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Meaning of GEAR

Pronunciation:  geer

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a toothed wheel that engages another toothed mechanism in order to change the speed or direction of transmitted motion
  2. [n]  equipment consisting of miscellaneous articles needed for a particular operation or sport etc.
  3. [n]  a mechanism for transmitting motion by gears for some specific purpose (as the steering gear of a vehicle)
  4. [v]  set the level or character of; "She pitched her speech to the teenagers in the audience"

GEAR is a 4 letter word that starts with G.


 Synonyms: appurtenances, cogwheel, gear mechanism, gear wheel, paraphernalia, pitch
 See Also: accommodate, adapt, bevel gear, cog, epicyclic gear, equipment, escape wheel, first, first gear, fishing gear, fishing rig, fishing tackle, gearset, high, high gear, kit, low, low gear, mechanism, outfit, park, pinion, pinion and crown wheel, pinion and ring gear, planet gear, planet wheel, planetary gear, popularise, popularize, rack and pinion, regalia, reverse, rig, rigging, saddlery, second, second gear, sprocket, spur gear, spur wheel, stable gear, steering gear, sun gear, tack, tackle, third, third gear, tooth, transmission, transmission system, wheel, worm gear, worm wheel



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Gear\, n. [OE. gere, ger, AS. gearwe clothing, adornment,
    armor, fr. gearo, gearu, ready, yare; akin to OHG. garaw[=i],
    garw[=i] ornament, dress. See {Yare}, and cf. {Garb} dress.]
    1. Clothing; garments; ornaments.
             Array thyself in thy most gorgeous gear. --Spenser.
    2. Goods; property; household stuff. --Chaucer.
             Homely gear and common ware.          --Robynson
    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. [Scot.] --Jamieson.
    6. Manner; custom; behavior. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
    7. Business matters; affairs; concern. [Obs.]
             Thus go they both together to their gear. --Spenser.
    8. (Mech.)
       (a) A toothed wheel, or cogwheel; as, a spur gear, or a
           bevel gear; also, toothed wheels, collectively.
       (b) An apparatus for performing a special function;
           gearing; as, the feed gear of a lathe.
       (c) Engagement of parts with each other; as, in gear; out
           of gear.
    9. pl. (Naut.) See 1st {Jeer}
       (b) .
    10. Anything worthless; stuff; nonsense; rubbish. [Obs. or
        Prov. Eng.] --Wright.
              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} (Steam Engine), the arrangement of parts for
       cutting off steam at a certain part of the stroke, so as
       to leave it to act upon the piston expansively; the
       cut-off. See under {Expansion}.
    {Feed gear}. See {Feed motion}, under {Feed}, n.
    {Gear cutter}, a machine or tool for forming the teeth of
       gear wheels by cutting.
    {Gear wheel}, any cogwheel.
    {Running gear}. See under {Running}.
    {To throw} {in, or out of}, {gear} (Mach.), to connect or
       disconnect (wheelwork or couplings, etc.); to put in, or
       out of, working relation.
  2. \Gear\v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Geared}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    1. To dress; to put gear on; to harness.
    2. (Mach.) To provide with gearing.
    {Double geared}, driven through twofold compound gearing, to
       increase the force or speed; -- said of a machine.
  3. \Gear\, v. i. (Mach.)
    To be in, or come into, gear.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you are putting your car in gear, suggests that you are ready to move forward with a new project in your life. You are headed into a new direction.
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