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1. Equipment or furnishings.
a. A horse-drawn carriage with attendants.
b. The carriage itself.
3. Archaic A retinue, as of a noble or royal personage.
4. Archaic
a. A set of small household articles, such as a tea service.
b. A collection of small articles for personal use.

[French équipage, from équiper, to equip; see equip.]


1. (Automotive Engineering) a horse-drawn carriage, esp one elegantly equipped and attended by liveried footmen
2. (Military) (formerly) the stores and equipment of a military unit
3. archaic
a. a set of useful articles
b. a group of attendants; retinue


(ˈɛk wə pɪdʒ)

1. a carriage.
2. a carriage drawn by horses and attended by servants.
3. outfit, as of a ship, army, or soldier; equipment.
4. Archaic.
a. a set of small household articles, as of china.
b. a collection of articles for personal use.
[1570–80; < Middle French]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.equipage - equipment and supplies of a military forceequipage - equipment and supplies of a military force
baggage - the portable equipment and supplies of an army
equipment - an instrumentality needed for an undertaking or to perform a service
marching order - equipage for marching; "the company was dressed in full marching order"
armed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine - the military forces of a nation; "their military is the largest in the region"; "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"
2.equipage - a vehicle with wheels drawn by one or more horses
axletree - a dead axle on a carriage or wagon that has terminal spindles on which the wheels revolve
barouche - a horse-drawn carriage having four wheels; has an outside seat for the driver and facing inside seats for two couples and a folding top
brougham - light carriage; pulled by a single horse
buckboard - an open horse-drawn carriage with four wheels; has a seat attached to a flexible board between the two axles
buggy, roadster - a small lightweight carriage; drawn by a single horse
cabriolet, cab - small two-wheeled horse-drawn carriage; with two seats and a folding hood
caroche - a luxurious carriage suitable for nobility in the 16th and 17th century
shay, chaise - a carriage consisting of two wheels and a calash top; drawn by a single horse
chariot - a light four-wheel horse-drawn ceremonial carriage
clarence - a closed carriage with four wheels and seats for four passengers
coach-and-four, four-in-hand, coach - a carriage pulled by four horses with one driver
droshky, drosky - an open horse-drawn carriage with four wheels; formerly used in Poland and Russia
gharry - a horse-drawn carriage in India
gig - small two-wheeled horse-drawn carriage; with two seats and no hood
hackney, hackney carriage, hackney coach - a carriage for hire
hansom, hansom cab - a two-wheeled horse-drawn covered carriage with the driver's seat above and behind the passengers
horse-drawn vehicle - a wheeled vehicle drawn by one or more horses
landau - a four-wheel covered carriage with a roof divided into two parts (front and back) that can be let down separately
post chaise - closed horse-drawn carriage with four wheels; formerly used to transport passengers and mail
rumble - a servant's seat (or luggage compartment) in the rear of a carriage
stanhope - a light open horse-drawn carriage with two or four wheels and one seat
surrey - a light four-wheeled horse-drawn carriage; has two or four seats
trap - a light two-wheeled carriage
troika - a Russian carriage pulled by three horses abreast


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Equipage for the wife, and large fortunes for the children, are by custom enrolled in the list of necessaries; and to procure these, everything truly solid and sweet, and virtuous and religious, are neglected and overlooked.
His knowledge and her ignorance of the subject, his rapidity of expression, and her diffidence of herself put that out of her power; she could strike out nothing new in commendation, but she readily echoed whatever he chose to assert, and it was finally settled between them without any difficulty that his equipage was altogether the most complete of its kind in England, his carriage the neatest, his horse the best goer, and himself the best coachman.
Meanwhile the count had arrived at his house; it had taken him six minutes to perform the distance, but these six minutes were sufficient to induce twenty young men who knew the price of the equipage they had been unable to purchase themselves, to put their horses in a gallop in order to see the rich foreigner who could afford to give 20,000 francs apiece for his horses.
Upon their road, at the end of the Faubourg Saint-Antoine, they overtook the humble equipage of Vatel, who was quietly conveying home his vin de Joigny.
He was not rich, but would spend his last groat to be better dressed than others, and would rather deprive himself of many pleasures than allow himself to be seen in a shabby equipage or appear in the streets of Petersburg in an old uniform.
For instance, were I to ride upon this Saw-Horse, he would not only be an animal he would become an equipage.
Marriage is a civil contract; people marry to better their worldly condition and improve appearances; it is an affair of house and furniture, of liveries, servants, equipage, and so forth.
The Irishman, for such I understood him to be, was stark mad at this bait; in short, he courted me, made me presents, and ran in debt like a madman for the expenses of his equipage and of his courtship.
He walked down the Rue Richelieu, meditating how he should carry off the queen in her turn, for to take her in a carriage bearing the arms of France was not to be thought of, when he perceived an equipage standing at the door of the hotel belonging to Madame de Guemenee.
No sooner had the two sleighs approached within speaking distance, than the driver of this fantastic equipage shouted aloud
One wintry Saturday when Clennam was at the cottage, the Dowager Mrs Gowan drove up, in the Hampton Court equipage which pretended to be the exclusive equipage of so many individual proprietors.
Dying of hunger, thirst, fatigue, and want of sleep, these unfortunates reached a shore where they saw before them wood, provisions, innumerable camp equipages, and carriages,--in short a whole town at their service.