Young people are not going to turn 30 and stop seeing their gay friends and family as equals.
His instinct for communicating with what FDR called “the common man” equals his grasp of complex issues.
The guests treated one another as equals, friends or rivals, so it appeared.
late 14c., from Latin aequalis "uniform, identical, equal," from aequus "level, even, just," of unknown origin. Parallel formation egal (from Old French egal) was in use late 14c.-17c. The noun is recorded from 1570s.
1580s, "compare, liken," also "match, rival," from equal (adj.). Related: Equaled; equaling.