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Equip definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

EQUIP', v.t.
1. Properly, to dress; to habit. Hence, to furnish with arms, or a complete suit of arms, for military service. Thus we say, to equip men or troops for war; to equip a body of infantry or cavalry. But the word seems to include not only arms, but clothing, baggage, utensils, tents, and all the apparatus of an army, particularly when applied to a body of troops. Hence, to furnish with arms and warlike apparatus; as, to equip a regiment.
2. To furnish with men, artillery and munitions of war, as a ship. Hence, in common language, to fit for sea; to furnish with whatever is necessary for a voyage.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

v
1: provide with (something) usually for a specific purpose; "The expedition was equipped with proper clothing, food, and other necessities" [syn: equip, fit, fit out, outfit]
2: provide with abilities or understanding; "She was never equipped to be a dancer"

Merriam Webster's

I. transitive verb (equipped; equipping) Etymology: modification of Anglo-French eskiper, eschiper to load on board a ship, embark, outfit, man, of Germanic origin; akin to Old English scipian equip a ship, scip ship Date: 1523 1. to furnish for service or action by appropriate provisioning <equip an army> 2. dress, array 3. to make ready ; prepare <wasn't equipped to handle the pressures of the job> Synonyms: see furnish II. abbreviation equipment

Oxford Reference Dictionary

v.tr. (equipped, equipping) supply with what is needed. Derivatives: equipper n. Etymology: F équiper, prob. f. ON skipa to man (a ship) f. skip SHIP

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Equip E*quip", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Equipped; p. pr. & vb. n. Equipping.] [F. ['e]quiper to supply, fit out, orig. said of a ship, OF. esquiper to embark; of German origin; cf. OHG. scif, G. schiff, Icel. skip, AS. scip. See Ship.] 1. To furnish for service, or against a need or exigency; to fit out; to supply with whatever is necessary to efficient action in any way; to provide with arms or an armament, stores, munitions, rigging, etc.; -- said esp. of ships and of troops. --Dryden. Gave orders for equipping a considerable fleet. --Ludlow. 2. To dress up; to array; accouter. The country are led astray in following the town, and equipped in a ridiculous habit, when they fancy themselves in the height of the mode. --Addison.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(equips, equipping, equipped) 1. If you equip a person or thing with something, you give them the tools or equipment that are needed. They become obsessed with trying to equip their vehicles with gadgets to deal with every possible contingency... Owners of restaurants would have to equip them to admit disabled people... The country did not possess the modern guns to equip the reserve army properly. VERB: V n with n, V n to-inf, V n equipped ...well-equipped research buildings... The greenhouses come equipped with a ventilating system and aluminium screen door... ADJ 2. If something equips you for a particular task or experience, it gives you the skills and attitudes you need for it, especially by educating you in a particular way. Relative poverty, however, did not prevent Martin from equipping himself with an excellent education... A basic two-hour first aid course would equip you to deal with any of these incidents. VERB: V n with n, V n to-inf, also V n for n/-ing equipped Some students have emotional problems that teachers feel ill equipped to handle... When they leave school, they will be equipped for obtaining office jobs. ADJ: v-link ADJ to-inf, v-link ADJ for n/-ing

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

v. a. 1. Furnish, provide, arm, fit out, supply with outfits or apparatus. 2. Dress, accoutre, array, dress out.

Moby Thesaurus

accouter, adapt, adjust, appoint, arm, array, attire, attune, capacitate, caparison, clothe, condition, costume, deck out, disguise, dress, enable, fit, fit out, fit up, furnish, gear, habit, heel, man, masquerade, munition, outfit, prepare, provide, put in trim, put in tune, qualify, rig, rig out, rig up, staff, stock, suit, supply, tune, turn, turn out, uniform



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