verb (used with object), e·quipped, e·quip·ping.
Origin of equip
Synonyms for equip
verb equips, equipping or equipped (tr)
Word Origin for equip
1520s, from Middle French équiper "to fit out," from Old French esquiper "fit out a ship" (12c.), probably from Old Norse skipa "fit out a ship," from skip "ship" (see ship (n.)). Related: Equipped; equipping. Spanish and Portuguese esquipar are from French.