• WordNet 3.6
    • v equip provide with abilities or understanding "She was never equipped to be a dancer"
    • v equip provide with (something) usually for a specific purpose "The expedition was equipped with proper clothing, food, and other necessities"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The first tattoo machine was invented by Samuel O'Reilly. He did this by using equipment that Thomas Edison used to engrave hard surfaces.
    • Equip 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."
    • Equip 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. "Gave orders for equipping a considerable fleet."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: In Haiti, only 1 out of every 200 people own a car. This is ironic considering approximately 33% of the country's budget on import is spent on equipment for fuel and transportation.
    • equip To fit out; furnish with means for the prosecution of a purpose; provide with whatever is needed for efficient action or service: extended from the fitting out of ships and armies to that of other things, and also of persons either materially or mentally: as, to equip a ship with rigging, sails, tackle, etc., for a cruise or voyage; to equip a soldier or an army with arms and accoutrements, or a traveler with clothing and conveniences for a journey; to be equipped with knowledge and skill for a vocation.
    • equip Specifically To fit up; dress out; array; accoutre.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Around 2,000 left-handed people die annually due to improper use of equipment designed only for right handed people.
    • v.t Equip e-kwip′ to fit out: to furnish with everything needed for any service or work
    • pr.p Equip equip′ping; pa.p. equipped′
    • v.t Equip (obs.) to furnish with an equipage
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  • David Lloyd George
    “A fully equipped duke costs as much to keep up as two Dreadnoughts, and dukes are just as great a terror -- and they last longer.”
  • J. G. Ballard
    “Pop artists deal with the lowly trivia of possessions and equipment that the present generation is lugging along with it on its safari into the future.”
  • Thomas Ehrlich
    Thomas Ehrlich
    “A college education should equip one to entertain three things: a friend, an idea and oneself.”
  • Ivern Ball
    Ivern Ball
    “He's the type who makes mountains out of molehills and then sells climbing equipment.”
  • Mary Caroline Richards
    “The imagination equips us to perceive reality when it is not fully materialized.”
  • Eric Hoffer
    “In a time of drastic change it is the learners who inherit the future. The learned usually find themselves equipped to live in a world that no longer exists.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
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


In literature:

The two companies ("C" and "D") of the 24th Battalion were immediately formed from the depot units in camp and commenced to equip and train.
"The 28th: A Record of War Service in the Australian Imperial Force, 1915-19, Vol. I" by Herbert Brayley Collett
A well-equipped gymnasium is essential for the most thorough physical culture.
"Colleges in America" by John Marshall Barker
It was equipped with a superbeam too, which cut a swathe nearly a hundred feet wide wherever it played.
"The Airlords of Han" by Philip Francis Nowlan
To ensure the smashing of the Mahdists, the Sirdar was leading the largest and best equipped expedition ever seen south of Wady Halfa.
"Khartoum Campaign, 1898" by Bennet Burleigh
They cannot carry out their missions without adequate equipment.
"The Iraq Study Group Report" by United States Institute for Peace
You know the kind of equipment that will be hooked up to her?
"The Alembic Plot" by Ann Wilson
A second bed, already neatly set up and equipped, stood in another corner.
"At Plattsburg" by Allen French
Fully equipped for service.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
The interior equipment for this type of dry kiln is arranged very similiar to that used in the Apartment kiln.
"Seasoning of Wood" by Joseph B. Wagner
Especially is this so where the cost of equipment is large proportionately to the annual return.
"Principles of Mining" by Herbert C. Hoover

In poetry:

I paid a goodly sum for you
After many efforts blind
To get the full equipment that
They promised when I signed.
"Old F. S. Coat" by Robert A Donaldson
How well the bridegroom knew its voice,
As from its strings its song went gushing!
Nor long delayed the promised maid
Equipped for bridal, coy and blushing.
"Beranger's "Broken Fiddle"" by Eugene Field
But Buonaparte still tarried;
His project had miscarried;
At the last hour, equipped for victory,
The fleet had paused; his subtle combinations had been parried
By British strategy.
"The Alarm" by Thomas Hardy
A poor equipment, this, you'd say,
To meet the hurly-burly.
Where votes are wheedled in a way
Both devious and curly.
We may grow up to Jack some day.
He's sound, but somewhat early.
"'Jack'" by C J Dennis
XIV. Borne on their shoulders that which bore them all,
Poles, paddles, tent-staves: round their naked heads,
Broad thongs embrace, behind them, tapering small,
Equipments, clothes, utensils, food, and beds.
"The Toils Of The Voyager" by George Jehoshaphat Mountain
And these I see—these sparkling eyes,
These stores of mystic meaning—these young lives,
Building, equipping, like a fleet of ships—immortal ships!
Soon to sail out over the measureless seas,
On the Soul's voyage.
"On Old Man's Thought Of School" by Walt Whitman

In news:

Video Equipment Rentals, an equipment rental company with locations throughout the United States, Canada and Europe, has added four additional LDK 8300 Live Super SloMo camera systems from Grass Valley.
Vermeer Launches Equipment Registration Program with NER to Combat Equipment Theft.
WASHINGTON, DC—December 5, 2012—Most businesses require equipment in order to operate and grow and, for a majority of businesses, equipment financing is a key acquisition strategy.
The BPAs, hosted by GSA's National IT Commodity Program, offer tablet PCs, mobile products, monitors, videoconference equipment, laptops, desktops, notebooks, netbooks and data center equipment.
The plan, said IfA Director Guenther Hasinger, was to fill the facility with staff, faculty and equipment and make it an "instrumentation center of excellence," to build and test state-of-the art equipment used by astronomers .
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Butler has released a new, 92-page color brochure which includes information and images of the Butler System, preferred equipment packages, optional equipment and components, parts and supplies.
National Bulk Equipment (NBE) has released a series of six online video commentaries on the principles of sanitary-specific design and construction for bulk material handling equipment.
Coe Press Equipment, a provider of coil handling equipment in Sterling Heights, Mich. Has announced the appointment of Kevin Dombrowski as mechanical engineering manager.
Equipment Solutions Inc. Equipment Solutions' VCS-2020 Voice Coil Stage features a ¾ inch dia.
The CHP insists that its cruisers be able to safely carry all their equipment plus four fully equipped officers.
Gregory Granzeier describes the da Vinci robotic surgery equipment at Rockford Memorial Hospital while Dr Michael Fumo uses the equipment off camera.
The Hollywood apartment had a waiting room area and was fully equipped with dental equipment, the woman told police.
The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA) has launched a website dedicated to equipment financing.
A DVD containing three safety videos specific to trenchers, HDD equipment, and compact utility equipment is included.

In science:

It is a matter of checking that this structure equips S2k+1 with a structure of a Sasakian-Einstein manifold.
Locally Sasakian Manifolds
Let S be a punctured torus equipped with a complete hyperbolic metric of finite volume.
A norm on homology of surfaces and counting simple geodesics
If a finitely presented group G is equipped with the word metric, then G is a geometry, on which G acts geometrical ly by multiplication from the right.
A norm on homology of surfaces and counting simple geodesics
The geometry X will be the subset of H2 equal to the union of all these truncated fundamental domains, and equipped with path metric.
A norm on homology of surfaces and counting simple geodesics
Clearly X is a geometry, on which F2 acts geometrically, and so X is quasi-isometric (quasi-Lipschitz equivalent) to F2 equipped with its word metric.
A norm on homology of surfaces and counting simple geodesics