As an adjective, equipped describes something that is provided with what is necessary or appropriate. If you like to cook, you need a well equipped kitchen with lots of specialized pots and pans.

The word equipped is from the verb equip, which traces its origins first to the Middle French word équiper, meaning "to fit out." From there it can be traced to the Old French word esquiper meaning "to fit out a ship." Today you can equip things other than ships. If you are use a wheelchair, you may need to get a van equipped with a hydraulic lift, for example.

Definitions of equipped
  1. adjective
    provided with whatever is necessary for a purpose (as furniture or equipment or authority)
    synonyms: furnished
    provided with furnishing and accessories (especially of a tasteful kind)
    fitted out, outfitted
    furnished with essential equipment for a particular occupation or undertaking occupation
    stocked, stocked with
    furnished with more than enough
    furnished with volumes
    well-appointed, well-found
    having a full array of suitable equipment or furnishings
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    not equipped with what is needed especially furniture
  2. adjective
    provided or fitted out with what is necessary or useful or appropriate
    “a well equipped playground”
    “a ship equipped with every mechanical aid to navigation”
    synonyms: equipt
    accoutered, accoutred
    provided with necessary articles of equipment for a specialized purpose (especially military)
    armored, panoplied
    equipped with the complete arms and armor of a warrior
    equipped with or wearing a helmet
    equipped with appropriate wearing apparel and accessories
    equipped or prepared with necessary intellectual resources
    transistorised, transistorized
    (of an electronic device) equipped with transistors
    having or provided with a visor or a visor of a particular kind
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    without necessary physical or intellectual equipment
    poorly supplied with physical equipment
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  3. adjective
    prepared with proper equipment
    equipped for service in the Arctic”
    synonyms: fitted out
    made ready or fit or suitable beforehand
  4. adjective
    carrying weapons
    synonyms: weaponed
    (used of persons or the military) characterized by having or bearing arms
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