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.

  • To fit out; equip; supply; provide necessaries for.
  • 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.

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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