What does equipment mean?

Definitions for equipment
ɪˈkwɪp məntequip·ment

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. equipmentnoun

    an instrumentality needed for an undertaking or to perform a service

Wiktionary

  1. equipmentnoun

    The act of equipping, or the state of being equipped, as for a voyage or expedition.

  2. equipmentnoun

    Whatever is used in equipping; necessaries for an expedition or voyage; the collective designation for the articles comprising an outfit; equipage; as, a railroad equipment (locomotives, cars, etc.; for carrying on business); horse equipment; infantry equipment; naval equipment; laboratory equipment.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Equipmentnoun

    Etymology: from equip.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Equipmentnoun

    the act of equipping, or the state of being equipped, as for a voyage or expedition

  2. Equipmentnoun

    whatever is used in equipping; necessaries for an expedition or voyage; the collective designation for the articles comprising an outfit; equipage; as, a railroad equipment (locomotives, cars, etc. ; for carrying on business); horse equipments; infantry equipments; naval equipments; laboratory equipments

  3. Etymology: [Cf. F. quipement. See Equip.]

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. equipment

    In logistics, all nonexpendable items needed to outfit or equip an individual or organization. See also assembly; component; subassembly; supplies.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. equipment

    The complete outfit of an officer.

Editors Contribution

  1. equipment

    A tool or device created and designed in various colors, materials, mechanisms, shapes, sizes and styles for an accurate and specific purpose.

    They had all the equipment they needed to complete the task easily and efficiently.


    Submitted by MaryC on February 11, 2020  

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'equipment' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1130

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'equipment' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1715

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'equipment' in Nouns Frequency: #519

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of equipment in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of equipment in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of equipment in a Sentence

  1. Peter Maurer:

    The compounded effects of intense fighting and import restrictions are having a dramatic impact on health care. Health facilities have been massively attacked as well as suffering collateral damage, medicines can't get in so patient care is falling apart. Fuel shortages mean equipment doesn't work. This cannot go on. Yemen is crumbling. As a matter of urgency, there must be free movement of goods into and across the country ... Much more needs to be done.

  2. Jessica Ilunga:

    It means at times they don't change gloves or don't use single-use ones or simply they don't use gloves at all, they don't sterilize their equipment, and they don't decontaminate beds, and they don't change sheets.

  3. Jared Dearing:

    Most of us can not compel our local election jurisdictions to update their equipment.

  4. Naval Operations Adm. William Moran:

    We've aggressively gone after readiness challenges in our operational submarine fleet, and identified three key drivers : public shipyard capacity, shipyard productivity and parts availability, working with our industry partners, we've been able to allocate multiple submarines to private shipyards in order to alleviate the disparity between demand and capacity within our public shipyards. Our first-ever Shipyard Infrastructure Optimization Plan, delivered to Congress earlier this year, establishes our road map to upgrade our dry docks, facilities and equipment to improve overall productivity.

  5. Peter Navarro:

    My job at The White House now is to help marry the full force of the federal government with the full power of private enterprise to mobilize our industrial base and thereby quickly get what we need, most urgently Personal Protective Equipment such as masks and gloves and testing kit element like swabs, it's been enormously helpful that the President signed the DPA last week. We've seen a noticeable uptick in the intensity of that mobilization, and my office is using the DPA every day as quiet leverage to turbocharge the great outpouring of volunteer efforts from the business community.

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