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Adjective: equal  ee-kwul
  1. Having the same quantity, value, or measure as another
    "on equal terms"; "all men are equal before the law"
  2. Having the requisite qualities or resources to meet a task
    "he was equal to the task";
    - adequate
Verb: equal (equalled,equalling, or [US] equaled,equaling)  ee-kwul
  1. Be identical or equivalent to
    "One dollar equals 1,000 rubles these days!";
    - be
  2. Be equal to in quality or ability
    "Your performance doesn't even equal that of your colleagues";
    - touch, rival, match
  3. Make equal, uniform, corresponding, or matching
    - match, equalize, equalise [Brit], equate
Noun: equal  ee-kwul
  1. A person who is of equal standing with another in a group
    - peer, match, compeer

Derived forms: equalled, equaling, equaled, equalling, equals

See also: adequacy, adequate to, adequateness, capable, close, coequal, commensurate, comparable, competent, coordinate, equal to, equality, equidistant, equilateral, equivalent, even, fifty-fifty, half-and-half, isochronal, isochronous, isoclinal, isoclinic, isometric, isometrical, isothermal, level, quits, same, satisfactory, tantamount, tied, tight, up to

Type of: alter, change, compete, contend, individual, modify, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul, vie

Antonym: differ, unequal

Part of: peer group

Encyclopedia: Equal