1. [syn: arming, armament, equipping]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
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.
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.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: the act of equiping with weapons in preparation for war
[syn: arming, armament, equipping] [ant: