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equinoctial of, concerning, or near the time of an equinox. [5 definitions]
equinoctial circle see "celestial equator."
equinox either of the two times during the year when the sun crosses the earth's equator so that day and night are of equal duration worldwide, occurring in March and September.
equip to furnish with necessary tools or means to accomplish a task. [2 definitions]
equipage a carriage, with or without its horses and attendants. [2 definitions]
equipment anything designed or provided for a particular use. [3 definitions]
equipoise a state of balance or equal weight, importance, or the like; equilibrium. [3 definitions]
equisetum a seedless, flowerless plant; horsetail or scouring rush.
equitable characterized by fairness; just. [2 definitions]
equitation the act or skill of training and riding a horse; horsemanship.
equity the quality of being fair and reasonable; fairness. [5 definitions]
equity capital money contributed to a business by the owners.
equivalence the state, fact, or condition of being equal in value, amount, importance, or the like; equality.
equivalency equivalence.
equivalent the same as or equal to another in force, value, measure, or meaning. [2 definitions]
equivocal having at least two plausible alternative meanings, often intentionally so in order to deceive or avoid commitment; ambiguous. [3 definitions]
equivocate to express oneself ambiguously, often to avoid giving a direct answer or to deceive.
equivocation the act of communicating in ambiguous, shifting, or indecisive terms, often to avoid or deceive.
-er1 one that performs or is associated with (such) an action, activity, or thing. [4 definitions]
-er2 used to form the comparative degree of adjectives and adverbs, esp. those of one syllable.
Er symbol of the chemical element erbium.