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Definitions of gear

  1. To dress; to put gear on; to harness. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. To provide with gearing. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. To put cogs or teeth on; harness; dress. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4. To put in gear, as machinery. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  5. To put in gear; to harness. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  6. To equip; make ready; put into gear. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  7. To be in, or come into, gear. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. To come into or be in gear. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  9. To dress; to put on gear; to harness. To throw machinery into or out of gear, to arrange or disarrange wheelwork or couplings. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  10. To dress; to harness. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  11. equipment consisting of miscellaneous articles needed for a particular operation or sport etc. Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. a toothed wheel that engages another toothed mechanism in order to change the speed or direction of transmitted motion Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  13. a mechanism for transmitting motion by gears for some specific purpose (as the steering gear of a vehicle) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  14. Clothing; garments; ornaments. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. Goods; property; household stuff. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. Whatever is prepared for use or wear; manufactured stuff or material. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. The harness of horses or cattle; trapping. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. Warlike accouterments. Webster Dictionary DB
  19. Manner; custom; behavior. Webster Dictionary DB
  20. Business matters; affairs; concern. Webster Dictionary DB
  21. A toothed wheel, or cogwheel; as, a spur gear, or a bevel gear; also, toothed wheels, collectively. Webster Dictionary DB
  22. An apparatus for performing a special function; gearing; as, the feed gear of a lathe. Webster Dictionary DB
  23. Engagement of parts with each other; as, in gear; out of gear. Webster Dictionary DB
  24. See 1st Jeer (b). Webster Dictionary DB
  25. Anything worthless; stuff; nonsense; rubbish. Webster Dictionary DB
  26. Clothing; garments; ornaments; apparatus; tackle; harness; dress; a toothed wheel; adjustment of parts to each other; as, out of gear. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  27. Dress: harness: tackle: (mech.) connection by means of toothed wheels. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  28. Dress; harness; tackle. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  29. Any set of appliances, as of cog wheels, serving to transmit motion; a cog wheel. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  30. Equipment, as dress tools, etc. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  31. Apparatus; harness; tackle; dress; accoutrements; goods or riches; the blocks, ropes, &c., belonging to any particular spar or sail; mechanical appliances; toothed wheels; a connexion by means of them. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  32. Accountrements; harness; tackle; dress; ornaments; goods. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for gear

  1. So anxious was he to take me in house that he scarcely allowed me time to go down to the Front and look at the sea and at the boats lying among a litter of nets and gear the length of the sunny beach. – A Poor Man's House by Stephen Sydney Reynolds
  2. Fences had been carried away; crops beaten down; and huge logs lay about, with here and there bits of furniture, houses, and farm- gear – A Boy's Voyage Round the World by The Son of Samuel Smiles
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