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gear - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'gear' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Gear [ n.]
- Clothing; garments; ornaments.
- Goods; property; household stuff.
- Whatever is prepared for use or wear; manufactured stuff or material.
- The harness of horses or cattle; trapping.
- Warlike accouterments.
- Manner; custom; behavior.
- Business matters; affairs; concern.
- 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.
- See 1st Jeer (b).
- Anything worthless; stuff; nonsense; rubbish.
2 . Gear [ v. i.]
- To be in, or come into, gear.
3 . Gear [ v. t.]
- To dress; to put gear on; to harness.
- To provide with gearing.

Meaning of 'gear' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . gear [ n]
Meaning (1):
- wheelwork consisting of a connected set of rotating gears by which force is transmitted or motion or torque is changed
Example in sentence:
  • the fool got his tie caught in the geartrain
2 . gear [ v]
Meaning (2):
- set the level or character of
Example in sentence:
  • She pitched her speech to the teenagers in the audience