[ ih-kwip ]
/ ɪˈkwɪp /
verb (used with object), e·quipped, e·quip·ping.
to furnish or provide with whatever is needed for use or for any undertaking; fit out, as a ship or army: They spent several thousand dollars to equip their boat.
to dress; array: He equipped himself in all his finery.
to furnish with intellectual or emotional resources; prepare: Education and travel have equipped her to deal with all sorts of people.
Origin of equip
1515–25; < Middle French equiper, Old French esquiper to fit out, equip, probably < Old Norse skipa to put in order, arrange, man (a ship)
e·quip·per, nouno·ver·e·quipped, adjectivepre·e·quip, verb (used with object), pre·e·quipped, pre·e·quip·ping.re·e·quip, verb (used with object), re·e·quipped, re·e·quip·ping.
un·e·quipped, adjectivewell-e·quipped, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for reequip
/ (ɪˈkwɪp) /
verb equips, equipping or equipped (tr)
to furnish with (necessary supplies, etc)
(usually passive) to provide with abilities, understanding, etcher son was never equipped to be a scholar
to dress out; attire
Derived Formsequipper, noun
Word Origin for equip
C16: from Old French eschiper to embark, fit out (a ship), of Germanic origin; compare Old Norse skipa to put in order, skip ship
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