- 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
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Examples from the Web for unequipped
The Center was mechanical, and unequipped to hear complaints.Waste Not, Want
As a national park, though undeveloped and unequipped as yet, Lassen has many charms besides its volcanic phenomena.The Book of the National Parks
Robert Sterling Yard
Then I knew that I had set out strange countries for to see, and that I was all unequipped for so distant a voyage.Tales of Fantasy and Fact
All these terms lead to mixed and indefinite ideas, and leave him unequipped for the clear expression of color qualities.A Color Notation
Albert H. Munsell
In borrowing White's unequipped horses we may add one hundred hussars.
- not furnished with the necessary supplies, abilities, etc
- 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
Word Origin and History for unequipped
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.