Having the same quantity, measure, or value as another. Mathematics Being the same or identical to in value. Having the same privileges, status, or rights: equal before the law. Being the same for all members of a group: gave every player an equal chance to win. Having the requisite qualities, such as strength or ability, for a task or situation: "Elizabeth found herself quite equal to the scene\u201d ( Jane Austen). Adequate in extent, amount, or degree. Impartial; just; equitable. Tranquil; equable. Showing or having no variance in proportion, structure, or appearance. One that is equal to another: These two models are equals in computing power. To be equal to, especially in value. To do, make, or produce something equal to: equaled the world record in the mile run.