• (a.) 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.
• (a.) Bearing a suitable relation; of just proportion; having
competent power, abilities, or means; adequate; as, he is not equal to
• (a.) Not variable; equable; uniform; even; as, an equal movement.
• (a.) Evenly balanced; not unduly inclining to either side;
characterized by fairness; unbiased; impartial; equitable; just.
• (a.) Of the same interest or concern; indifferent.
• (a.) Intended for voices of one kind only, either all male or all
female; -- opposed to mixed.
• (a.) Exactly agreeing with respect to quantity.
• (n.) 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."
• (n.) State of being equal; equality.
• (v. t.) 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
• (v. t.) To make equal return to; to recompense fully.
• (v. t.) To make equal or equal to; to equalize; hence, to compare
or regard as equals; to put on equality.