What does equip mean?

Definitions for equip
ɪˈkwɪpequip

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. equip, fit, fit out, outfitverb

    provide with (something) usually for a specific purpose

    "The expedition was equipped with proper clothing, food, and other necessities"

  2. equipverb

    provide with abilities or understanding

    "She was never equipped to be a dancer"

Wiktionary

  1. equipverb

    To furnish for service, or against a need or exigency; to fit out; to supply with whatever is necessary to efficient action in any way; to provide with arms or an armament, stores, munitions, rigging, etc.; -- said especially of ships and of troops. Dryden.

    Gave orders for equipping a considerable fleet. Ludlow.

  2. equipverb

    To dress up; to array; accouter.

    The country are led astray in following the town, and equipped in a ridiculous habit, when they fancy themselves in the height of the mode. Addison.

  3. equipverb

    To prepare (someone) with a skill

  4. Etymology: From équiper, originally said of a ship, esquiper; of origin; akin to Goth skip "ship". Compare with Old High German scif, German Schiff, Icelandic skip, Old English scip. See ship.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To EQUIPverb

    Etymology: equipper, French.

    The country are led astray in following the town; and equipped in a ridiculous habit, when they fancy themselves in the height of the mode. Joseph Addison, Spectator, №. 129.

Wikipedia

  1. equip

    John Calvin Maxwell (born February 20, 1947) is an American author, speaker, and pastor who has written many books, primarily focusing on leadership. Titles include The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership and The 21 Indispensable Qualities of a Leader. His books have sold millions of copies, with some on the New York Times Best Seller List.

ChatGPT

  1. equip

    To equip means to provide or prepare someone or something with the necessary items, skills or knowledge needed for a particular purpose or task. It can refer to tangible resources such as tools, equipment, or supplies, as well as intangible ones like education, training, or information.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Equipverb

    to furnish for service, or against a need or exigency; to fit out; to supply with whatever is necessary to efficient action in any way; to provide with arms or an armament, stores, munitions, rigging, etc.; -- said esp. of ships and of troops

  2. Equipverb

    to dress up; to array; accouter

  3. Etymology: [F. 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.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Equip

    e-kwip′, v.t. to fit out: to furnish with everything needed for any service or work:—pr.p. equip′ping; pa.p. equipped′.n. E′quipāge, that with which one is equipped: furniture required for any service, as that of a soldier, &c.: a carriage and attendants, retinue.—v.t. (obs.) to furnish with an equipage.—n. Equip′ment, the act of equipping: the state of being equipped: things used in equipping or furnishing: outfit. [Fr. équiper, prob. Ice. skipa, to set in order, skip, a ship.]

Editors Contribution

  1. equip

    To provide with equipment.

    They did equip their employees with the tools, knowledge and understanding to perform their roles and job descriptions easily and effectively.


    Submitted by MaryC on February 11, 2020  

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  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'equip' in Verbs Frequency: #740

Anagrams for equip »

  1. pique

  2. piqué

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of equip in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of equip in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of equip in a Sentence

  1. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter:

    The Syria train-and-equip program is even more challenging than the Iraq train-and-equip program, we are trying to recruit and identify people that... can be counted on -- that is, to fight, to have the right mindset and ideology.

  2. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter:

    We have an obligation to do that. We made that clear right from the beginning of the train-and-equip program, we haven't done it. We haven't done it.

  3. Matt Keracher:

    We're not asking these platforms to ban Photoshop or filters, but rather to let people know when images have been altered so that users don't take the images on face value as real, we really want to equip young people with the tools and the knowledge to be able to navigate social media platforms not only in a positive way but in a way that promotes good mental health.

  4. Kbank President:

    We will serve online sellers who want to equip themselves and expand their business.

  5. Scot Landry:

    Brian invited me to imagine a PragerU for Catholics, eDIFY will equip every parent, grandparent, priest and concerned peer with easily shareable videos and more that address the most hot-button topics of the day.

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