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

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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  • equip — index bear (yield), bestow, clothe, contribute (supply), fund, furnish, give ( …   Law dictionary

  • equip — 1520s, from M.Fr. équiper to fit out, from O.Fr. esquiper fit out a ship (12c.), probably from O.N. skipa fit out a ship, from skip ship (see SHIP (Cf. ship) (n.)). Related: Equipped; equipping. Sp., Port. esquipar are from French …   Etymology dictionary

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  • equip — has inflected forms equipped, equipping. The noun form is equipment …   Modern English usage

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  • equip — equip1 [ē kwip′, ikwip′] vt. equipped, equipping [Fr équiper < OFr esquiper, to embark, put out to sea, prob. < ON skipa, to arrange, make ready < skip, SHIP] 1. to provide with what is needed; outfit [troops equipped for battle] 2. to… …   English World dictionary

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