HyperDic: equal

English > 6 senses of the word equal:
ADJECTIVEallequalhaving the same quantity, value, or measure as another
allequal, adequatehaving the requisite qualities or resources to meet a task
VERBstativeequal, bebe identical or equivalent to
stativeequal, touch, rival, matchbe equal to in quality or ability
changeequal, match, equalize, equalise, equatemake equal, uniform, corresponding, or matching
NOUNperson equal, peer, match, compeera person who is of equal standing with another in a group
equal > pronunciation
Soundsiy'kwahl
Rhymesabdominal ... zoological: 2115 rhymes with ahl...
English > equal: 6 senses > adjective 1
MeaningHaving the same quantity, value, or measure as another.
Examples
  • "on equal terms"
  • "all men are equal before the law"
Attribute ofequalityThe quality of being the same in quantity or measure or value or status
Narrowerclose, tight(of a contest or contestants) evenly matched
coequalHaving the same standing before the law
coordinateOf equal importance, rank, or degree
equidistantThe same distance apart at every point
equilateralHaving all sides or faces equal
equivalent, tantamountessentially equal to something
even, fifty-fiftyEqual in degree or extent or amount
half-and-halfIn equal parts
isochronal, isochronousEqual in duration or interval
isoclinal, isoclinicHaving equal magnetic inclinations
isometric, isometricalHaving equal dimensions or measurements
isothermalOf a process or change taking place at constant temperature
quitsOn equal terms by payment or requital
tied, even, levelOf the score in a contest
See alsocommensurateCorresponding in size or degree or extent
comparableable to be compared or worthy of comparison
like, sameEqual in amount or value
sameClosely similar or comparable in kind or quality or quantity or degree
Oppositeunequalpoorly balanced or matched in quantity or value or measure
Spanishigual
Catalanigual
Nounsequala person who is of equal standing with another in a group
equalitythe quality of being the same in quantity or measure or value or status
Adverbsequallyto the same degree (often followed by 'as')
equallyin equal amounts or shares
English > equal: 6 senses > adjective 2
MeaningHaving the requisite qualities or resources to meet a task.
Example "he was equal to the task"
Synonymadequate
Attribute ofadequacy, adequatenessThe quality of being able to meet a need satisfactorily
Narroweradequate to, capable, equal to, up toHaving the requisite qualities for
competentAdequate for the purpose
See alsosatisfactoryGiving satisfaction
Oppositeinadequate, unequalLacking the requisite qualities or resources to meet a task
Spanishacertado, adecuada, adecuado, apropiado, apto, capaz, conveniente, idóneo, igual, indicado
Catalanadequat, adient, apte, capaç, covenient, encertat, escaient, idoni, indicat
English > equal: 6 senses > noun 1, person
MeaningA person who is of equal standing with another in a group.
Synonymspeer, match, compeer
Member ofpeer groupcontemporaries of the same status
NarrowerassociateA person who joins with others in some activity or endeavor
contemporary, coevalA person of nearly the same age as another
gangsta(Black English) a member of a youth gang
stand-in, substitute, relief, reliever, backup, backup man, fill-insomeone who takes the place of another (as when things get dangerous or difficult)
successor, replacementA person who follows next in order
townsmanA person from the same town as yourself
Broaderperson, individual, someone, somebody, mortal, soulA human being
Spanishigual, par
Catalanigual, parell, parió
Adjectivesequalhaving the same quantity, value, or measure as another
Verbsequalbe equal to in quality or ability
equatemake equal, uniform, corresponding, or matching
equateconsider or describe as similar, equal, or analogous
English > equal: 6 senses > verb 1, stative
MeaningBe identical or equivalent to.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Something ----s something
Example"One dollar equals 1,000 rubles these days!"
Synonymbe
Narrowerequate, correspondBe equivalent or parallel, in mathematics
match, fit, correspond, check, jibe, gibe, tally, agreesatisfy a condition or restriction
represent, stand for, correspondTake the place of or be parallel or equivalent to
translateBe equivalent in effect
OppositedifferBe different
Spanishequivaler, ser equivalente, ser, significar
Catalanequivaler, ser equivalent
English > equal: 6 senses > verb 2, stative
MeaningBe equal to in quality or ability.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Something ----s something
Synonymstouch, rival, match
Broadercompete, vie, contendcompete for something
Similar toequal, match, equalize, equalise, equatemake equal, uniform, corresponding, or matching
Spanishigualar, rivalizar
Nounsequala person who is of equal standing with another in a group
English > equal: 6 senses > verb 3, change
Meaningmake equal, uniform, corresponding, or matching.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example"let's equalize the duties among all employees in this office"
Synonymsmatch, equalize, equalise, equate
Narrowerhomogenize, homogeniseCause to become equal or homogeneous as by mixing
homologize, homologisemake homologous
tie, drawFinish a game / game / game with an equal number of points, goals, etc.
Broaderchange, alter, modifyCause to change
Similar toequal, touch, rival, matchBe equal to in quality or ability
Spanishcompensar, empatar, igualar
Catalananivellar, compensar-se, igualar

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