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Etymology

From French équiper (to supply, fit out), originally said of a ship, Old French esquiper (to embark); of Germanic origin; compare with Old High German scif, German Schiff, Icelandic skip, Old English scip. See ship.

Pronunciation

Verb

Infinitive
to equip

Third person singular
equip

Simple past
ing

Past participle
-

Present participle
p

to equip (third-person singular simple present equip, present participle p, simple past and past participle ing)
  1. (transitive) 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. Dryden.
    Gave orders for equipping a considerable fleet. Ludlow.
  2. (transitive) 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. (transitive) To prepare (someone) with a skill

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