E·quip v. t. [imp. & p. p. Equipped p. pr. & vb. n. Equipping.]
1. To furnish for service, or against a need or exigency; to fit out; to supply with whatever is necessary to efficient action in any way; to provide with arms or an armament, stores, munitions, rigging, etc.; -- said esp. of ships and of troops.
Gave orders for equipping a considerable fleet. --Ludlow.
2. To dress up; to array; accouter.
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. --Addison.
v 1: provide with (something) usually for a specific purpose;
"The expedition was equipped with proper clothing, food,
and other necessities" [syn: fit, fit out, outfit]
2: provide with abilities or understanding; "She was never
equipped to be a dancer"
[also: equipping, equipped]