1. a carriage.
  2. a carriage drawn by horses and attended by servants.
  3. outfit, as of a ship, an army, or a soldier; equipment.
  4. Archaic.
    1. a set of small household articles, as of china.
    2. a collection of articles for personal ornament or use.


  1. a horse-drawn carriage, esp one elegantly equipped and attended by liveried footmen
  2. (formerly) the stores and equipment of a military unit
  3. archaic
    1. a set of useful articles
    2. a group of attendants; retinue

1570s, from French équipage (15c.), from équiper (see equip). Now largely replaced by equipment.

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