equal

Things that are the same size or have the same traits are said to be equal. When it comes to people, being equal means everyone has the same rights and opportunities — and responsibilities.

When two or more things are level or balanced, they are said to be equal. This balance can refer to volume, weight, or quantity, or any other trait being compared. In a contest in which each side has the same chance of winning, the match is said to be equal. And when a person is considered at the same level with another in some respect, he or she is said to be that person's equal.

Primary Meanings of equal

1.
adjnv
having the same quantity, value, or measure as another
a person who is of equal standing with another in a group
be identical or equivalent to
2.
adj
having the requisite qualities or resources to meet a task
Full Definitions of equal
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adj having the same quantity, value, or measure as another

“on equal terms”
“all men are equal before the law”
Synonyms:
commensurate
corresponding in size or degree or extent
comparable
able to be compared or worthy of comparison
equivalent, tantamount
being essentially equal to something
close, tight
(of a contest or contestants) evenly matched
coequal
having the same standing before the law
coordinate
of equal importance, rank, or degree
equidistant
the same distance apart at every point
equilateral
having all sides or faces equal
even, fifty-fifty
equal in degree or extent or amount; or equally matched or balanced
half-and-half
in equal parts
isochronal, isochronous
equal in duration or interval
isoclinal, isoclinic
having equal magnetic inclinations
isometric, isometrical
having equal dimensions or measurements
isothermal
of a process or change taking place at constant temperature
quits
on equal terms by payment or requital
even, level, tied
of the score in a contest
same
closely similar or comparable in kind or quality or quantity or degree
Antonyms:
unequal
poorly balanced or matched in quantity or value or measure
incommensurate
not corresponding in size or degree or extent
anisometric, unsymmetrical
having unsymmetrical parts or unequal dimensions or measurements
mismatched, uneven
(of a contest or contestants) not fairly matched as opponents
nonequivalent
not equal or interchangeable in value, quantity, or significance
odds-on
having a better than even chance of success
unbalanced
debits and credits are not equal
unequalised, unequalized
not caused to be equal
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n a person who is of equal standing with another in a group

Synonyms:
compeer, match, peer
Types:
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associate
a person who joins with others in some activity or endeavor
coeval, contemporary
a person of nearly the same age as another
gangsta
(Black English) a member of a youth gang
backup, backup man, fill-in, relief, reliever, stand-in, substitute
someone who takes the place of another (as when things get dangerous or difficult)
replacement, successor
a person who follows next in order
townsman
a person from the same town as yourself
adjunct
a person who is an assistant or subordinate to another
affiliate
a subordinate or subsidiary associate; a person who is affiliated with another or with an organization
ally, friend
an associate who provides cooperation or assistance
bedfellow
a temporary associate
collaborator, cooperator, pardner, partner
an associate in an activity or endeavor or sphere of common interest
colleague, confrere, fellow
a person who is member of one's class or profession
co-worker, colleague, fellow worker, workfellow
an associate that one works with
locum, locum tenens
someone (physician or clergyman) who substitutes temporarily for another member of the same profession
fellow member, member
one of the persons who compose a social group (especially individuals who have joined and participate in a group organization)
participant
someone who takes part in an activity
shipmate
an associate on the same ship with you
double, stunt man, stunt woman
a stand-in for movie stars to perform dangerous stunts
alternate, replacement, surrogate
someone who takes the place of another person
mate, teammate
a fellow member of a team
Type of:
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul
a human being

v be identical or equivalent to

“One dollar equals 1,000 rubles these days!”
Synonyms:
be
Antonyms:
differ
be different
Types:
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correspond, equate
be equivalent or parallel, in mathematics
agree, check, correspond, fit, gibe, jibe, match, tally
be compatible, similar or consistent; coincide in their characteristics
correspond, represent, stand for
take the place of or be parallel or equivalent to
translate
be equivalent in effect
consist
be consistent in form, tenor, or character; be congruous
look
accord in appearance with
answer
match or correspond
coincide
be the same
align
be or come into adjustment with
correlate
to bear a reciprocal or mutual relation
parallel
be parallel to
duplicate, parallel, twin
duplicate or match
square
be compatible with
bear out, corroborate, support, underpin
support with evidence or authority or make more certain or confirm
resemble
appear like; be similar or bear a likeness to
conform to, fit, meet
satisfy a condition or restriction
homologize
be homologous
befit, beseem, suit
accord or comport with
accord, agree, concord, consort, fit in, harmonise, harmonize
go together
pattern
form a pattern
adhere
be compatible or in accordance with
rhyme, rime
be similar in sound, especially with respect to the last syllable

v be equal to in quality or ability

Synonyms:
match, rival, touch
equalise, equalize, equate, match
make equal, uniform, corresponding, or matching
Type of:
compete, contend, vie
compete for something; engage in a contest; measure oneself against others

v make equal, uniform, corresponding, or matching

Synonyms:
equalise, equalize, equate, match
match, rival, touch
be equal to in quality or ability
Types:
homologise, homologize
make homologous
homogenise, homogenize
cause to become equal or homogeneous as by mixing
draw, tie
finish a game with an equal number of points, goals, etc.
Type of:
alter, change, modify
cause to change; make different; cause a transformation
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adj having the requisite qualities or resources to meet a task

“he was equal to the task”
Synonyms:
adequate
adequate to, capable, equal to, up to
having the requisite qualities for
competent
adequate for the purpose
satisfactory
giving satisfaction
Antonyms:
inadequate, unequal
lacking the requisite qualities or resources to meet a task
deficient, lacking, wanting
inadequate in amount or degree
incapable, incompetent, unequal to
not meeting requirements
short-handed, short-staffed, undermanned, understaffed
inadequate in number of workers or assistants etc.
unsatisfactory
not giving satisfaction
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