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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