Etymology
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equip (v.)

1520s, from French équiper "to fit out," from Old French esquiper "fit out a ship, load on board" (12c.), probably from Old Norse skipa "arrange, place in order," usually "fit out a ship," but also of warriors manning a hall and trees laden with ripe fruit, from skip "ship" (see ship (n.)). Related: Equipped; equipping. Similar words in Spanish and Portuguese ultimately are from Germanic.

updated on December 08, 2020

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Definitions of equip from WordNet

equip (v.)
provide with (something) usually for a specific purpose;
The expedition was equipped with proper clothing, food, and other necessities
Synonyms: fit / fit out / outfit
equip (v.)
provide with abilities or understanding;
She was never equipped to be a dancer
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