Definition of equal noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

  

equal

 noun
noun
NAmE//ˈikwəl//
 
 
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  •  a person or thing of the same quality or with the same status, rights, etc. as another She treats the people who work for her as her equals. Our cars are the equal of those produced anywhere in the world.
  • Idioms
    be without equal,have no equal(formal)
     
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    to be better than anything else or anyone else of the same type He is a player without equal. As a family vacation destination, this resort has no equal.
    first among equals
     
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    the person or thing with the highest status in a group
    See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: equal