equip

  • 1 equip — UK US /ɪˈkwɪp/ verb [T] ( pp ) ► to give someone or something the tools and equipment they need to do a job: »A company spokesman said it would not be equipping the new $2.5 billion plant until business conditions improve. equip sb/sth with sth… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 2 equip — equip; equip·ment; equip·per; re·equip; …

    English syllables

  • 3 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… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

    Law dictionary

  • 5 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

  • 6 equip — *furnish, outfit, appoint, accouter, arm Contrasted words: divest, dismantle, denude, *strip: despoil, spoliate, *ravage …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

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

    Modern English usage

  • 8 equip — [v] make ready with supplies accouter, adorn, appoint, arm, array, attire, deck, deck out*, decorate, dress, endow, feather nest*, fit out, fix up, furnish, gear, gear up*, heel*, implement, line nest*, man, outfit, prep*, prepare, provide,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 9 equip — ► VERB (equipped, equipping) 1) supply with the items needed for a purpose. 2) prepare (someone) mentally for a situation or task. ORIGIN French équiper, probably from an Old Norse word meaning to man a ship …

    English terms dictionary

  • 10 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

  • 11 equip */*/ — UK [ɪˈkwɪp] / US verb [transitive] Word forms equip : present tense I/you/we/they equip he/she/it equips present participle equipping past tense equipped past participle equipped 1) to provide a person, object, or place with the things that they… …

    English dictionary

  • 12 equip — e|quip [ıˈkwıp] v past tense and past participle equipped present participle equipping [T] [Date: 1500 1600; : French; Origin: équiper, probably from Old Norse skipa to make ready a ship , from skip ship ] 1.) to provide a person or place with… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13 equip — e|quip [ ı kwıp ] verb transitive ** 1. ) to provide a person or place with the things they need for a particular purpose: They received a grant to build and equip a new dental clinic. equip someone/something with something: There is not enough… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 14 equip — [[t]ɪkwɪ̱p[/t]] equips, equipping, equipped 1) VERB If you equip a person or thing with something, you give them the tools or equipment that are needed. [V n with n] They become obsessed with trying to equip their vehicles with gadgets to deal… …

    English dictionary

  • 15 equip — verb equipped, equipping (T) 1 to provide a person, group, building etc with the things that are needed for a particular kind of activity or work: equip sb with: The boys equipped themselves with torches and rope, and set off. | be equipped to do …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 equip — 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… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 17 Equip — The word equip can refer to:* Equipment (see tool) * EQUIP, an international ministry. * Equipe, a Massachusetts based manufacturer …

    Wikipedia

  • 18 equip — equipper, n. /i kwip /, v.t., equipped, equipping. 1. 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. 2. to dress; array: He… …

    Universalium

  • 19 equip — verb ADVERB ▪ lavishly, splendidly (esp. BrE), superbly (esp. BrE), well ▪ The resort is well equipped for sailing. ▪ badly, poorly …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 20 equip — e•quip [[t]ɪˈkwɪp[/t]] v. t. e•quipped, e•quip•ping 1) to provide with what is needed for use or for an undertaking; fit out: to equip an army[/ex] 2) to dress; array 3) to furnish with intellectual or emotional resources; prepare • Etymology:… …

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