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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Equal  \E"qual\,  a.  [L.  aequalis  fr  aequus  even  equal;  akin  to 
  Skr.  ?ka,  and  perh.  to  L.  unus  for  older  oinos  one  E.  one.] 
  1.  Agreeing  in  quantity,  size,  quality,  degree,  value,  etc.; 
  having  the  same  magnitude,  the  same  value,  the  same 
  degree,  etc.;  --  applied  to  number,  degree,  quantity,  and 
  intensity,  and  to  any  subject  which  admits  of  them 
  neither  inferior  nor  superior,  greater  nor  less  better 
  nor  worse;  corresponding;  alike;  as  equal  quantities  of 
  land,  water,  etc.;  houses  of  equal  size;  persons  of  equal 
  stature  or  talents;  commodities  of  equal  value. 
 
  2.  Bearing  a  suitable  relation;  of  just  proportion;  having 
  competent  power,  abilities,  or  means  adequate;  as  he  is 
  not  equal  to  the  task. 
 
  The  Scots  trusted  not  their  own  numbers  as  equal  to 
  fight  with  the  English.  --Clarendon. 
 
  It  is  not  permitted  to  me  to  make  my  commendations 
  equal  to  your  merit.  --Dryden. 
 
  Whose  voice  an  equal  messenger  Conveyed  thy  meaning 
  mild.  --Emerson. 
 
  3.  Not  variable;  equable;  uniform;  even  as  an  equal 
  movement.  ``An  equal  temper.''  --Dryden. 
 
  4.  Evenly  balanced;  not  unduly  inclining  to  either  side 
  characterized  by  fairness;  unbiased;  impartial;  equitable; 
  just 
 
  Are  not  my  ways  equal?  --Ezek.  xviii. 
  29. 
 
  Thee,  O  Jove,  no  equal  judge  I  deem.  --Spenser. 
 
  Nor  think  it  equal  to  answer  deliberate  reason  with 
  sudden  heat  and  noise.  --Milton. 
 
  5.  Of  the  same  interest  or  concern;  indifferent. 
 
  They  who  are  not  disposed  to  receive  them  may  let 
  them  alone  or  reject  them  it  is  equal  to  me 
  --Cheyne. 
 
  6.  (Mus.)  Intended  for  voices  of  one  kind  only,  either  all 
  male  or  all  female;  --  opposed  to  mixed.  [R.] 
 
  7.  (Math.)  Exactly  agreeing  with  respect  to  quantity. 
 
  {Equal  temperament}.  (Mus.)  See  {Temperament}. 
 
  Syn:  Even  equable;  uniform;  adequate;  proportionate; 
  commensurate;  fair;  just  equitable. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Equal  \E"qual\,  n. 
  1.  One  not  inferior  or  superior  to  another;  one  having  the 
  same  or  a  similar  age,  rank,  station,  office,  talents, 
  strength,  or  other  quality  or  condition;  an  equal  quantity 
  or  number;  as  ``If  equals  be  taken  from  equals  the 
  remainders  are  equal.'' 
 
  Those  who  were  once  his  equals  envy  and  defame  him 
  --Addison. 
 
  2.  State  of  being  equal;  equality.  [Obs.]  --Spenser. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Equal  \E"qual\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Equaled}or  {Equalled};  p. 
  pr  &  vb  n.  {Equaling}  or  {Equalling}.] 
  1.  To  be  or  become  equal  to  to  have  the  same  quantity,  the 
  same  value,  the  same  degree  or  rank,  or  the  like  with  to 
  be  commen?urate  with 
 
  On  me  whose  all  not  equals  Edward's  moiety.  --Shak. 
 
  2.  To  make  equal  return  to  to  recompense  fully. 
 
  Who  answered  all  her  cares  and  equaled  all  her 
  love.  --Dryden. 
 
  3.  To  make  equal  or  equal  to  to  equalize;  hence  to  compare 
  or  regard  as  equals;  to  put  on  equality. 
 
  He  would  not  equal  the  mind  that  he  found  in  himself 
  to  the  infinite  and  incomprehensible.  --Berkeley. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  equal 
  adj  1:  well  matched;  having  the  same  quantity,  value,  or  measure  as 
  another;  "on  equal  terms";  "all  men  are  equal  before 
  the  law"  [ant:  {unequal}] 
  2:  equal  in  amount  or  value;  "like  amounts";  "equivalent 
  amounts";  "the  same  amount";  "gave  one  six  blows  and  the 
  other  a  like  number";  "an  equal  number";  "the  same  number" 
  [syn:  {like},  {equivalent},  {same}]  [ant:  {unlike}] 
  n  :  a  person  who  is  of  equal  standing  with  another  in  a  group 
  [syn:  {peer},  {match},  {compeer}] 
  v  1:  be  identical  or  equivalent  to:  "One  dollar  equals  1,000 
  rubles  these  days!"  [syn:  {be}]  [ant:  {differ}] 
  2:  be  equal  to  in  quality  or  ability;  "Nothing  can  rival 
  cotton  for  durability"  [syn:  {touch},  {rival},  {match}] 
  3:  make  equal  or  uniform;  "let's  equalize  the  duties  among  all 
  employees  in  this  office"  [syn:  {equalize}] 




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