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  Definition of equal
  1. a person who is of equal standing with another in a group
  2. make equal, uniform, corresponding, or matching; "let''s equalize the duties among all employees in this office"; "The company matched the discount policy of its competitors"
  3. be identical or equivalent to; "One dollar equals 1,000 rubles these days!"
  4. be equal to in quality or ability; "Nothing can rival cotton for durability"; "Your performance doesn''t even touch that of your colleagues"; "Her persistence and ambition only matches that of her parents"
  5. well matched; having the same quantity, value, or measure as another; "on equal terms"; "all men are equal before the law"
  6. equal in amount or value; "like amounts"; "equivalent amounts"; "the same amount"; "gave one six blows and the other a like number"; "an equal number"; "the same number"
Similar Words: peer, match, compeer, equalize, equalise, equate, be, touch, rival, like, equivalent, same

 

See Also: commensurate, comparable, same

 

Hyponyms: associate, contemporary, coeval, stand-in, substitute, relief, reliever, backup, backup man, fill-in, successor, replacement, townsman, homologize, homologise, homogenize, homogenise, tie, draw, equate, correspond, match, fit, check, jibe, gibe, tally, agree, represent, stand for, translate

 

Grouped Verbs: touch, rival, match, equalize, equalise, equate

 

Attributes: equality

 

Member Meronyms: peer group

 

Derivational Morphology: touch, rival, match, compare, liken, equate, equalize, equalise, peer, compeer, equality, equivalence, equation, par, equator, equalization, equalisation, leveling, counterweight, counterbalance, counterpoise, balance, equalizer, equaliser

 

 
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