from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A set of tools or equipment for a specialized purpose: synonym: equipment.
  • noun A set of clothing, often with accessories.
  • noun Informal An association of persons, especially a military unit or a business organization.
  • noun The act of equipping.
  • transitive verb To provide with necessary equipment: synonym: furnish.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of fitting out or making preparation, as for a voyage, journey, or expedition, or for any purpose.
  • noun The articles prepared or expenses needed as outlay, as for an expedition; equipment of any kind and for any purpose, as a stock of goods, a team or rig, etc.
  • noun An establishment of any kind.
  • noun An allowance, not exceeding a year's salary, made by the United States to an ambassador, minister plenipotentiary, or chargé d'affaires leaving the country to go to his foreign post.
  • To fit out; equip; supply; provide necessaries for.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A fitting out, or equipment, as of a ship for a voyage, or of a person for an expedition in an unoccupied region or residence in a foreign land; the expense of, or allowance made for, equipment, as by the government of the United States to a diplomatic agent going abroad.
  • noun Any assemblage of objects required for or used in performing a task; things required as equipment for a task.
  • noun A complete ensemble of clothing, selected to form a matching set; a coordinated costume.
  • noun informal A business enterprise.
  • noun Any team or party of people.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A set of clothing (with accessories).
  • noun gear consisting of a set of articles or tools for a specified purpose
  • noun Any cohesive group of people; a unit; such as a military company.
  • noun informal A business or firm.
  • noun sports A sports team
  • verb transitive To provide with, usually for a specific purpose.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun gear consisting of a set of articles or tools for a specified purpose
  • noun any cohesive unit such as a military company
  • noun a set of clothing (with accessories)
  • verb provide with (something) usually for a specific purpose


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