Definitions of equal

  1. a person who is of equal standing with another in a group
  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"
  3. well matched; having the same quantity, value, or measure as another; " on equal terms"; " all men are equal before the law"
  4. 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"
  5. be identical or equivalent to; " One dollar equals 1, 000 rubles these days!"
  6. 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.
  7. Bearing a suitable relation; of just proportion; having competent power, abilities, or means; adequate; as, he is not equal to the task.
  8. Not variable; equable; uniform; even; as, an equal movement.
  9. Evenly balanced; not unduly inclining to either side; characterized by fairness; unbiased; impartial; equitable; just.
  10. Of the same interest or concern; indifferent.
  11. Exactly agreeing with respect to quantity.
  12. State of being equal; equality.
  13. To make equal return to; to recompense fully.
  14. To make equal or equal to; to equalize; hence, to compare or regard as equals; to put on equality.
  15. Intended for voices of one kind only, either all male or all female; - opposed to mixed.
  16. 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.
  17. 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 commenurate with.
  18. Of the same extent or magnitude; uniform; adequate; of the same rank, degree, or value; just; equable.
  19. One of the same age, rank, office, talents, etc.
  20. To have the same size, rank, value, etc., with; return a full equivalent for.
  21. Equaled.
  22. Equaling.
  23. One or the same in regard to any quality: adequate: in just proportion: fit: equable: uniform: equitable: evenly balanced: just.
  24. One of the same age, rank, etc.
  25. To be or to make equal to:- pr. p. equalling; pa. p. equalled.
  26. EQUALLY.
  27. Like in quantity or degree; adequate; uniform.
  28. One of the same rank, & c.
  29. To be or make equal to.
  30. To be or become equal to; make equal; equalize.
  31. Exactly corresponding in magnitude or, value; neither greater nor less.
  32. Equable.
  33. Adequate.
  34. Equitable; just.
  35. A person or thing equal to another; one of the same rank.
  36. Equalness.
  37. Of the same size, or value, or qualities, or condition, or degree; uniform; not variable; in just proportion; impartial; indifferent; of the same interest or concern; equitable; on the same terms; adequate; having competent ability or means.
  38. One not inferior or superior to another, having the same or a similar age, rank, station, office, talents, strength, & c.
  39. To make equal in size, quantity, state, rank, value, & c., with another; to be equal to; to become equal to; to make equivalent to; to recompense fully; to answer in full proportion.
  40. Being of the same magnitude or extent; having the same value; possessed of the same qualities or condition; in just proportion; adequate to.
  41. One not inferior or superior to another; one of the same age, rank, fortune, & c.
  42. To make or to be of the same kind, rank, quality, & c., as another; to answer in full proportion.
  43. Having the portions of the lamina equally developed on the two sides of the midrib ; leaves.

Usage examples for equal

  1. And yet he reflected that the time was when he could have been equal to that, and even more. – Indian Summer by William D. Howells
  2. I've never met your equal yet. – The Firm of Girdlestone by Arthur Conan Doyle
  3. How much are you fellows equal to? – The Complete PG Edition of The Works of Winston Churchill by Winston Churchill
  4. She was equal to:-" Dear Granny Marrable." – When Ghost Meets Ghost by William Frend De Morgan
  5. She thinks me mad, so matters are equal. – Fernley House by Laura E. Richards
  6. There is not its equal anywhere else in the world. – Pinocchio in Africa by Cherubini
  7. But I'm not your equal! – Plays A Protégée of the Mistress; Poverty Is No Crime; Sin and Sorrow Are Common to All; It's a Family Affair--We'll Settle It Ourselves by Alexander Ostrovsky
  8. " I am not equal to much. – The Puppet Crown by Harold MacGrath
  9. I have never seen their equal. – Peggy Stewart at School by Gabrielle E. Jackson
  10. Back comes the quiet, steady reply, " Ye say that I am," equal to a strong yes. – Quiet Talks about Jesus by S. D. Gordon
  11. Vorski felt that the game was not equal. – The Secret of Sarek by Maurice Leblanc
  12. He knew that there could be left in his front not more than an equal number. – The Campaign of Chancellorsville by Theodore A. Dodge
  13. Are you certain that you're equal to it?" – The Woman of Mystery by Maurice Leblanc
  14. I did not feel equal to writing to my father. – The Daughter of the Commandant by Alexksandr Sergeevich Pushkin
  15. I feel equal to twenty myself. – Miss Caprice by St. George Rathborne
  16. She was his equal. – The Card, A Story Of Adventure In The Five Towns by Arnold Bennett
  17. It would have made us so much more equal. – His Big Opportunity by Amy Le Feuvre
  18. Do we love it more than self, or equal with self, or far less than self? – Heart Talks by Charles Wesley Naylor
  19. There are two elements in the disease apparently of equal importance. – Psychotherapy by James J. Walsh