Equal - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈiːkwəl|  American pronunciation of the word equal
Brit.  |ˈiːkw(ə)l|  British pronunciation of the word equal


- a person who is of equal standing with another in a group (syn: compeer, match, peer)


- be identical or equivalent to(syn: be)
- be equal to in quality or ability (syn: match, rival, touch)
- make equal, uniform, corresponding, or matching(syn: equalise, equalize, equate, match)


- having the same quantity, value, or measure as another
- having the requisite qualities or resources to meet a task(syn: adequate)


an equal number of apples and oranges

We divided the profits into three equal shares.

The play combines tragedy and comedy in equal measure.

The opposing candidate has demanded equal time on television.

The fractions {frac1 and {frac2 are equal.

providing equal opportunities for children of all races

We need to have equal academic standards for male and female students.

I consider him my equal.

We are all equals here.

Nothing can ever equal that experience.

See if you can equal that!

a weight lifter attempting to equal his rival's performance

No one can equal him in chess.

Feminists insist that women can be absolute equals with men.

My car equals yours in speed.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: equal
he/she/it: equals
present participle: equalling
past tense: equalled
past participle: equalled
singular: equal
plural: equals
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