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e·quip·ment

 (ĭ-kwĭp′mənt)
n.
1. The act of equipping or the state of being equipped: responsible for the rapid equipment of the troops.
2. Something with which a person, organization, or thing is equipped: The athletes keep their equipment in the locker room.
3. The rolling stock especially of a transportation system.
4. The mental and emotional resources of an individual: doesn't have the equipment to cope.
Synonyms: equipment, gear, outfit, paraphernalia
These nouns denote the materials needed for a purpose such as a task or a journey: hiking equipment; skiing gear; an explorer's outfit; a beekeeper's paraphernalia.

equipment

(ɪˈkwɪpmənt)
n
1. an act or instance of equipping
2. the items so provided
3. a set of tools, devices, kit, etc, assembled for a specific purpose, such as a soldier's kit and weapons

e•quip•ment

(ɪˈkwɪp mənt)

n.
1. the articles, implements, etc., used or needed for a specific purpose or activity: stereo equipment.
2. the act of equipping a person or thing.
3. the state of being equipped.
4. the knowledge and natural ability required for a task or occupation.
5. the rolling stock of a railroad.
[1710–20]

equipment

In logistics, all nonexpendable items needed to outfit or equip an individual or organization. See also assembly; component; subassembly; supplies.

equipment

Equipment consists of the things you need for a particular activity.

We need some new kitchen equipment.
They fix tractors and other farm equipment.

Equipment is an uncountable noun. Don't talk about 'equipments' or 'an equipment'. You can refer to a single item as a piece of equipment.

This radio is an important piece of equipment.
The leader carried a number of pieces of equipment with him.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.equipment - an instrumentality needed for an undertaking or to perform a serviceequipment - an instrumentality needed for an undertaking or to perform a service
apparatus, setup - equipment designed to serve a specific function
automation - equipment used to achieve automatic control or operation; "this factory floor is a showcase for automation and robotic equipment"
cooling system, engine cooling system - equipment in a motor vehicle that cools the engine
electrical system - equipment in a motor vehicle that provides electricity to start the engine and ignite the fuel and operate the lights and windshield wiper and heater and air conditioner and radio
electronic equipment - equipment that involves the controlled conduction of electrons (especially in a gas or vacuum or semiconductor)
fuel system - equipment in a motor vehicle or aircraft that delivers fuel to the engine
game equipment - equipment or apparatus used in playing a game
appurtenance, paraphernalia, gear - equipment consisting of miscellaneous articles needed for a particular operation or sport etc.
instrumentation, instrumentality - an artifact (or system of artifacts) that is instrumental in accomplishing some end
life support, life-support system - medical equipment that assists or replaces important bodily functions and so enables a patient to live who otherwise might not survive; "the patient is on life support"
life support, life-support system - equipment that makes life possible in otherwise deadly environmental conditions; "the astronauts relied on their life-support systems"
material - things needed for doing or making something; "writing materials"; "useful teaching materials"
equipage, materiel - equipment and supplies of a military force
naval equipment - equipment for a navy
photographic equipment - equipment used by a photographer
radiotherapy equipment - equipment used to treat diseases with x-rays or radioactivity
recorder, recording equipment, recording machine - equipment for making records
rescue equipment - equipment used to rescue passengers in case of emergency
robotics equipment - equipment used in robotics
artificial satellite, orbiter, satellite - man-made equipment that orbits around the earth or the moon
sports equipment - equipment needed to participate in a particular sport
stock-in-trade - any equipment constantly used as part of a profession or occupation; "friendliness is the salesman's stock in trade"
teaching aid - materials and equipment used in teaching
test equipment - equipment required to perform a test

equipment

noun apparatus, stock, supplies, material, stuff, tackle, gear, tools, provisions, kit, rig, baggage, paraphernalia, accoutrements, appurtenances, equipage Exports of military equipment to Iraq are banned under British law.

equipment

noun
Things needed for a task, journey, or other purpose:
accouterment (often used in plural), apparatus, gear, material (used in plural), materiel, outfit, paraphernalia, rig, tackle, thing (used in plural), turnout.
Translations
أجهِزَه، مَعَدّاتتَجْهيز بالمَعَدّاتمُعَدَّات
vybavenívýstroj
udstyrudstyringekviperinggrejudrustning
tarvikkeet
oprema
felszerelési tárgyak
búnaîurútbúnaîur
装置
장비
oprema
utrustning
เครื่องมือ
donanımdonatmaekipmangereçlermalzeme
thiết bị

equipment

[ɪˈkwɪpmənt] N (gen) → equipo m; (= tools, utensils etc) → herramientas fpl; (mental) → aptitud f, dotes fpl

equipment

[ɪˈkwɪpmənt] n
(= gear) → équipement m
fishing equipment → l'équipement de pêche
skiing equipment → l'équipement de ski
(electrical)appareillage m, installation f

equipment

n no pl
(= objects) (of person)Ausrüstung f; laboratory equipmentLaborausstattung f; office equipmentBüroeinrichtung f; electrical equipmentElektrogeräte pl; kitchen equipmentKüchengeräte pl
(= action of equipping: of ship, soldier, astronaut, army, worker) → Ausrüstung f
(mental, intellectual) → (geistiges) Rüstzeug

equipment

[ɪˈkwɪpmənt] n no plattrezzatura (Tech, Elec) → apparecchiatura

equip

(iˈkwip) verbpast tense, past participle eˈquipped
to fit out or provide with everything needed. He was fully equipped for the journey; The school is equipped with four computers.
eˈquipment noun
1. the clothes, machines, tools etc necessary for a particular kind of work, activity etc. The mechanic could not repair the car because he did not have the right equipment; The boy could not afford the equipment necessary for mountaineering.
2. the act of equipping.

equipment

مُعَدَّات vybavení udstyr Ausrüstung εξοπλισμός equipo tarvikkeet équipement oprema attrezzatura 装置 장비 apparatuur utstyr wyposażenie equipamento оборудование utrustning เครื่องมือ donanım thiết bị 设备

e·quip·ment

n. equipo; accesorios.

equipment

n equipo; durable medical — equipo médico duradero
References in classic literature ?
This was as far as it would be convenient to use the canoes, the guide told Tom and his friends, and from there on the trip to the Copan valley would be made on the backs of mules, which would carry most of the baggage and equipment.
And as to furniture, ye shall say yourselves what mine equipment is.
I tell thee,'' said De Bracy, ``that I mean to purvey me a wife after the fashion of the tribe of Benjamin; which is as much as to say, that in this same equipment I will fall upon that herd of Saxon bullocks, who have this night left the castle, and carry off from them the lovely Rowena.
For five years Gilliland led the way as a developer of better and cheaper equipment.
Don Quixote observed all, and took note of all, and from what he saw and observed he concluded that the said knight must be a man of great strength, but he did not for all that give way to fear, like Sancho Panza; on the contrary, with a composed and dauntless air, he said to the Knight of the Mirrors, "If, sir knight, your great eagerness to fight has not banished your courtesy, by it I would entreat you to raise your visor a little, in order that I may see if the comeliness of your countenance corresponds with that of your equipment.
As our equipment was crude in the extreme we decided that one of us must return to civilization, purchase the necessary machinery and return with a sufficient force of men properly to work the mine.
This, with an iron nerve, a temper of the ice-brook, and indomitable resolution, self-command, and toleration exalted from virtues to blessings, and the kindliest and truest heart that beats, these form his equipment for the noble work that he is doing for mankind, work both in theory and practice, for his views are as wide as his all-embracing sympathy.
Now as tragic imitation implies persons acting, it necessarily follows, in the first place, that Spectacular equipment will be a part of Tragedy.
That's well," said he to Planchet, when the latter added the portmanteau to the equipment.
Presently a horseman with jangling equipment drew rein be- fore the colonel of the regiment.
My intention," said Mazarin, "is not that you go with a great following; my plans require secrecy, and would be jeopardized by a too extravagant equipment.
His equipment is a drab great-coat, a hat covered with an oilcloth, top-boots, an umbrella in one hand and a small portmanteau in the other.

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