What does equal mean?

Definitions for equal
ˈi kwəlequal

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word equal.

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"

Wiktionary

  1. equal(Noun)

    A person or thing of equal status to others.

    Etymology: From aequalis.

  2. equal(Verb)

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

    Two plus two equals four.

    Etymology: From aequalis.

  3. equal(Verb)

    To be equivalent to; to match

    Etymology: From aequalis.

  4. equal(Verb)

    To have as its consequence.

    Etymology: From aequalis.

  5. equal(Adjective)

    The same in all respects.

    Equal conditions should produce equal results.

    Etymology: From aequalis.

  6. equal(Adjective)

    Exactly identical, having the same value.

    All right angles are equal.

    Etymology: From aequalis.

  7. equal(Adjective)

    Fair, impartial.

    Etymology: From aequalis.

  8. equal(Adjective)

    Adequate; sufficiently capable or qualified.

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

    Etymology: 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".

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Equal

    ē′kwal, adj. identical: of the same value: adequate: in just proportion: fit: equable: uniform: equitable: evenly balanced: just.—n. one of the same age, rank, &c.—v.t. to be, or to make, equal to:—pr.p. ē′qualling; pa.p. ē′qualled.n. Equalisā′tion, the act of making equal: state of being equalised.—v.t. E′qualise, to make equal.—adj. and n. Equalitār′ian, of or pertaining to the equality of mankind.—n. Equal′ity, the condition of being equal: sameness: evenness.—adv. E′qually.—n. E′qualness, the state of being equal: evenness: uniformity.—v.t. Equāte′, to reduce to an average or to a common standard of comparison: to regard as equal:—pr.p. equāt′ing; pa.p. equāt′ed.ns. Equā′tion, the act of making equal: (alg.) a statement of the equality of two quantities: reduction to a mean proportion; Equā′tor (geog.), a great circle passing round the middle of the globe and dividing it into two equal parts: (astron.) the equinoctial.—adj. Equatō′rial, of or pertaining to the equator.—n. an instrument for observing and following a celestial body in any part of its diurnal course.—adv. Equatō′rially, so as to have motion or direction parallel to the equator.—Equal to the occasion, fit or able for an emergency.—Equation of time, the reduction from mean solar time to apparent solar time.—An equal (Spens.), a state of equality.—Personal equation, any error common to all the observations of some one person, any tendency to error or prejudice due to the personal characteristics of some person for which allowance must be made. [L. æqualisæquāre, to make equal—æquus, equal.]

Editors Contribution

  1. equal

    A known and specific quantity, type or value.

    We received the equal amount of pay and are very grateful.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 24, 2020  
  2. equal

    An exact amount or value.

    The father and mother agreed the children should have an equal amount of time with each parent every week.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 3, 2020  
  3. equal

    An intuitive and known quantity.

    They had an equal amount of food to share at the table with their loved ones.

    Submitted by MaryC on January 31, 2020  
  4. equal

    The intuitive knowing that every human being and animal is of true value.

    WE are all equal human beings different roles and responsibilities and equal also to the animals they are of equal value to us.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 25, 2020  
  5. equal

    To have the entitlement to rights, opportunities or choices.

    Equal opportunities for all are guaranteed.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 24, 2020  

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

How to pronounce equal?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say equal in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of equal in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of equal in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of equal in a Sentence

  1. Churchill:

    The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings. The inherent virtue of socialism is the equal sharing of misery.

  2. Phil Scott:

    We are a nation of United States – a constitutional republic made up of individually governed states empowering three equal branches of government to act on our behalf – not one nation-state governed exclusively by a president.

  3. Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin:

    Oklahoma is a state where we respect the rule of law, and we will not ignore the state courts or their decisions, however, we are also a state with three co-equal branches of government.

  4. Peter Romer-Friedman:

    Equal rights must be the guiding principle for online advertising and recruiting, this settlement takes away digital tools that advertisers can use to deny equal opportunity. We will continue our efforts to hold employers accountable for using Facebook's platform to discriminate.

  5. Antonia Kirkland:

    It is also vital we ensure that a transparent and fair nominations process and procedure exists, so that women can be seriously considered and are given an equal opportunity.

Images & Illustrations of equal

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