Definition of Gear

1. Noun. A toothed wheel that engages another toothed mechanism in order to change the speed or direction of transmitted motion.

2. Verb. Set the level or character of. "She pitched her speech to the teenagers in the audience"
Exact synonyms: Pitch
Generic synonyms: Accommodate, Adapt
Specialized synonyms: Popularise, Popularize

3. Noun. Wheelwork consisting of a connected set of rotating gears by which force is transmitted or motion or torque is changed. "The fool got his tie caught in the geartrain"
Exact synonyms: Gearing, Geartrain, Power Train, Train
Group relationships: Engine
Specialized synonyms: Epicyclic Gear Train, Epicyclic Train, Reduction Gear
Generic synonyms: Wheelwork

4. Noun. A mechanism for transmitting motion for some specific purpose (as the steering gear of a vehicle).

5. Noun. Equipment consisting of miscellaneous articles needed for a particular operation or sport etc..

Definition of Gear

1. n. Clothing; garments; ornaments.

2. v. t. To dress; to put gear on; to harness.

3. v. i. To be in, or come into, gear.

Definition of Gear

1. Noun. equipment or paraphernalia, especially that used for an athletic endeavor. ¹

2. Noun. a wheel with grooves (teeth) engraved on the outer circumference, such that two such devices can interlock and convey motion from one to the other. ¹

3. Noun. a particular combination or choice of interlocking gears, such that a particular ''gear ratio'' is achieved. ¹

4. Noun. A configuration of the transmission of an motor car so as to achieve a particular ratio of engine to axle torque ¹

5. Noun. (archaic) stuff. ¹

6. Verb. To fit with gears in order to achieve a desired ''gear ratio''. ¹

7. Interjection. (''mostly British (Scouse)'') great or fantastic ¹

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Definition of Gear

1. to provide with gears (toothed machine parts) [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Gear

1. 1. Clothing; garments; ornaments. "Array thyself in thy most gorgeous gear." (Spenser) 2. Goods; property; household stuff. "Homely gear and common ware." (Robynson (More's Utopia)) 3. Whatever is prepared for use or wear; manufactured stuff or material. "Clad in a vesture of unknown gear." (Spenser) 4. The harness of horses or cattle; trapping. 5. Warlike accouterments. 6. Manner; custom; behavior. 7. Business matters; affairs; concern. "Thus go they both together to their gear." (Spenser) 8. A toothed wheel, or cogwheel; as, a spur gear, or a bevel gear; also, toothed wheels, collectively. An apparatus for performing a special function; gearing; as, the feed gear of a lathe. Engagement of parts with each other; as, in gear; out of gear. 9. Anything worthless; stuff; nonsense; rubbish. "That servant of his that confessed and uttered this gear was an honest man." (Latimer) Bever gear. See Bevel gear. Core gear, a mortise gear, or its skeleton. See Mortise wheel, under Mortise. Expansion gear, to connect or disconnect (wheelwork or couplings, etc); to put in, or out of, working relation. Origin: OE. Gere, ger, AS. Gearwe clothing, adornment, armor, fr. Gearo, gearu, ready, yare; akin to OHG. Garawi, garwi ornament, dress. See Yare, and cf. Garb dress. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Gear

gear (current term)
gear case
gear change
gear down
gear head
gear heads
gear lever
gear levers
gear mechanism
gear ratio
gear ratios
gear shift
gear shifts
gear stick
gear sticks

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