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NOUN (1)

1. a person who is of equal standing with another in a group;
[syn: peer, equal, match, compeer]


VERB (3)

1. be identical or equivalent to;
- Example: "One dollar equals 1,000 rubles these days!"
[syn: equal, be]

2. be equal to in quality or ability;
- Example: "Nothing can rival cotton for durability"
- Example: "Your performance doesn't even touch that of your colleagues"
- Example: "Her persistence and ambition only matches that of her parents"
[syn: equal, touch, rival, match]

3. make equal, uniform, corresponding, or matching;
- Example: "let's equalize the duties among all employees in this office"
- Example: "The company matched the discount policy of its competitors"
[syn: equal, match, equalize, equalise, equate]


ADJECTIVE (2)

1. having the same quantity, value, or measure as another;
- Example: "on equal terms"
- Example: "all men are equal before the law"

2. having the requisite qualities or resources to meet a task;
- Example: "she had adequate training"
- Example: "her training was adequate"
- Example: "she was adequate to the job"
- Example: "he was equal to the task"
[syn: adequate, equal]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

aspartame \aspartame\ n. 1. an artificial sweetener containing an aspartic acid peptide, (C14H18N2O5); it is 160 times sweeter than sucrose (cane sugar) and is used as a calorie-free sweetener. Chemically it is N-L-[alpha]-aspartyl-L-phenylalanine-1-methyl ester. It is sold also under the trade name Equal. [WordNet 1.5]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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. [1913 Webster] 2. Bearing a suitable relation; of just proportion; having competent power, abilities, or means; adequate; as, he is not equal to the task. [1913 Webster] The Scots trusted not their own numbers as equal to fight with the English. --Clarendon. [1913 Webster] It is not permitted to me to make my commendations equal to your merit. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] Whose voice an equal messenger Conveyed thy meaning mild. --Emerson. [1913 Webster] 3. Not variable; equable; uniform; even; as, an equal movement. "An equal temper." --Dryden. [1913 Webster] 4. Evenly balanced; not unduly inclining to either side; characterized by fairness; unbiased; impartial; equitable; just. [1913 Webster] Are not my ways equal? --Ezek. xviii. 29. [1913 Webster] Thee, O Jove, no equal judge I deem. --Spenser. [1913 Webster] Nor think it equal to answer deliberate reason with sudden heat and noise. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 5. Of the same interest or concern; indifferent. [1913 Webster] They who are not disposed to receive them may let them alone or reject them; it is equal to me. --Cheyne. [1913 Webster] 6. (Mus.) Intended for voices of one kind only, either all male or all female; -- opposed to mixed. [R.] [1913 Webster] 7. (Math.) Exactly agreeing with respect to quantity. [1913 Webster] Equal temperament. (Mus.) See Temperament. Syn: Even; equable; uniform; adequate; proportionate; commensurate; fair; just; equitable. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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." [1913 Webster] Those who were once his equals envy and defame him. --Addison. [1913 Webster] 2. State of being equal; equality. [Obs.] --Spenser. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Equal \E"qual\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Equaledor 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. [1913 Webster] On me whose all not equals Edward's moiety. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To make equal return to; to recompense fully. [1913 Webster] Who answered all her cares, and equaled all her love. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] 3. To make equal or equal to; to equalize; hence, to compare or regard as equals; to put on equality. [1913 Webster] He would not equal the mind that he found in himself to the infinite and incomprehensible. --Berkeley. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

equal adj 1: having the same quantity, value, or measure as another; "on equal terms"; "all men are equal before the law" [ant: unequal] 2: having the requisite qualities or resources to meet a task; "she had adequate training"; "her training was adequate"; "she was adequate to the job"; "he was equal to the task" [syn: adequate, equal] [ant: inadequate, unequal] n 1: a person who is of equal standing with another in a group [syn: peer, equal, match, compeer] v 1: be identical or equivalent to; "One dollar equals 1,000 rubles these days!" [syn: equal, be] [ant: differ] 2: be equal to in quality or ability; "Nothing can rival cotton for durability"; "Your performance doesn't even touch that of your colleagues"; "Her persistence and ambition only matches that of her parents" [syn: equal, touch, rival, match] 3: make equal, uniform, corresponding, or matching; "let's equalize the duties among all employees in this office"; "The company matched the discount policy of its competitors" [syn: equal, match, equalize, equalise, equate]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

271 Moby Thesaurus words for "equal": accord, accordant, agent, agree, aligned, alike, alter ego, alternate, alternative, amount to, analogous, analogy, approach, at par, au pair, automatic, backup, balance, balanced, be parallel, beat, break even, brother, capable of, challenge comparison, change, changeable, changeling, coequal, coextend, coextending, coextensive, coincident, coincidental, coinciding, collateral, colleague, come to, come up to, commensurable, commensurate, commutable, commutative, comparable, compare, comparison, compeer, competitor, concurrent, congruent, congruous, consistent, consonant, constant, continuous, convertible, coordinate, copy, correspond, correspond to, correspondent, corresponding, coterminous, counterfeit, counterpart, deputy, dispassionate, distributional, distributive, ditto, double, draw, drawn, dummy, duplicate, emulate, equable, equal to, equalize, equalized, equalizing, equidistant, equilateral, equipollent, equispaced, equitable, equivalent, ersatz, eurythmic, even, even off, even stephen, exchange, exchanged, fair, fake, fellow, fifty-fifty, fill-in, finished, flat, ghost, ghostwriter, give-and-take, go alongside, go beside, half, half-and-half, halvers, harmonious, homogeneous, identic, identical, imitation, immutable, impartial, indistinguishable, interchangeable, interchanged, invariable, just, keep pace with, knot, knotted, level, like, lined up, locum tenens, makeshift, match, match up with, matching, mate, measure up, measure up to, measured, mechanical, meet, metaphor, methodic, metonymy, monolithic, mutual, next best thing, nip and tuck, nonconvergent, nondivergent, objective, of a piece, on a footing, on a level, on a par, on even ground, opposite number, ordered, orderly, par, parallel, parallelepipedal, parallelinervate, paralleling, parallelodrome, parallelogrammatic, parallelogrammic, parallelotropic, partake of, particular, peer, per capita, per head, permutable, persistent, personnel, phony, pinch hitter, pro rata, proportional, proportionate, proportioned, prorated, proxy, quits, reach, reciprocal, reciprocating, reciprocative, regular, relief, replacement, representative, reserves, respective, retaliatory, returnable, ringer, rival, robotlike, run abreast, run parallel, run to, second string, secondary, selfsame, several, sign, similar, smooth, spares, square, square with, stable, stack up with, stalemated, stand-in, standard, steadfast, steady, sub, substituent, substitute, substitution, succedaneum, superseder, supplanter, surrogate, swapped, switched, symbol, symmetric, symmetrical, synecdoche, synonymous, systematic, tally, tally with, tantamount, third string, tie, tied, token, top, touch, traded, transposed, twin, unbiased, unbroken, unchangeable, unchanged, unchanging, uncolored, understudy, undeviating, undifferentiated, undiversified, uniform, unprejudiced, unruffled, unvaried, unvarying, up to, utility player, vicar, vice-president, vice-regent, vie, vie with, well-balanced, well-set, well-set-up, without distinction