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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for equip in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)


From French équiper (to supply, fit out), originally said of a ship, Old French esquiper (to embark); of Germanic origin, most probably from Proto-Germanic *skipōną (to ship, sail, embark); akin to Gothic 𐍃𐌺𐌹𐍀 (skip, ship). Compare with Old High German scif, German Schiff, Icelandic skip, Old English scip (ship), Old Norse skipja (to fit out a ship). See ship.

Meanings of its derivative "equipage" may have been influenced by Latin equus = "horse".


  • IPA(key): /ɪˈkwɪp/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɪp
  • Hyphenation: equip


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

  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 especially of ships and of troops.
    Gave orders for equipping a considerable fleet. (Can we date this quote by Ludlow and provide title, author’s full name, and other details?)
  2. (transitive) To dress up; to array; accouter.
  3. (transitive) To prepare (someone) with a skill


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From French équipe.



equip m (plural equips)

  1. team

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