• WordNet 3.6
    • n equipment an instrumentality needed for an undertaking or to perform a service
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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.
    • Equipment The act of equipping, or the state of being equipped, as for a voyage or expedition. "The equipment of the fleet was hastened by De Witt."
    • Equipment Whatever is used in equipping; necessaries for an expedition or voyage; the collective designation for the articles comprising an outfit; equipage; as, a railroad equipmentlocomotives, cars, etc. ; for carrying on business); horse equipments; infantry equipments; naval equipments; laboratory equipments. "Armed and dight,
      In the equipments of a knight."
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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.
    • n equipment The act of equipping or fitting out, or the state of being equipped, as for a voyage or an expedition.
    • n equipment Anything that is used in or provided for equipping, as furniture, habiliments, warlike apparatus, necessaries for an expedition or for a voyage, or the knowledge and skill necessary for a vocation: as, the equipments of a hotel, a ship, or a railroad; the equipment of a man for the ministry, or for the law.
    • n equipment Specifically pl. Milit., certain of the necessaries for officers and soldiers, as horses, horse-appointments, and accoutrements; the clothes, arms, etc., of a soldier, or certain furnishings for artillery. Thus, the cannoneers' equipments are the priming-wire, vent-punch, thumb stall, primer-pouch, cartridge-pouch or haversack, and hausse-pouch. The equipments for a field-piece include the vent-cover, paulin, tompion, and strap; the other articles used in the service of cannon are called implements.
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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.
    • n Equipment the act of equipping: the state of being equipped: things used in equipping or furnishing: outfit
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  • 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.”
  • Edward M. Forster
    “Those who prepared for all the emergencies of life beforehand may equip themselves at the expense of joy.”
  • 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
Cf. F. équipement,. See Equip
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. équiper, prob. Ice. skipa, to set in order, skip, a ship.


In literature:

It was equipped with wonderful completeness.
"The Heart of Unaga" by Ridgwell Cullum
Even under the best of conditions linemen would be kept busy all the time repairing the equipment.
"Walter and the Wireless" by Sara Ware Bassett
They must gather the expeditions together, and re-equip the ships.
"The Ultimate Weapon" by John Wood Campbell
The British had by now been equipped with proper respirators and could withstand a gas attack with comparative ease.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume V (of 12)"
From every street and avenue fire-fighting equipment poured into that square.
"The Pirates of Ersatz" by Murray Leinster
It was a hard, dirty job which I was not physically equipped to handle.
"Land of the Burnt Thigh" by Edith Eudora Kohl
There's going to be a blaze if I'm any judge unless they get here fast with plenty of fire equipment.
"Anything You Can Do ..." by Gordon Randall Garrett
It is wise to buy from stock which can be duplicated if breakages occur, so that the equipment may be kept uniform.
"Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Household Management" by Ministry of Education
The complete cost of equipment had been $300.
"The Making of a Trade School" by Mary Schenck Woolman
Well, I've flown out here with what equipment I could scrape up in a hurry, and you can see what I'm doing!
"Blow The Man Down" by Holman Day

In poetry:

Equip me, O my God! aright,
With ev'ry gift that's rquisite,
For one, who chuses still to be
A constant votary to thee.
"A Prayer For Mr. Samuel Prichard, The Author's Son" by Rees Prichard
He saw under the hill-side
A Knight full well equipped;
His steed was black, his helm was barred;
He was riding at full speed.
"The Elected Knight. From The Danish. " by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
We see him almost with content,
abased, and seeming to have paid
and mocked at by his own equipment
that's hard and good when he's decayed.
"Vergissmeinnicht (Forget-me-not)" by Keith Douglas
equipped with all the very latest engines
for keeping Nature at bay,
versed in all ancient magic, the arts of quelling
the Dark Lord and his hungry
"The Common Life" by W H Auden
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
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:

Vermeer Launches Equipment Registration Program with NER to Combat Equipment Theft.
Honda Power Equipment announced the launch of a new dealer program designed to support Honda Power Equipment, Honda Engines and Honda Marine product dealers participating in the company's global sustainability initiatives.
As Pack Expo, the premier event for packaging equipment, kicks off in Chicago on Oct 28, makers of packaging equipment might well feel their business is on a glide path.
Salomon has appointed Erik Anderson as Sales Director for Salomon USA Winter Sports Equipment to oversee alpine and Nordic ski equipment categories.
Scramblers were all equipped with the Dana 300 transfer case and locking hubs, in lieu of the optional Quadra-Trac full-time system available with automatic-equipped CJ-7s.
Construction equipment maintenance software lowers costs and increases utilization for a company's equipment fleet.
Salomon has appointed Erik Anderson as Sales Director for Salomon USA Winter Sports Equipment to oversee alpine and Nordic ski equipment categories.
Personal protective equipment is a must for customers renting lawn and grounds equipment.
Sunbelt Rentals, the Fort Mills, S.C. Equipment and tool rental company, has closed 50 of its "underperforming" facilities at Lowe's stores, according to an article in Rental Equipment Register.
The Tetra Laval Group and the SIG Group signed an agreement March 3 for the former to acquire SIG Simonazzi (filling equipment) and SIG Alfa (labeling equipment).
Scrap Handling Equipment Focus, Equipment & Products.
Taiwanese chipmakers bought 58 percent more semiconductor equipment last quarter, making Taiwan the world's biggest export destination for semiconductor equipment for the second consecutive quarter, SEMI said in a statement yesterday.
Congo on Saturday after insurgents equipped with sophisticated night-vision equipment and mortars gained ground in heavy clashes with government troops and took control of a town, the UN said.
Download a PDF of the Professional Tool & Equipment News AAPEX 2012 Tool & Equipment Exhibitor 's Directory.
Sheriff Cox is encouraging farmers and others who own heavy equipment and machinery , that is parked in rural areas, to take precautions to safeguard that equipment.

In science:

We can regard MN as a 2N 2–dimensional real Euclidean space equipped with a scalar product hm, ni = ℜ Tr mn⋆ .
Random regularization of Brown spectral measure
Let Nz = {ω− z = 1} for z ∈ Z, and Ω = Qz∈Z Nz equipped with the product topology and the corresponding Borel σ-field and shift operator.
Aging properties of Sinai's model of random walk in random environment
Each set Ri is equipped with a probability measure νi The similarity matrix A is defined by aij = νi (Rj ).
Harmonic mean, random polynomials and stochastic matrices
Denote by var(·) the standard one-dimensional variation o a function and by BV the space of functions of bounded variation equipped with the norm || · ||BV := var(·) + || · ||L1 .
Perron-Frobenius spectrum for random maps and its approximation
To overcome this difficulty we shall study the action of the operator PT in a much larger space of generalized functions equipped with a norm induced by the Hutchinson metrics.
Perron-Frobenius spectrum for random maps and its approximation