verb (used with object), equipped, equipping.
to furnish or provide with whatever is needed for use or for any undertaking; fit out, as a ship or army: They spent several thousand dollars to equip their boat.
to dress; array: He equipped himself in all his finery.
to furnish with intellectual or emotional resources; prepare: Education and travel have equipped her to deal with all sorts of people.

1515–25; < Middle French equiper, Old French esquiper to fit out, equip, probably < Old Norse skipa to put in order, arrange, man (a ship)

equipper, noun
overequipped, adjective
preequip, verb (used with object), preequipped, preequipping.
reequip, verb (used with object), reequipped, reequipping.
unequipped, adjective
well-equipped, adjective

1. outfit, rig. See furnish.
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equip (ɪˈkwɪp)
vb , equips, equipping, equipped
1.  to furnish with (necessary supplies, etc)
2.  (usually passive) to provide with abilities, understanding, etc: her son was never equipped to be a scholar
3.  to dress out; attire
[C16: from Old French eschiper to embark, fit out (a ship), of Germanic origin; compare Old Norse skipa to put in order, skip ship]

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Word Origin & History

1520s, from M.Fr. equiper "to fit out," from O.Fr. esquiper "fit out a ship," probably from O.N. skipa "fit out a ship," from skip "ship."
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Example sentences
In essence, cars will be coming off the line equipped for car sharing.
The executive branch is well equipped with scientific advisory organizations.
It will be equipped with the latest device for measuring the tiny wobbles in
  starlight that orbiting planets create.
However, these capabilities can be exploited by anyone with access to suitably
  equipped drones.
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