Definitions for equalˈi kwəl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

e•qual*ˈi kwəl(adj.; n.; v.)e•qualed, e•qual•ing; e•qualled, e•qual•ling.

  1. (adj.)as great as; the same as (often fol. by to or with).

  2. like or alike in quantity, degree, value, etc.

  3. of the same rank, ability, merit, etc.:

    two students of equal brilliance.

  4. evenly proportioned or balanced:

    an equal contest.

  5. uniform in operation or effect:

    equal laws.

  6. adequate or sufficient in quantity or degree.

  7. having adequate ability or means; suited:

    I felt equal to the task.

  8. level, as a plain.

  9. tranquil or undisturbed.

  10. impartial or equitable.

  11. (n.)a person or thing that is equal.

  12. (v.t.)to be or become equal to; meet or match, as in value.

  13. to make or do something equal to:

    to equal someone else's achievements.

  14. Archaic. to make equal; equalize.

  15. Obs. to recompense fully.

* Usage: See unique.

Origin of equal:

1350–1400; < L aequālis equal, like

Princeton's WordNet

  1. peer, equal, match, compeer(adj)

    a person who is of equal standing with another in a group

  2. equal(adj)

    having the same quantity, value, or measure as another

    "on equal terms"; "all men are equal before the law"

  3. adequate, equal(verb)

    having the requisite qualities or resources to meet a task

    "she had adequate training"; "her training was adequate"; "she was adequate to the job"; "he was equal to the task"

  4. equal, be(verb)

    be identical or equivalent to

    "One dollar equals 1,000 rubles these days!"

  5. equal, touch, rival, match(verb)

    be equal to in quality or ability

    "Nothing can rival cotton for durability"; "Your performance doesn't even touch that of your colleagues"; "Her persistence and ambition only matches that of her parents"

  6. equal, match, equalize, equalise, equate(verb)

    make equal, uniform, corresponding, or matching

    "let's equalize the duties among all employees in this office"; "The company matched the discount policy of its competitors"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. equal(adjective)ˈi kwəl

    of the same size, value, amount, etc. as sth else

    two coins of equal value; Five pounds is equal to about ten dollars.; The stones are approximately equal in weight.

  2. equalˈi kwəl

    being treated in the same way as others

    a time when some races were not considered equal; equal pay for men and women

  3. equal(verb)ˈi kwəl

    to be the same as

    Four plus four equals eight.

  4. equalˈi kwəl

    to be as good as

    Nobody has equaled his batting record.

  5. equal(noun)ˈi kwəl

    sb or sth that is as good as sb else

    a teacher who treats her students as equals; The team has no equal in the league.

Wiktionary

  1. equal(Noun)

    A person or thing of equal status to others.

  2. equal(Verb)

    To be equal to, to have the same value as; to correspond to.

    Two plus two equals four.

  3. equal(Verb)

    To be equivalent to; to match

  4. equal(Verb)

    To have as its consequence.

  5. equal(Adjective)

    The same in all respects.

    Equal conditions should produce equal results.

  6. equal(Adjective)

    Exactly identical, having the same value.

    All right angles are equal.

  7. equal(Adjective)

    Fair, impartial.

  8. equal(Adjective)

    Adequate; sufficiently capable or qualified.

    This test is pretty tough, but I think I'm equal to it.

  9. Origin: From aequalis.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Equal(adj)

    agreeing in quantity, size, quality, degree, value, etc.; having the same magnitude, the same value, the same degree, etc.; -- applied to number, degree, quantity, and intensity, and to any subject which admits of them; neither inferior nor superior, greater nor less, better nor worse; corresponding; alike; as, equal quantities of land, water, etc. ; houses of equal size; persons of equal stature or talents; commodities of equal value

  2. Equal(adj)

    bearing a suitable relation; of just proportion; having competent power, abilities, or means; adequate; as, he is not equal to the task

  3. Equal(adj)

    not variable; equable; uniform; even; as, an equal movement

  4. Equal(adj)

    evenly balanced; not unduly inclining to either side; characterized by fairness; unbiased; impartial; equitable; just

  5. Equal(adj)

    of the same interest or concern; indifferent

  6. Equal(adj)

    intended for voices of one kind only, either all male or all female; -- opposed to mixed

  7. Equal(adj)

    exactly agreeing with respect to quantity

  8. Equal(noun)

    one not inferior or superior to another; one having the same or a similar age, rank, station, office, talents, strength, or other quality or condition; an equal quantity or number; as, "If equals be taken from equals the remainders are equal."

  9. Equal(noun)

    state of being equal; equality

  10. Equal(verb)

    to be or become equal to; to have the same quantity, the same value, the same degree or rank, or the like, with; to be commen/urate with

  11. Equal(verb)

    to make equal return to; to recompense fully

  12. Equal(verb)

    to make equal or equal to; to equalize; hence, to compare or regard as equals; to put on equality

Freebase

  1. Equal

    Equal is a brand of artificial sweetener containing aspartame, dextrose and maltodextrin. It is marketed as a tabletop sweetener by Merisant, a global corporation which also used to own the well-known NutraSweet brand when it was a subsidiary of Monsanto and which has headquarters in Chicago, Illinois, Switzerland, Mexico, and Australia. In French Canada, Equal is known as "Égal".

Editors Contribution

  1. Equal

    To have equal amount of strength or force on two or more sides

    We have a balanced force because she weighs 85 pounds like me and she is pulling on the other side

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'equal' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1761

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'equal' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1531

  3. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'equal' in Verbs Frequency: #1108

  4. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'equal' in Adjectives Frequency: #216


Translations for equal

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

equal(adjective)

the same in size, amount, value etc

four equal slices; coins of equal value; Are these pieces equal in size? Women want equal wages with men.

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