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Meaning & Definition of Equal in English

English

Equal

/ikwəl/

noun

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

    synonym:
  • peer
  • ,
  • equal
  • ,
  • match
  • ,
  • compeer

verb

1. Be identical or equivalent to

  • "One dollar equals 1,000 rubles these days!"
    synonym:
  • equal
  • ,
  • be

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"
    synonym:
  • equal
  • ,
  • touch
  • ,
  • rival
  • ,
  • match

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"
    synonym:
  • equal
  • ,
  • match
  • ,
  • equalize
  • ,
  • equalise
  • ,
  • equate

adjective

1. Having the same quantity, value, or measure as another

  • "On equal terms"
  • "All men are equal before the law"
    synonym:
  • equal

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"
    synonym:
  • adequate
  • ,
  • equal

Examples of using

All animals are equal.
The square of the hypotenuse is equal to the sum of the squares of the other two sides.
The square of the length of the hypotenuse of any right triangle is equal to the sum of the squares of the lengths of its base and vertical sides.