English dictionary

equal meaning and definition

EQUAL noun

Definition of equal (noun)

  1. a person who is of equal standing with another in a group

EQUAL verb

Definition of equal (verb)

  1. be identical or equivalent to
    • "One dollar equals 1,000 rubles these days!"
    • synonyms: be
    • antonym: differ
  2. be equal to in quality or ability
    • "Nothing can rival cotton for durability"; "Your performance doesn't even touch that of your colleagues"; "Her persistence and ambition only matches that of her parents"
    • synonyms: match, rival, touch
  3. make equal, uniform, corresponding, or matching
    • "let's equalize the duties among all employees in this office"; "The company matched the discount policy of its competitors"
    • synonyms: equalise, equalize, equate, match

EQUAL adjective

Definition of equal (adjective)

  1. having the same quantity, value, or measure as another
    • "on equal terms"; "all men are equal before the law"
    • antonym: unequal
  2. having the requisite qualities or resources to meet a task
    • "she had adequate training"; "her training was adequate"; "she was adequate to the job"; "he was equal to the task"
    • synonyms: adequate
    • antonym: inadequate
Source: Princeton University Wordnet