Definitions for: Equip

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

Webster (1913) Definition: 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.

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.

Synonyms: fit, fit out, outfit

See Also: accouter, accoutre, adorn, appoint, armor, armour, clothe, collar, commission, enable, fin, furnish, fuse, instrument, invest, kit, kit out, kit up, mechanise, mechanize, motorise, motorize, muzzle, provide, re-equip, refit, rejig, render, rig, set, set up, spur, supply, weatherstrip, wire

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