• To supply with something necessary in order to carry out a specific action or task; to provide with (e.g. weapons, provisions, munitions, rigging)
  • To dress up; to array; to clothe.
  • To prepare (someone) with a skill.
  • To equip oneself with (an item); to bring (equipment) into active use.


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  • From French équiper ("to supply, fit out"), originally said of a ship, Old French esquiper ("to embark"); of Germanic origin, most probably from Proto-Germanic *skipōną ("to ship, sail, embark"); akin to Gothic 𐍃𐌺𐌹𐍀 ("ship"). Compare with Old High German scif, German Schiff, Icelandic skip, Old English scip ("ship"), Old Norse skipja ("to fit out a ship"). See ship.

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