a.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.
2.Bearing a suitable relation; of just proportion; having competent power, abilities, or means; adequate; as, he is not equal to the task.
The Scots trusted not their own numbers as equal to fight with the English.
- Clarendon.
It is not permitted to me to make my commendations equal to your merit.
- Dryden.
3.Not variable; equable; uniform; even; as, an equal movement.
4.Evenly balanced; not unduly inclining to either side; characterized by fairness; unbiased; impartial; equitable; just.
Are not my ways equal?
- Ezek. xviii. 29.
Thee, O Jove, no equal judge I deem.
- Spenser.
Nor think it equal to answer deliberate reason with sudden heat and noise.
- Milton.
5.Of the same interest or concern; indifferent.
They who are not disposed to receive them may let them alone or reject them; it is equal to me.
- Cheyne.
6.(Mus.) Intended for voices of one kind only, either all male or all female; - opposed to mixed.
7.(Math.) Exactly agreeing with respect to quantity.
Equal temperament
(Mus.) See Temperament.
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."
Those who were once his equals envy and defame him.
- Addison.
2.State of being equal; equality.
v. t.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.
[imp. & p. p. Equaled or Equalled; p. pr. & vb. n. Equaling or Equalling.]
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 love.
- Dryden.
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.
Noun1.Equalequal - a person who is of equal standing with another in a group
Synonyms: compeer, peer, match
Verb1.equal - be identical or equivalent to; "One dollar equals 1,000 rubles these days!"
Synonyms: be
differ - be different; "These two tests differ in only one respect"
2.equal - 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"
Synonyms: rival, match, touch
3.equal - 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"
Adj.1.equal - well matched; having the same quantity, value, or measure as another; "on equal terms"; "all men are equal before the law"
unequal - poorly balanced or matched in quantity or value or measure
2.equal - equal in amount or value; "like amounts"; "equivalent amounts"; "the same amount"; "gave one six blows and the other a like number"; "an equal number"; "the same number"
Synonyms: equivalent, like, same
accord, accordant, agent, agree, aligned, 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, 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, ersatz, eurythmic, 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, imitation, immutable, impartial, indistinguishable, interchangeable, interchanged, invariable, just, keep pace with, knot, knotted, level, 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, 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, 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
Epworth League
Equador laurel
-- Equal --
Equal decrement of life
equal opportunity
equal protection of the laws
equal temperament
equal to
equal-area map projection
equal-area projection
equality before the law
Equality is equity
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