equal: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (ē'kwul), [key]
— adj., n., v., e•qualed, e•qual•ing e•qualled, e•qual•ling.
- as great as; the same as (often fol. by to or with): The velocity of sound is not equal to that of light.
- like or alike in quantity, degree, value, etc.; of the same rank, ability, merit, etc.: two students of equal brilliance.
- evenly proportioned or balanced: an equal contest.
- uniform in operation or effect: equal laws.
- adequate or sufficient in quantity or degree: The supply is equal to the demand.
- having adequate powers, ability, or means: He was equal to the task.
- level, as a plain.
- tranquil or undisturbed: to confront death with an equal mind.
- impartial or equitable.
- a person or thing that is equal.
- to be or become equal to; meet or match: So far the rate of production doesn't equal the demand. If A equals B and B equals C, then A equals C.
- to make or do something equal to: No matter how he tries, he can't equal his brother's achievements.
- to make equal; equalize.
- to recompense fully.
- equal (Thesaurus)