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Definition of Gear


  1. Clothing; garments; ornaments.
  2. Goods; property; household stuff.
  3. Whatever is prepared for use or wear; manufactured stuff or material.
  4. The harness of horses or cattle; trapping.
  5. Warlike accouterments.
  6. Manner; custom; behavior.
  7. Business matters; affairs; concern.
  8. A toothed wheel, or cogwheel; as, a spur gear, or a bevel gear; also, toothed wheels, collectively.
  9. An apparatus for performing a special function; gearing; as, the feed gear of a lathe.
  10. Engagement of parts with each other; as, in gear; out of gear.
  11. See 1st Jeer (b).
  12. Anything worthless; stuff; nonsense; rubbish.
  13. To dress; to put gear on; to harness.
  14. To provide with gearing.
  15. To be in, or come into, gear.

Gear Quotations

Darn the wheel of the world! Why must it continually turn over? Where is the reverse gear?
Jack London

Whiskey's to tough, Champagne costs too much, Vodka puts my mouth in gear. I hope this refrain, Will help me explain, As a matter of fact, I like beer.
Tom T. Hall

It usually helps me write by reading - somehow the reading gear in your head turns the writing gear.
Steven Wright

I can only go one way. I've not got a reverse gear.
Tony Blair

I am so excited this year getting to play the 85th Anniversary Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Everyone knows on Thanksgiving morning to get up, turn on the TV and watch the parade, so to be an actual participant is going to be fun and I'm looking forward to it. I am gonna have to put on my deer hunting gear, though, to stay warm!
Rodney Atkins
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Gear Translations

gear in Danish is gear
gear in Dutch is kamrad, tandrad, tandwiel, kamwiel
gear in German is Zahnrad, Getriebe, Getriebe, Zahnrad
gear in Italian is andamento
gear in Latin is supellex supellectilis, apparatus
gear in Norwegian is redskap, utstyr, gir
gear in Portuguese is engrenagem
gear in Spanish is marcha, funcionamiento
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