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Definition of Equal

Equal

  1. Agreeing in quantity, size, quality, degree, value, etc.; having the same magnitude, the same value, the same degree, etc.; -- applied to number, degree, quantity, and intensity, and to any subject which admits of them; neither inferior nor superior, greater nor less, better nor worse; corresponding; alike; as, equal quantities of land, water, etc. ; houses of equal size; persons of equal stature or talents; commodities of equal value.
  2. Bearing a suitable relation; of just proportion; having competent power, abilities, or means; adequate; as, he is not equal to the task.
  3. Not variable; equable; uniform; even; as, an equal movement.
  4. Evenly balanced; not unduly inclining to either side; characterized by fairness; unbiased; impartial; equitable; just.
  5. Of the same interest or concern; indifferent.
  6. Intended for voices of one kind only, either all male or all female; -- opposed to mixed.
  7. Exactly agreeing with respect to quantity.
  8. One not inferior or superior to another; one having the same or a similar age, rank, station, office, talents, strength, or other quality or condition; an equal quantity or number; as, "If equals be taken from equals the remainders are equal."
  9. State of being equal; equality.
  10. To be or become equal to; to have the same quantity, the same value, the same degree or rank, or the like, with; to be commen/urate with.
  11. To make equal return to; to recompense fully.
  12. To make equal or equal to; to equalize; hence, to compare or regard as equals; to put on equality.

Equal Quotations

True love is eternal, infinite, and always like itself. It is equal and pure, without violent demonstrations: it is seen with white hairs and is always young in the heart.
Honore de Balzac

To every action there is always opposed an equal reaction. - Isaac Newton
To every action there is always opposed an equal reaction.
Isaac Newton

Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.
Winston Churchill

We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
Thomas Jefferson

All mankind... being all equal and independent, no one ought to harm another in his life, health, liberty or possessions.
John Locke
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Equal Translations

equal in Danish is lige
equal in Dutch is egaal, gelijk, eender, gelijkmatig
equal in German is angleichen, gleich, gleich
equal in Italian is pari
equal in Latin is parilis, equus, par, aequus
equal in Norwegian is jevnbyrdige, lik, jevnbyrdig, like
equal in Portuguese is igual
equal in Spanish is asimilar, igual
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