Pronunciation: (i-kwip'), [key]
—v.t., e•quipped, e•quip•ping.
1. to furnish or provide with whatever is needed for use or for any undertaking; fit out, as a ship or army: They spent several thousand dollars to equip their boat.
2. to dress; array: He equipped himself in all his finery.
3. to furnish with intellectual or emotional resources; prepare: Education and travel have equipped her to deal with all sorts of people.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.