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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Equip  \E*quip"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Equipped};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Equipping}.]  [F.  ['e]quiper  to  supply,  fit  out  orig.  said 
  of  a  ship,  OF  esquiper  to  embark;  of  German  origin;  cf  OHG. 
  scif,  G.  schiff,  Icel.  skip,  AS  scip.  See  {Ship}.] 
  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.  --Dryden. 
 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  equipping 
  n  :  the  act  of  equiping  with  weapons  in  preparation  for  war 
  [syn:  {arming},  {armament}]  [ant:  {disarming},  {disarming}] 




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