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]
adj 1: provided or fitted out with what is necessary or useful or
appropriate; "a well equipped playground"; "a ship
equipped with every mechanical aid to navigation"
[syn: equipt] [ant: unequipped]
2: provided with whatever is necessary for a purpose (as
furniture or equipment or authority); "a furnished
apartment"; "a completely furnished toolbox" [syn: furnished]
3: furnished with all equipment needed for voyaging [syn: fitted
4: prepared with proper equipment; "equipped for service in the
Arctic" [syn: fitted out(p)]
5: carrying weapons [syn: weaponed]