Definitions for equalˈi kwəl

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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"


  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


  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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Kate Bauer:

    It's not equal competition.

  2. Rob Thummel:

    All yieldcos are not created equal.

  3. Confucius:

    Have no friends not equal to yourself.

  4. Edward Young:

    The purpose firm is equal to the deed.

  5. contesant in 1990 Mr. New Jersey Male pageant:

    Equal Rights were created for everyone.

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