KJV Dictionary Definition: equal
E'QUAL, a. L. oegualis, from oequus, equal, even, oeguo, to equal, perhaps Gr. similar.
1. Having the same magnitude or dimensions; being of the same bulk or extent; as an equal quantity of land; a house of equal size; two persons of equal bulk; an equal line or angle.
2. Having the same value; as two commodities of equal price or worth.
3. Having the same qualities or condition; as two men of equal rank or excellence; two bodies of equal hardness or softness.
4. Having the same degree; as two motions of equal velocity.
5. Even; uniform; not variable; as an equal temper or mind.
Ye say, the way of the Lord is not equal. Ezek. 16.
6. Being in just proportion; as, my commendation is not equal to his merit.
7. Impartial; neutral; not biased.
Equal and unconcerned, I look on all.
8. Indifferent; of the same interest or concern. He may receive them or not, it is equal to me.
9. Just; equitable; giving the same or similar rights or advantages. The terms and conditions of the contract are equal.
10. Being on the same terms; enjoying the same or similar benefits.
They made the married, orphans, widows, yea and the aged also, equal in spoils with themselves.
11. Adequate; having competent power, ability or means. The ship is not equal to her antagonist. The army was not equal to the contest. We are not equal to the undertaking.
E'QUAL, n. One not inferior or superior to another; having the same or a similar age, rank, station, office, talents, strength, &c.
Those who were once his equals, envy and defame him.
It was thou, a man my equal, my guide. Ps.55. Gal.1
E'QUAL, v.t. To make equal; to make one thing of the same quantity, dimensions or quality as another.
1. To rise to the same state, rank or estimation with another; to become equal to. Few officers can expect to equal Washington in fame.
2. To be equal to.
One whose all not equals Edward's moiety.
3. To make equivalent to; to recompense fully; to answer in full proportion.
He answer'd all her cares, and equal'd all her love.
4. To be of like excellence or beauty.
The gold and the crystal cannot equal it. Job.28.
EQUAL'ITY, n. L. oequalitas. An agreement of things in dimensions, quantity or quality; likeness; similarity in regard to two things compared. We speak of the equality of two or more tracts of land, of two bodies in length, breadth or thickness, of virtues or vices.
1. The same degree of dignity or claims; as the equality of men in the scale of being; the equality of nobles of the same rank; an equality of rights.
2. Evenness; uniformity; sameness in state or continued course; as an equality of temper or constitution.
3. Evenness; plainness; uniformity; as an equality of surface.
EQUALIZA'TION, n. The act of equalizing, or state of being equalized.
E'QUALIZE, v.t. To make equal; as, to equalize accounts; to equalize burdens or taxes.
E'QUALIZED, pp. Made equal; reduced to equality.
E'QUALIZING, ppr. Making equal.
E'QUALLY, adv. In the same degree with another; alike; as, to be equally taxed; to be equally virtuous or vicious; to be equally impatient, hungry, thirsty, swift or slow; to be equally furnished.
1. In equal shares or proportions. The estate is to be equally divided among the heirs.
2. Impartially; with equal justice.
E'QUALNESS, n. Equality; a state of being equal.
1. Evenness; uniformity; as the equalness of a surface.