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Definition of "equal" []

  • Having the same quantity, measure, or value as another. (adjective)
  • Mathematics Being the same or identical to in value. (adjective)
  • Having the same privileges, status, or rights: equal before the law. (adjective)
  • Being the same for all members of a group: gave every player an equal chance to win. (adjective)
  • Having the requisite qualities, such as strength or ability, for a task or situation: "Elizabeth found herself quite equal to the scene” ( Jane Austen). (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "equal" in a sentence
  • "One of the women’s rights issues at the time was whether women should get equal pay for comparable work, and a Washington state “equal worth” case was winding its way through the federal courts."
  • "One of the women’s rights issues at the time was whether women should get equal pay for comparable work, and a Washington state “equal worth” case was winding its way through the federal courts. '"
  • "Thus the time divisions of pleasurable rhythm are not mathematically equal, nor even necessarily approximately equal, but are such as are _felt to be equal_."