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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.


  • 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 (archaic) equipt)

  1. (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[1]:
      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.
    • 1921, Rafael Sabatini, In Destiny's Clutch:
      it is no more than proper that you should equip us with a vessel in which to pursue the journey which you interrupted
    • 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.
  2. (transitive) To dress up; to array; to clothe.
  3. (transitive) To prepare (someone) with a skill.
  4. (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.


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equip”, in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, Springfield, Mass.: G. & C. Merriam, 1913, →OCLC.




Borrowed from French équipe.



equip m (plural equips)

  1. team

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