Adjective equal has 2 senses
  1. equal - well matched; having the same quantity, value, or measure as another; "on equal terms"; "all men are equal before the law"
    unequal, anisometric, unsymmetrical, mismatched, uneven, nonequivalent, odds-on, unbalanced, unequalized, unequalised
  2. like, equal, equivalent, same - equal in amount or value; "like amounts"; "equivalent amounts"; "the same amount"; "gave one six blows and the other a like number"; "an equal number"; "the same number"
,Noun equal has 1 sense
  1. peer, equal, match, compeer - a person who is of equal standing with another in a group
    --1 is a kind of person, individual, someone, somebody, mortal, human, soul
    --1 is a member of peer group
    --1 has particulars:
     associate; contemporary, coeval; stand-in, substitute, relief, reliever, backup, backup man, fill-in; successor, replacement; townsman
    Derived forms: verb equate1, verb equate3, verb equal2
,Verb equal has 3 senses
  1. equal, be - be identical or equivalent to; "One dollar equals 1,000 rubles these days!"
    Antonyms: differ
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s something
  2. equal, touch, rival, match - be equal to in quality or ability; "Nothing can rival cotton for durability"; "Your performance doesn't even touch that of your colleagues"; "Her persistence and ambition only matches that of her parents"
    --2 is one way to compete, vie, contend
    Derived form: noun equal1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s something
  3. equal, match, equalize, equalise, equate - make equal, uniform, corresponding, or matching; "let's equalize the duties among all employees in this office"; "The company matched the discount policy of its competitors"
    --3 is one way to change, alter, modify
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something