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Adj.1.equal to - having the requisite qualities forequal to - having the requisite qualities for; "equal to the task"; "the work isn't up to the standard I require"
adequate, equal - having the requisite qualities or resources to meet a task; "she had adequate training"; "her training was adequate"; "she was adequate to the job"; "he was equal to the task"
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(ˈiːkwəl) adjective
the same in size, amount, value etc. four equal slices; coins of equal value; Are these pieces equal in size? Women want equal wages with men.
one of the same age, rank, ability etc. I am not his equal at running.
verbpast tense, past participle ˈequalled , (American) ˈequaled
to be the same in amount, value, size etc. I cannot hope to equal him; She equalled his score of twenty points; Five and five equals ten.
equality (iˈkwoləti) noun
the state of being equal. Women want equality of opportunity with men.
ˈequalize, ˈequalise verb
to make or become equal. Our team were winning by one goal – but the other side soon equalized.
ˈequally adverb
All are equally good; He divided his chocolate equally between us.
equal to
fit or able for. I didn't feel equal to telling him the truth.
References in classic literature ?
According to calculation," replied Barbicane, "the fall would develop a heat equal to that produced by 16,000 globes of coal, each equal in bulk to our terrestrial globe.
And if Dawra should seem unwilling to lend Brown Bull, tell him that he may come with it himself, and that he shall receive here land equal to his own, a chariot worth thirty- six cows, and he shall have my friendship ever after.
It has more than once happened, that the deficiencies had to be ultimately collected at the point of the bayonet; a thing practicable, though dreadful, in a confedracy where one of the members exceeds in force all the rest, and where several of them are too small to meditate resistance; but utterly impracticable in one composed of members, several of which are equal to each other in strength and resources, and equal singly to a vigorous and persevering defense.
Very well, when you dive, Ned, as many times 32 feet of water as there are above you, so many times does your body bear a pressure equal to that of the atmosphere, that is to say, 15 lb.
Space may produce new Worlds; whereof so rife There went a fame in Heav'n that he ere long Intended to create, and therein plant A generation, whom his choice regard Should favour equal to the Sons of Heaven: Thither, if but to prie, shall be perhaps Our first eruption, thither or elsewhere: For this Infernal Pit shall never hold Caelestial Spirits in Bondage, nor th' Abysse Long under darkness cover.
Augment the mass a thousand fold, it cannot begin to crush us, as long as reaction is equal to action.
To my weak judgment it hath ever seemed that his gifts are not equal to his wishes.
The position was one of misery for all three; and not one of them would have been equal to enduring this position for a single day, if it had not been for the expectation that it would change, that it was merely a temporary painful ordeal which would pass over.
Marianne's abilities were, in many respects, quite equal to Elinor's.
the moment when she will be crossing the zenith, which latter event will further diminish the entire distance by a length equal to the radius of the earth,
A large and still increasing family, an husband disabled for active service, but not the less equal to company and good liquor, and a very small income to supply their wants, made her eager to regain the friends she had so carelessly sacrificed; and she addressed Lady Bertram in a letter which spoke so much contrition and despondence, such a superfluity of children, and such a want of almost everything else, as could not but dispose them all to a reconciliation.
SOCRATES: And are there not these four divisions in the figure, each of which is equal to the figure of four feet?