gear

I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. clothing, dress; cogwheel; equipment, tools, apparatus; harness, etc. See instrumentality, provision.
II
(Roget's IV) n.
1. [Equipment]
Syn. material, tackle, apparatus, paraphernalia; see equipment .
2. [A geared wheel]
Syn. cog, cogwheel, pinion, toothed wheel, spurwheel, sprocket, ragwheel, lanternwheel.
Types of gears include: spur, bevel, crown, worm, internal, inside, drive, driving, transmission, differential, timing, conical, Hooke's, spiral, stepped, angular, beveled, elliptical, hooked, idling, overhead, hypoid, nylon, plastic, first, low, second, intermediate, third, high, fourth, reverse, overdrive, multiplying, quick-return.
3. [Clothes or other personal belongings]
Syn. clothing, apparel, effects, things; see baggage , clothes , property 1 .
high gear*,
Syn. high speed, productivity, efficiency, activity; see action 1 , speed .
in gear*,
Syn. usable, efficient, productive, in working order; see working .
low gear*,
Syn. low speed, slowness, inactivity, inefficiency; see idleness 1 .
out of gear*,
Syn. inefficient, not working, inoperative; see broken 2 , useless 1 .
shift gears*,
Syn. alter one's approach, proceed along a different course, readjust; see change 1 .
v.
1. [To prepare]
Syn. organize, harness, ready, equip; see prepare 1 , provide 1 .
2. [To regulate]
Syn. adjust, match, blend; see adjust 1 , regulate 2 .
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.
1. equipment apparatus, rigging, accessories, tools, implements, paraphernalia, outfit, kit, trappings, accoutrement, *stuff, effects.
2. machine part cog, toothed wheel, sprocket, flywheel, cam.
3. clothing apparel, outfit, attire, costume, *togs, *duds.
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I noun Things needed for a task, journey, or other purpose: accouterment (often used in plural), apparatus, equipment, material (used in plural), materiel, outfit, paraphernalia, rig, tackle, thing (used in plural), turnout. See MEANS. II verb To supply what is needed for some activity or purpose: accouter, appoint, equip, fit1, fit out (or up), furnish, outfit, rig, turn out. See GIVE.

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  • Gear — (g[=e]r), 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. [1913 Webster] Array thyself …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • gear — [gir] n. [ME gere, prob. < ON gervi, preparation, ornament, akin to OE gearo, YARE] 1. a) Obs. the clothing and equipment of a soldier, knight, etc. b) clothing; apparel 2. movable property; esp., apparatus or equipment for some particular… …   English World dictionary

  • Gear — ist der Name folgender Personen: Hosea Gear (* 1984), neuseeländischer Rugby Union Spieler John Gear (1825 1900), US amerikanischer Politiker Rico Gear (* 1978), neuseeländischer Rugby Union Spieler Gear ist außerdem der Name des US… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • gear — ► NOUN 1) a toothed wheel that works with others to alter the relation between the speed of an engine and the speed of the driven parts (e.g. wheels). 2) a particular setting of engaged gears. 3) informal apparatus, equipment, or clothing. ► VERB …   English terms dictionary

  • gear — gear; gear·less; gear·man; re·gear; un·gear; …   English syllables

  • gear — [n1] equipment accessory, accouterment, adjunct, apparatus, appendage, appurtenance, baggage, belongings, contraption, effects, encumbrances, fittings, habiliment, harness, impedimenta, instrument, kit, kit and kaboodle*, luggage, machinery,… …   New thesaurus

  • gear — sb., et, gear, ene, i sms. gear , fx gearkasse; skifte gear …   Dansk ordbog

  • Gear — Gear, v. i. (Mach.) To be in, or come into, gear. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Gear — (g[=e]r) v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Geared} (g[=e]rd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Gearing}.] 1. To dress; to put gear on; to harness. [1913 Webster] 2. (Mach.) To provide with gearing. [1913 Webster] 3. To adapt toward some specific purpose; as, they geared… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • gear up — n. To prepare (for an event or activity); as, to gear up for the election campaign. [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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