verb (equips, equipping, equipped)[with object]
- 1Supply with the necessary items for a particular purpose: all bedrooms are equipped with a colour TV they equipped themselves for the campaignMore example sentences
- Consider this only if your boat is fully equipped with all the necessary navigation aids and safety equipment.
- The interior is equipped with a generous supply of wood, leather and thick carpet.
- Also, when I buy a car it is fully equipped with lights, reflectors and so forth, but a bike is usually not.
- 1.1Prepare (someone) mentally for a particular situation or task: I don’t think he’s equipped for the modern ageMore example sentences
- Ongoing training equips members for any situation.
- The oil poured on David's head by Samuel became a vehicle through which the blessing of the Holy Spirit was released in his life to equip him for his task as king.
- The future is unpredictable so our education system must equip people to cope with new situations with confidence.
early 16th century: from French équiper, probably from Old Norse skipa 'to man (a ship)', from skip 'ship'.