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. [1913 Webster]

Gave orders for equipping a considerable fleet. --Ludlow. [1913 Webster]

2. To dress up; to array; accouter. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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