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.
- (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)
- 2020 February 13, Roland Oliphant, “'I have lost four years of my life': the desperate migrants stuck in squalid Libyan camps”, in The Telegraph:
- More than 40,000 would-be migrants to Europe have been intercepted at sea since Italy began paying and equipping the Libyan coastguard to do so in 2017.
- 1916, “Indicator Tells Pursuing Police Speed of Automobile”, in Popular Science Monthly/Volume 88:
- A semicircular plate, with the numbers in multiples of five up to thirty miles an hour, is equipped with a pointer, which indicates accurately the speed of the car.
- 1698-1699, Edmund Ludlow, Memoirs
- Gave orders for equipping a considerable fleet.
- (transitive) To dress up; to array; to clothe.
- 1711 July 13 (Gregorian calendar), Joseph Addison, Richard Steele [et al.], “MONDAY, July 2, 1711”, in The Spectator, number 129; republished in Alexander Chalmers, editor, The Spectator; a New Edition, […], volume I, New York, N.Y.: D[aniel] Appleton & Company, 1853, →OCLC:
- 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.
- (transitive) To prepare (someone) with a skill.
- (transitive, gaming) To equip oneself with (an item); to bring (equipment) into active use.
- 2002, Prima Temp Authors, PlayStation 2: Hot Strategies for Cool Games, page 69:
- Take it down from a distance with a magic spell, or equip your sword and attack it at close range.
- (to supply with something necessary in order to carry out a specific action or task): apparel, dight, fit out, kit out
- (to dress up): don, dress, put on; see also Thesaurus:clothe
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equip m (plural equips)
- “equip” in Diccionari de la llengua catalana, segona edició, Institut d’Estudis Catalans.
- “equip”, in Gran Diccionari de la Llengua Catalana, Grup Enciclopèdia Catalana, 2023
- “equip” in Diccionari normatiu valencià, Acadèmia Valenciana de la Llengua.
- “equip” in Diccionari català-valencià-balear, Antoni Maria Alcover and Francesc de Borja Moll, 1962.