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Equal meaning

equal - 15 dictionary results

  1. 1. Agreeing in quantity, size, quality, degree, value, etc.; having the same magnitude, the same value, the same degree, etc.; -- applied to number, degree, quantity, and intensity, and to any subject which admits of them; neither inferior nor superior, greater nor less, better nor worse; corresponding; alike; as, equal quantities of land, water, etc. ; houses of equal size; persons of equal stature or talents; commodities of equal value.
  2. 2. Bearing a suitable relation; of just proportion; having competent power, abilities, or means; adequate; as, he is not equal to the task.
  3. 3. Not variable; equable; uniform; even; as, an equal movement.
  4. 4. Evenly balanced; not unduly inclining to either side; characterized by fairness; unbiased; impartial; equitable; just.
  5. 5. Of the same interest or concern; indifferent.
  6. 6. Exactly agreeing with respect to quantity.
  7. 7. State of being equal; equality.
  8. 8. To make equal return to; to recompense fully.
  9. 9. To make equal or equal to; to equalize; hence, to compare or regard as equals; to put on equality.
  10. 10. Intended for voices of one kind only, either all male or all female; - opposed to mixed.
  11. 11. 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 are equal.
  12. 12. 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 commenurate with.
  13. 13. Like in quantity or degree; adequate; uniform.
  14. 14. One of the same rank, & c.
  15. 15. To be or make equal to.

equal - examples of usage

  1. " I may be out of town," Ralph replied, with equal distance of manner. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  2. She found it necessary to dress equal to her place. - "Hodge and His Masters", Richard Jefferies.
  3. No doubt they ought to become free when grown up, but then they are seldom equal. - "Political economy", W. Stanley Jevons.
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