EQUIP

equip

(verb) provide with abilities or understanding; “She was never equipped to be a dancer”

equip, fit, fit out, outfit

(verb) provide with (something) usually for a specific purpose; “The expedition was equipped with proper clothing, food, and other necessities”

Source: WordNet® 3.1


Etymology

Verb

equip (third-person singular simple present equips, present participle equipping, simple past equipped, past participle equipt or equipped) (equipt is archaic)

(transitive) To supply with something necessary in order to carry out a specific action or task; to provide with (e.g. weapons, provisions, munitions, rigging)

(transitive) To dress up; to array; to clothe.

(transitive) To prepare (someone) with a skill.

(transitive) To equip oneself with (an item).

Synonyms

• (furnish for service): apparel, dight, fit out, kit out

• (to dress up): don, dress, put on; see also clothe

Anagrams

• pequi, pique, piqué

Source: Wiktionary


E*quip", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Equipped; p. pr. & vb. n. Equipping.] Etym: [F. équiper 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.]

1. 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. 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.

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition



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