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gear

[ geer ]SEE DEFINITION OF gear
  • nounequipment
  • nountoothed part of wheel
  • nounclothing
  • verbprepare, equip

Synonyms for gear

  • accessory
  • apparatus
  • harness
  • instrument
  • kit
  • luggage
  • machinery
  • material
  • paraphernalia
  • stuff
  • supply
  • accouterment
  • adjunct
  • appendage
  • appurtenance
  • baggage
  • belongings
  • contraption
  • effects
  • encumbrances
  • fittings
  • habiliment
  • impedimenta
  • materiel
  • means
  • outfit
  • possessions
  • rigging
  • setup
  • tackle
  • things
  • tools
  • trappings
  • kit and kaboodle
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR GEAR

Their own thinking was so muddled, their views of life so out of gear.

"Wait until I throw in the other gear," he added to his cronies in a low voice.

But as the gear was out, turning on the electric current had a different effect.

A small pinion or gear is mounted upon the armature-shaft of the motor.

Then, throwing the gear into forward, Ken gave her full speed.

Quietly he slid his motor into gear, and slowly the torpoon rose.

The clank of the iron chain in the gear told that the cage in the shaft was working.

We certainly have hundreds of horses now captured in this camp, with their bridles and all their gear.

I will now explain how each part of the gear is to be used in hunting.

Bonnie gear for a king that should be thinking of spears and jacks, lances and honours.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1200, "fighting equipment," probably from Old Norse gervi "apparel," related to gerr "ready," and gerva "make ready," from Proto-Germanic *garwin- (cf. Old English gearwe "clothing, equipment, ornament;" Old High German garawi "clothing, dress," garawen "to make ready;" German gerben "to tan"). Meaning "toothed wheel in machinery" first attested 1520s. Slang for "male sex organs" from 1670s. British adjective slang sense of "stylish, excellent" first recorded 1951, from earlier that's the gear, expression of approval, 1925.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR GEAR

accouter

verbfurnish
  • accoutre
  • array
  • attire
  • clothe
  • equip
  • fit
  • gear
  • outfit
  • rig
  • supply
  • turn out

apparatus

nounequipment with a purpose
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