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

  1. If equal affection cannot be, let the more loving be me. – W. H. Auden
  2. Do not pray for tasks equal to your powers. Pray for power equal to your tasks. – Phillips Brooks
  3. I've always been driven by the concept of equal justice under the law, but only the rich can pay great sums of money for legal assistance and that puts them at an advantage over the poor. – Samuel Dash
  4. The performances of my works in the last 10 years are probably equal to all the previous years put together. There are so many venues now and there is a completely new public for opera that's grown up outside of the traditional core opera public. – Carlisle Floyd
  5. You can not possibly have a broader basis for government than that which includes all the people, with all their rights in their hands, and with an equal power to maintain their rights. – William Lloyd Garrison
  6. I'd love to see more equal representation of female and male cartoonists on the comics page. – Cathy Guisewite
  7. One should see the world, and see himself as a scale with an equal balance of good and evil. When he does one good deed the scale is tipped to the good- he and the world is saved. When he does one evil deed the scale is tipped to the bad- he and the world is destroyed. – Maimonides
  8. I can't be the big star in the family. We have a family, and we are all equal – Martina McBride
  9. You can't give up something you really believe in for financial reasons. If you die by the roadside- so be it. But at least you know you've tried. Ten minutes in the music scene was the equal of one hundred years outside of it. – Robert Plant
  10. The coward wretch whose hand and heart Can bear to torture aught below, Is ever first to quail and start From the slightest pain or equal foe. – Bertrand Russell
  11. Napoleon was probably the equal at least of Washington in intellect, his superior in education. Both of them were successful in serving the state. – Matthew Simpson
  12. There is much modern music that is better adapted to a wind combination than to a string, although for obvious reasons originally scored for an orchestra. If in such cases the interpretation is equal to the composition the balance of a wind combination is more satisfying. – John Philip Sousa
  13. Americans are so enamored of equality that they would rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom. – Alexis de Tocqueville
  14. Grant me thirty years of equal division of inheritances and a free press, and I will provide you with a republic. – Alexis de Tocqueville
  15. Equality is the public recognition, effectively expressed in institutions and manners, of the principle that an equal degree of attention is due to the needs of all human beings. – Simone Weil

Usage examples for equal

  1. " I am not equal to much. – The Puppet Crown by Harold MacGrath
  2. She thinks me mad, so matters are equal – Fernley House by Laura E. Richards
  3. I have never seen their equal – Peggy Stewart at School by Gabrielle E. Jackson
  4. She was equal to:-" Dear Granny Marrable." – When Ghost Meets Ghost by William Frend De Morgan
  5. There is not its equal anywhere else in the world. – Pinocchio in Africa by Cherubini
  6. He knew that there could be left in his front not more than an equal number. – The Campaign of Chancellorsville by Theodore A. Dodge
  7. Do we love it more than self, or equal with self, or far less than self? – Heart Talks by Charles Wesley Naylor
  8. But both were men of affairs, and equal to every move in a deal. – The Son of his Father by Ridgwell Cullum
  9. 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
  10. I feel equal to twenty myself. – Miss Caprice by St. George Rathborne
  11. I did not feel equal to writing to my father. – The Daughter of the Commandant by Alexksandr Sergeevich Pushkin
  12. How much are you fellows equal to? – The Complete PG Edition of The Works of Winston Churchill by Winston Churchill
  13. Back comes the quiet, steady reply, " Ye say that I am," equal to a strong yes. – Quiet Talks about Jesus by S. D. Gordon
  14. Are you certain that you're equal to it?" – The Woman of Mystery by Maurice Leblanc
  15. There are two elements in the disease apparently of equal importance. – Psychotherapy by James J. Walsh
  16. 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
  17. It would have made us so much more equal – His Big Opportunity by Amy Le Feuvre
  18. She was his equal – The Card, A Story Of Adventure In The Five Towns by Arnold Bennett
  19. Vorski felt that the game was not equal – The Secret of Sarek by Maurice Leblanc
  20. I've never met your equal yet. – The Firm of Girdlestone by Arthur Conan Doyle

Rhymes for equal