Meaning of EQUAL in English

I. ˈē-kwəl adjective

Etymology: Middle English, from Latin aequalis, from aequus level, equal

Date: 14th century



(1) : of the same measure, quantity, amount, or number as another

(2) : identical in mathematical value or logical denotation : equivalent

b. : like in quality, nature, or status

c. : like for each member of a group, class, or society

provide equal employment opportunities

2. : regarding or affecting all objects in the same way : impartial

3. : free from extremes: as

a. : tranquil in mind or mood

b. : not showing variation in appearance, structure, or proportion


a. : capable of meeting the requirements of a situation or a task

b. : suitable

bored with work not equal to his abilities

Synonyms: see same

II. noun

Date: 1573

1. : one that is equal

insists that women can be absolute equal s with men — Anne Bernays

2. : an equal quantity

III. transitive verb

( equaled or equalled ; equal·ing or equal·ling )

Date: 1590

1. : to be equal to ; especially : to be identical in value to

2. archaic : equalize

3. : to make or produce something equal to

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.