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equipage

[ek-wuh-pij] /ˈɛk wə pɪdʒ/
noun
1.
a carriage.
2.
a carriage drawn by horses and attended by servants.
3.
outfit, as of a ship, an army, or a soldier; equipment.
4.
Archaic.
  1. a set of small household articles, as of china.
  2. a collection of articles for personal ornament or use.
Origin of equipage
1570-1580
1570-80; < Middle French; see equip, -age
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  • As the equipage passed the Baker homestead, the whole family was clustered about the gate, staring at the occupant of the wagon.

    Cy Whittaker's Place Joseph C. Lincoln
  • Can he give me an equipage, or any of those things which Bellarmine will make me mistress of?

    Joseph Andrews Vol. 1 Henry Fielding
  • Nothing could be homelier than our equipage, or more shabby than the furniture of the little apartment.

    Uncle Silas J. S. LeFanu
  • In order to that, she made an equipage far above what she could support.

  • The sun had risen, when the equipage that contained Louis de Montemar, ascended the mountainous heights of the Guadarama.

  • “Pete” himself had driven the equipage over from the livery stable.

    Cap'n Warren's Wards Joseph C. Lincoln
  • But Paul saw nothing of this equipage; his eyes were set upon its occupant.

    The Shadow of the Czar John R. Carling
  • Passing the gateway of the courtyard, the equipage vanished in flames.

  • His purse, which was very dry at that moment, did not permit him any other equipage.

    Les Misrables Victor Hugo
  • Still, there was none of that splendor of equipage of which I had heard so much.

    Sir Jasper Carew Charles James Lever
British Dictionary definitions for equipage

equipage

/ˈɛkwɪpɪdʒ/
noun
1.
a horse-drawn carriage, esp one elegantly equipped and attended by liveried footmen
2.
(formerly) the stores and equipment of a military unit
3.
(archaic)
  1. a set of useful articles
  2. a group of attendants; retinue
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Word Origin and History for equipage
n.

1570s, from French équipage (15c.), from équiper (see equip). Now largely replaced by equipment.

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