(noun, adjective, verb)


1. having the same quantity, value, or measure as another

- on equal terms

- all men are equal before the law

Similar word(s): commensurate, comparable, equivalent, tantamount, close, tight, coequal, coordinate, equidistant, equilateral, even, isochronal, isochronous, isoclinal, isoclinic, isometric, isometrical, isothermal, quits, level, tied, same

2. having the requisite qualities or resources to meet a task

- he was equal to the task

Similar word(s): capable, competent, satisfactory, adequate

Sentences with equal as an adjective:

- Equal conditions should produce equal results.

- All men are created equal.

- All right angles are equal.

- This test is pretty tough, but I think I'm equal to it.

- an equal movement


1. a person who is of equal standing with another in a group

Similar word(s): compeer, match, peer

Definition categories: person, individual, mortal, somebody, someone, soul

Sentences with equal as a noun:

- We're all equals here.

- This beer has no equal.


1. be identical or equivalent to

- One dollar equals 1,000 rubles these days!

Similar word(s): be

Definition categories: stative

2. be equal to in quality or ability

Similar word(s): match, rival, touch

Definition categories: stative, compete, contend, vie

3. make equal, uniform, corresponding, or matching

- let's equalize the duties among all employees in this office

Similar word(s): equalise, equalize, equate, match

Definition categories: change, alter, modify

Sentences with equal as a verb:

- Two plus two equals four.

- Losing this deal equals losing your job.

- Might does not equal right.