equal3 S3 [countable]
someone who is as important, intelligent etc as you are, or who has the same rights and opportunities as you do:
He treats all his staff as equals.
a friendship between equals
She wasn't his equal in intelligence.
to be as good as someone or something else:
The company proved to be the equal of its US rivals.
3 also have no equal formal
to be better than everyone or everything else of the same type:
His paintings are without equal.