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.
On me whose all not equals Edward's moiety. --Shak.
2. To make equal return to; to recompense fully.
Who answered all her cares, and equaled all her
3. To make equal or equal to; to equalize; hence, to compare
or regard as equals; to put on equality.
He would not equal the mind that he found in himself
to the infinite and incomprehensible. --Berkeley.