Dictionary Results for gear


1. gear - noun

· a toothed wheel that engages another toothed mechanism in order to change the speed or direction of transmitted motion

Synonym(s): gear_wheel, geared_wheel, cogwheel

Hypernym(s): wheel




2. gear - 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"

Synonym(s): gearing, geartrain, power_train, train

Hypernym(s): wheelwork




3. gear - noun

· a mechanism for transmitting motion for some specific purpose (as the steering gear of a vehicle)

Synonym(s): gear_mechanism

Hypernym(s): mechanism




4. gear - noun

· equipment consisting of miscellaneous articles needed for a particular operation or sport etc.

Synonym(s): paraphernalia, appurtenance

Hypernym(s): equipment




5. gear - verb

· set the level or character of; "She pitched her speech to the teenagers in the audience"

Synonym(s): pitch

Hypernym(s): adapt, accommodate





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