equipage

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n equipage a vehicle with wheels drawn by one or more horses
    • n equipage equipment and supplies of a military force
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Equipage A carriage of state or of pleasure with all that accompanies it, as horses, liveried servants, etc., a showy turn-out. "The rumbling equipages of fashion . . . were unknown in the settlement of New Amsterdam."
    • Equipage Furniture or outfit, whether useful or ornamental; especially, the furniture and supplies of a vessel, fitting her for a voyage or for warlike purposes, or the furniture and necessaries of an army, a body of troops, or a single soldier, including whatever is necessary for efficient service; equipments; accouterments; habiliments; attire. "Did their exercises on horseback with noble equipage .""First strip off all her equipage of Pride."
    • Equipage Retinue; train; suite.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n equipage An outfit; provision of means or materials for carrying out a purpose; furniture for efficient service or action; an equipment: specifically applied to the outfit of a ship or an army, including supplies of all kinds for the former, and munitions of war for the latter. For an army, camp equipage consists of tents, utensils, and everything necessary for encampment, and field equipage consists of military apparatus, means of transport, and all requisites for march or action.
    • n equipage Furniture; garniture; accoutrements; habiliments; dress.
    • n equipage Retinue, as persons, horses, carriages, etc.; a train of attendants or dependents; especially, a coach with the horses, servants, liveries, harness, etc.: as, the equipage of a prince; Lady A.'s equipage was the handsomest in the park.
    • n equipage A collection of little implements often carried about the person, either in an étui made for the purpose, or suspended from a chatelaine, especially in the eighteenth century. They consisted of tweezers, a toothpick, an earpick, nail-cleaner, bodkin, and often knife and scissors, and sometimes even the private seal.
    • equipage To furnish with an equipage or outfit.
    • n equipage Equality.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Equipage that with which one is equipped: furniture required for any service, as that of a soldier, &c.: a carriage and attendants, retinue
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. équipage, fr. équiper,. See Equip
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. équiper, prob. Ice. skipa, to set in order, skip, a ship.

Usage

In literature:

Will you hang your head in his presence, because he outshines you in equipage and show?
"The American Frugal Housewife" by Lydia M. Child
Of clothing, camp-equipage, and harness, twelve thousand tons.
"The Art of War" by Baron Henri de Jomini
I asked immediately, what young heir or lover owned that glittering equipage?
"The Tatler, Volume 1, 1899" by George A. Aitken
There also shall you be cloathed with Glory and Majesty, and put into an equipage fit to ride out with the King of Glory.
"The Children's Hour, v 5. Stories From Seven Old Favorites" by Eva March Tappan
But what dismal equipage now struggles along the uneven street?
"Twice Told Tales" by Nathaniel Hawthorne
The showy equipages of the nobility were in perpetual motion.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, No. CCCXLV. July, 1844. Vol. LVI." by Various
Then Stanway stood waiting by his equipage for Ethel and Milly.
"Leonora" by Arnold Bennett
Existence would be incomplete to a Russian without an equipage, and if he cannot own one he keeps it on hire.
"Overland through Asia; Pictures of Siberian, Chinese, and Tartar Life" by Thomas Wallace Knox
What assurance had he that the Prussians would not confiscate the entire equipage?
"The Downfall" by Emile Zola
The boys gazed at it in wonderment, too interested in the equipage itself to heed the occupants.
"The Adventure Club Afloat" by Ralph Henry Barbour
He is so deficient in equipage, also, that it will be impossible for him to carry his troops over great distances.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 09, No. 51, January, 1862" by Various
Quite a crowd collected about the church door to stare at the court equipages.
"The Sunny Side of Diplomatic Life, 1875-1912" by Lillie DeHegermann-Lindencrone
So recently as half so long since one of the light equipages now so familiar to us would have been a simple impossibility.
"Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Vol. XVII. No. 101. May, 1876." by Various
Her beautiful house, her carriages, her gowns, her husband, and all the equipage of her new station filled her heart.
"Gordon Keith" by Thomas Nelson Page
They have no ideas of settlements, establishments, equipages, and pin-money.
"Bracebridge Hall" by Washington Irving
They took with them nearly all the camp equipage.
"Christopher Carson" by John S. C. Abbott
Dashing equipages glance down the Shell Road with merry driving-and picnic-parties.
"Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Vol. 11, No. 22, January, 1873" by Various
In this Posture and Equipage we marched forward.
"An Historical Relation Of The Island Ceylon In The East Indies" by Robert Knox
He saw presently two or three dark heaps near him, and as his eyes grew used to the darkness he made out camp equipage and supplies.
"The Texan Star" by Joseph A. Altsheler
However, a part of his booty was an old coach built when carriage people made long journeys in their own equipages.
"The Flower of the Chapdelaines" by George W. Cable
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In poetry:

Behold two turtles in one cage,
With such a lovely equipage,
As they who knew them long may doubt
Some yong ones have bin stollen out.
"On Fayrford Windowes" by William Strode
When on Camilla's fate her eye she turns,
No more for show and equipage she burns;
She learns Leander's passion to despise,
And looks on merit with discerning eyes.
"The Fan : A Poem. Book III." by John Gay
Little was stown then, and less gaed to waste,
Barely a mullin for mice or for rattens;
The thrifty housewife to the flesh-market paced,
Her equipage a'--just a gude pair o' pattens.
"Old And New Times" by Alexander Boswell
Now in equipage stately, now humbly on foot,
Both fortunes he tried, but to neither would trust;
And whirled in the round as the wheel turn'd about,
He found riches had wings, and knew man was but dust.
"For My Own Monument" by Matthew Prior
Into an old inn did this equipage roll,
At a town they call Hodsdon, the sign of the Bull,
Near a nymph with an urn, that divides the highway,
And into a puddle throws mother of tea.
Derry down, down, hey derry down.
"Down-Hall. A Ballad." by Matthew Prior

In news:

He noted that further funding is available for aircraft equipage on a similar scale to the JetBlue program, but indicated that the industry will have to cover most of the equipage bill.
ADS-B equipage funding left out of FAA reauthorization.
He suggested financial incentives for general aviation to equip for NextGen, which might include federal guarantees of equipage.
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