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equal noun

ADJ. intellectual, social

VERB + EQUAL regard sb as, treat sb as He did not regard himself as her intellectual equal.

PREP. as an ~ He talks even to small children as equals. | between ~s An interview should be a conversation between equals. | without ~ His guitar playing is without equal.

PHRASES be sb's equal I shall never be his equal at chess. | first among equals He was regarded as the ‘first among equals’ by the other office clerks. | have few equals When it comes to plain speaking, she has few equals. | have no equal In fighting, they had no equals.