French translation of 'equal'
1. (= the same) [number, importance] égal(e)
to be of equal importance être d’importance égale
to be equal in size
They are roughly equal in size. Ils sont à peu près de la même taille.
to be equal to (= the same as) être égal à
2. (when talking about possible developments)
all things being equal, other things being equal toutes choses égales d’ailleurs
3. (= capable)
to be equal to doing sth être de taille à faire qch ⧫ être capable de faire qch
to be equal to a task être à la hauteur d’une tâche
4. (= capable of satisfying)
to be equal to a demand pouvoir répondre à une attente
sb’s intellectual equal l’égal intellectuel de qn
to be sb’s equal être l’égal de qn
to have no equal (= be unrivalled) ne pas avoir son (sa) pareil(le)
1. (= total) égaler
79 minus 14 equals 65. 79 moins 14 égalent 65.
2. (= be as good as) égaler
to equal sth for sth [speed, excitement] égaler qch pour ce qui est de qch
Few cars can equal a Ferrari for speed. Il y a peu de voitures qui puissent égaler une Ferrari pour ce qui est de la vitesse.
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Example Sentences Including 'equal'
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Therefore the probability of rise equals 52 percent.Principles of Corporate Finance (1991)
This continues until money demand has been reduced sufficiently to equal money supply.International Finance: The markets and financial management of multinational business. (1983)
This is one plus one equals two.Times, Sunday Times (2014)
This means that the regulatory costs of just three policy objectives are equal to the average land value.Times, Sunday Times (2008)
But other things were not equal.Times, Sunday Times (2014)
It is clearly a topic that concerns and excites in equal measure.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
No crime number equals no claim - another pleasing win for insurers.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
No one could argue that equal pay for equal work is fair and just.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
There are almost equal numbers of men and women on the payroll.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
You have to have an equal measure of concern and love.Times, Sunday Times (2011)
Or are some games are more equal than others?Times, Sunday Times (2006)
The maths would suggest that speed plus jumping ability equals a cracking long jump.Times, Sunday Times (2011)
Their relationship changed from 2013 where they were given equal opportunity and then again in 2014 when they could win races and the championship.The Sun (2016)
Now many of my female friends in the City have set up groups to mentor younger women and fight for equal pay.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
Surely a very long lunch can provide equal amounts of joy.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
The big summer drink plus ice cream equals our new favourite summer pudding.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
The other big driving force has been equal pay.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
They wanted them to be of equal status.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
To have equal rights is still a big job for women.Times, Sunday Times (2015)
All cut the same number of calories from food intake and also burned up an equal amount.The Sun (2017)
Internal recruitment is another area in which Barclays is keen to offer equal opportunities.Times, Sunday Times (2006)
Let's keep talking about this issue until things are equal.The Sun (2016)
Maybe we all need to stop and think about what equals a good time.The Sun (2016)
Surely by now we should be on an equal footing with men in all careers?The Sun (2011)
The equal rights law does not seem to apply to the entertainment business.The Sun (2011)
The modern game now has equal numbers of men and women and various ethnicities.The Sun (2016)
They have been refused equal rights to education, healthcare and marriage.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
There is more social mobility in more equal societies and less obesity.Times, Sunday Times (2011)
These need not be equal in size as the majority of people have three main meals daily.Diets to Help Diabetes (1983)
Of equal importance was the fact that staff now felt that their work was better understood.The Prisons We Deserve (1994)
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'equal' in Other Languages
British English: equal /ˈiːkwəl/ ADJECTIVE
If two things are equal, or if one thing is equal to another, they are the same in size, number, or value.
...equal numbers of men and women.
- American English: equal
- Arabic: مُساوٍ
- Brazilian Portuguese: igual
- Chinese: 相等的
- Croatian: ravnopravan
- Czech: stejný
- Danish: lige
- Dutch: gelijk
- European Spanish: igual
- Finnish: tasavertainen
- French: égal
- German: gleich
- Greek: ίσος
- Italian: uguale
- Japanese: 等しい
- Korean: 같은
- Norwegian: lik
- Polish: równy
- European Portuguese: igual
- Romanian: egal
- Russian: равный
- Spanish: igual
- Swedish: jämbördig
- Thai: ซึ่งเท่ากัน
- Turkish: eşit
- Ukrainian: рівний
- Vietnamese: bằng nhau
British English: equal /ˈiːkwəl/ VERB
To equal something or someone means to be as good or as great as them.
He has equalled his opponent's record of five championship titles in a season.
- American English: equal
- Arabic: يُساوِي
- Brazilian Portuguese: igualar
- Chinese: 比得上
- Croatian: ujednačiti
- Czech: rovnat se kolik, komu
- Danish: være lig med
- Dutch: evenaren
- European Spanish: igualar
- Finnish: olla tasavertainen
- French: égaler
- German: gleichen
- Greek: εξισώνω
- Italian: equivalere
- Japanese: ･･･に等しい
- Korean: ...과 같다
- Norwegian: være lik
- Polish: dorównać
- European Portuguese: igualar
- Romanian: a egala
- Russian: равняться
- Spanish: igualar
- Swedish: vara lik
- Thai: ทำให้เท่าเทียมกัน
- Turkish: eşitlemek
- Ukrainian: дорівнювати
- Vietnamese: bằng với
British English: equal NOUN
Someone who is your equal has the same ability, status, or rights as you have.
She was one of the boys, their equal.
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Translation of equal from the Collins English to French Dictionary