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equal (adj.)

14世纪末,"在数量、范围或部分上完全相同";15世纪初,"表面均匀或光滑",来自拉丁文 aequalis "统一、相同、平等",来自 aequus "平坦、均匀、平坦;高如、平起平坐;友好、仁慈、公正、公平、公正、不偏不倚;相称;平静、安宁",其来源不明。平行形成 egal (来自古法语 egal )在14世纪末-17世纪使用, Equal rights 是从1752年开始的;到1854年在美国英语中指男女。 Equal opportunity (adj.)在雇佣等方面,到1925年有记录。

equal (v.)

1580年代,"compare, liken, consider as equal"(过时),也有"match, rival, become equal to"的意思,来自 equal (adj.)。相关链接: Equaled ; equaling

equal (n.)

1570年代,来自 equal (adj.)。

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Definitions of equal from WordNet
1
equal (v.)
be identical or equivalent to;
One dollar equals 1,000 rubles these days!
Synonyms: be
equal (v.)
be equal to in quality or ability;
Synonyms: touch / rival / match
equal (v.)
make equal, uniform, corresponding, or matching;
Synonyms: match / equalize / equalise / equate
2
equal (adj.)
having the same quantity, value, or measure as another;
all men are equal before the law
on equal terms
equal (adj.)
having the requisite qualities or resources to meet a task;
he was equal to the task
Synonyms: adequate
3
equal (n.)
a person who is of equal standing with another in a group;
Synonyms: peer / match / compeer
From wordnet.princeton.edu