The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Equipment or furnishings.
  • n. A horse-drawn carriage with attendants.
  • n. The carriage itself.
  • n. Archaic A retinue, as of a noble or royal personage.
  • n. Archaic A set of small household articles, such as a tea service.
  • n. Archaic A collection of small articles for personal use.

Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Equipment or supplies, especially military ones.
  • n. Military dress; uniform, armour etc.
  • n. A type of horse-drawn carriage.

the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Furniture or outfit, whether useful or ornamental; especially, the furniture and supplies of a vessel, fitting her for a voyage or for warlike purposes, or the furniture and necessaries of an army, a body of troops, or a single soldier, including whatever is necessary for efficient service; equipments; accouterments; habiliments; attire.
  • n. Retinue; train; suite.
  • n. A carriage of state or of pleasure with all that accompanies it, as horses, liveried servants, etc., a showy turn-out.

The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An outfit; provision of means or materials for carrying out a purpose; furniture for efficient service or action; an equipment: specifically applied to the outfit of a ship or an army, including supplies of all kinds for the former, and munitions of war for the latter.
  • n. Furniture; garniture; accoutrements; habiliments; dress.
  • n. Retinue, as persons, horses, carriages, etc.; a train of attendants or dependents; especially, a coach with the horses, servants, liveries, harness, etc.: as, the equipage of a prince; Lady A.'s equipage was the handsomest in the park.
  • n. A collection of little implements often carried about the person, either in an ├ętui made for the purpose, or suspended from a chatelaine, especially in the eighteenth century.
  • To furnish with an equipage or outfit.
  • n. Equality.

WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. equipment and supplies of a military force
  • n. a vehicle with wheels drawn by one or more horses

Word Usage

" I have mentioned her mode of pronouncing the word equipage, which, together with several similar peculiarities that struck me as very odd, were borrowed from the usage of London good society in the days when she frequented it. "


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