Equal

  • 1 equal — Ⅰ. equal UK US /ˈiːkwəl/ adjective ► the same in price, number, size, etc.: »The values of cross border and internal sales were about equal over the year. an equal amount/number/share »Instead of an equal share, we got only one fifth of the… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 2 Equal — E qual, a. [L. aequalis, fr. aequus even, equal; akin to Skr. ?ka, and perh. to L. unus for older oinos one, E. one.] 1. Agreeing in quantity, size, quality, degree, value, etc.; having the same magnitude, the same value, the same degree, etc.;… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 equal — 1. As a verb, equal has inflected forms equalled, equalling in BrE and equaled, equaling in AmE. 2. As an adjective, equal is followed by to (The square on the hypotenuse is equal to the sum of the squares on the other two sides), whereas the… …

    Modern English usage

  • 4 equal — 1 adj [Latin aequalis, from aequus level, equal] 1: like in quality, nature, or status 2: like for each member of a group, class, or society 3: regarding or affecting all objects in the same way: impartial equal 2 …

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  • 5 equal — [ē′kwəl] adj. [ME < L aequalis, equal < aequus, level, even, flat] 1. of the same quantity, size, number, value, degree, intensity, quality, etc. 2. having the same rights, privileges, ability, rank, etc. 3. evenly proportioned; balanced or …

    English World dictionary

  • 6 Equal — E qual, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Equaled}or {Equalled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Equaling} or {Equalling}.] 1. 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 commen?urate with. [1913… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 7 equal — ► ADJECTIVE 1) being the same in quantity, size, degree, value, or status. 2) evenly or fairly balanced: an equal contest. 3) (equal to) having the ability or resources to meet (a challenge). ► NOUN ▪ a person or thing that is equal to another. ► …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8 equal ~ — to (one kilometer is equal to five eighths of a mile; equal to the occasion) equal in (equal in price) …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 9 Equal — E qual, n. 1. 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… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 10 Equal — commonly refers to a state of equality.Equal may also refer to:* Equals sign, or the symbol = * An equality operator, a relational operator expressed as = in C style * Equal (sweetener), a brand of artificial sweetener * EQUAL Community… …

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  • 11 equal — [adj1] alike according, balanced, break even, commensurate, comparable, coordinate, correspondent, corresponding, double, duplicate, egalitarian, equivalent, evenly matched, fifty fifty*, homologous, identic, identical, indistinguishable,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 12 equal — (adj.) late 14c., from L. aequalis uniform, identical, equal, from aequus level, even, just, of unknown origin. Parallel formation egal (from O.Fr. egal) was in use late 14c. 17c. The noun is recorded from 1570s. The verb is from 1580s, compare,… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 13 equal — adj equivalent, *same, very, identical, identic, tantamount Analogous words: equable, even, uniform (see STEADY): *like, alike: proportionate, commensurate (see PROPORTIONAL) Antonyms: unequal Contrasted words: *different, diverse, disparate,… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 14 equal to — index capable, commensurate, effective (efficient), proficient, qualified (competent) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. Will …

    Law dictionary

  • 15 equal — e|qual1 [ ikwəl ] adjective *** 1. ) the same in value, amount, or size: All the workers have an equal share in the profits. equal to: They receive an income equal to the value of the goods they produce. equal in value/size/quality etc.: A wall,… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 16 equal — e|qual1 W2S1 [ˈi:kwəl] adj ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(same)¦ 2¦(same rights/chances)¦ 3 be equal to something 4 on equal terms/on an equal footing 5 all (other) things being equal ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [Date: 1300 1400; : Latin; Origin: aequalis, from aequus level, equal ]… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 equal — I UK [ˈiːkwəl] / US [ˈɪkwəl] adjective *** 1) the same in value, amount, or size All the workers have an equal share in the profits. of equal value/size/quality etc: His wife was doing work of equal importance. equal in value/size/quality etc: An …

    English dictionary

  • 18 equal — [[t]i͟ːkwəl[/t]] ♦♦♦ equals, equalling, equalled (in AM, use equaling, equaled) 1) ADJ: oft ADJ to n If two things are equal or if one thing is equal to another, they are the same in size, number, standard, or value. Investors can borrow an… …

    English dictionary

  • 19 equal — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun ADJECTIVE ▪ intellectual, social VERB + EQUAL ▪ consider sb (as), regard sb as, treat sb as ▪ He did not regard himself as her intellectual equal …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 20 equal — /ee kweuhl/, adj., n., v., equaled, equaling or (esp. Brit.) equalled, equalling. adj. 1. as great as; the same as (often fol. by to or with): The velocity of sound is not equal to that of light. 2. like or alike in quantity, degree, value, etc.; …

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