Pronunciation: (ē'kwul),[key] —adj., n., v.,e•qualed, e•qual•ing or (esp. Brit.)e•qualled, e•qual•ling.
—adj. 1. as great as; the same as (often fol. by to or with): The velocity of sound is not equal to that of light. 2. like or alike in quantity, degree, value, etc.; of the same rank, ability, merit, etc.: two students of equal brilliance. 3. evenly proportioned or balanced: an equal contest. 4. uniform in operation or effect: equal laws. 5. adequate or sufficient in quantity or degree: The supply is equal to the demand. 6. having adequate powers, ability, or means: He was equal to the task. 7. level, as a plain.
8. tranquil or undisturbed: to confront death with an equal mind. 9. impartial or equitable.
—n. a person or thing that is equal.
—v.t. 1. to be or become equal to; meet or match: So far the rate of production doesn't equal the demand. If A equals B and B equals C, then A equals C. 2. to make or do something equal to: No matter how he tries, he can't equal his brother's achievements. 3. Archaic.to make equal; equalize.
4. Obs.to recompense fully.