E*quip" (?), v. t. [imp. & p.
p. Equipped (?); p. pr. & vb. n.
Equipping.] [F. équiper to supply, fit out,
orig. said of a ship, OF. esquiper to embark; of German
origin; cf. OHG. scif, G. schiff, Icel. skip,
AS. scip. See Ship.] 1. To furnish
for service, or against a need or exigency; to fit out; to supply
with whatever is necessary to efficient action in any way; to provide
with arms or an armament, stores, munitions, rigging, etc.; -- said
esp. of ships and of troops. Dryden.
Gave orders for equipping a considerable
2. To dress up; to array; accouter.
The country are led astray in following the town, and
equipped in a ridiculous habit, when they fancy themselves in
the height of the mode. Addison.