equal

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈiːkwəl/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈikwəl/ ,USA pronunciation: respellingkwəl)


Inflections of 'equal' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
When both "l" and "ll" forms exist, spellings with a double "l" are correct, but rare, in US English, while those with a single "l" are not correct in UK English.
equals
v 3rd person singular
equalling
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing." (Mainly UK)
equaling
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing." (US)
equalled
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed." (Mainly UK)
equaled
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed." (US)
equalled
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked." (Mainly UK)
equaled
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked." (US)
WordReference English Collocations © 2020

equal

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
adj
  1. an equal [amount, portion, number] (of)
  2. equal [treatment, rights, opportunities] (for)
  3. has equal access to
  4. bears equal responsibility (for)
  5. equal [partners, shares, stakes] in
  6. on an equal [level, footing]
  7. the [score, match, contest] was equal
  8. US: was an equal [match, competition]
  9. US: the teams were equal (on points)
  10. US: equal on [points, goals]
  11. equal in [speed, strength, length, height, distance]
  12. were equal in [height, speed, skill]
  13. everyone is equal in the eyes of [the law, God]
  14. [everyone is, we are all] equal under [the law]
  15. [for, towards, creating] a more equal society
  16. an equal distance [apart, from each other]
  17. is equal to [one, zero, none]
  18. [number, figure] is equal to the [sum, number] of
  19. is equal to the [task, mission, position]
  20. face [life, the situation] with an equal mind
n
  1. treat me as an equal
  2. treat us as equals
  3. work together as equals
  4. the [athlete, scientist] has no equal
  5. are all equals [here, in this office]
  6. consider each other equals (in the office)
  7. [regarded, seen] as first among equals
  8. an athlete without equal
  9. is (easily) the equal of its [rivals, competitors]
v
  1. [five] plus [two] equals [seven]
  2. the [amounts, accounts, numbers] equaled [$500]
  3. equaled the [total, sum, number] of
  4. equaled at least [$500]
  5. equals a [maximum, minimum, total] of
  6. equaled the [expenses, profit, income]
  7. equaled [above, below]
  8. the [points total, record, time] was equaled
  9. equaled or [exceeded, bettered, surpassed]
  10. her [salary, efforts, achievements] equaled his
  11. [supply, production] doesn't equal demand
  12. equaled [the world, her] record
  13. is expected to equal [the record, last year's]
  14. is expected to equal last year's [total, record, sales]
  15. equaled by [none, few, many]
  16. the [runner, physicist, technology] is equaled by [none]
additional examples
  1. [five] plus [two] equals [seven]
  2. treat me as an equal
  3. an equal [amount, portion, number] (of)
  4. the [amounts, accounts, numbers] equaled [$500]
  5. treat us as equals
  6. equal [treatment, rights, opportunities] (for)
  7. equaled the [total, sum, number] of
  8. work together as equals
  9. has equal access to
  10. equaled at least [$500]
  11. the [athlete, scientist] has no equal
  12. bears equal responsibility (for)
  13. equals a [maximum, minimum, total] of
  14. are all equals [here, in this office]
  15. equal [partners, shares, stakes] in
  16. equaled the [expenses, profit, income]
  17. consider each other equals (in the office)
  18. an equal-opportunity [company, policy, employer]
  19. equaled [above, below]
  20. [regarded, seen] as first among equals
  21. the [points total, record, time] was equaled
  22. an athlete without equal
  23. on an equal [level, footing]
  24. equaled or [exceeded, bettered, surpassed]
  25. is (easily) the equal of its [rivals, competitors]
  26. the [score, match, contest] was equal
  27. her [salary, efforts, achievements] equaled his
  28. US: was an equal [match, competition]
  29. [supply, production] doesn't equal demand
  30. US: the teams were equal (on points)
  31. equaled [the world, her] record
  32. US: equal on [points, goals]
  33. is expected to equal [the record, last year's]
  34. equal in [speed, strength, length, height, distance]
  35. is expected to equal last year's [total, record, sales]
  36. were equal in [height, speed, skill]
  37. equaled by [none, few, many]
  38. everyone is equal in the eyes of [the law, God]
  39. the [runner, physicist, technology] is equaled by [none]
  40. [everyone is, we are all] equal under [the law]
  41. [for, towards, creating] a more equal society
  42. an equal distance [apart, from each other]
  43. is equal to [one, zero, none]
  44. [number, figure] is equal to the [sum, number] of
  45. is equal to the [task, mission, position]
  46. face [life, the situation] with an equal mind
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