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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

To make our way, we must have firm resolve, persistence, tenacity. We must gear ourselves to work hard all the way. We can never let up.
Ralph Bunche

Well, if Fortune be a woman, she's a good wench for this gear.
William Shakespeare

I can mention many moments that were unforgettable and revelatory. But the most single revelatory three minutes was the first time I put on scuba gear and dived on a coral reef. It's just the unbelievable fact that you can move in three dimensions.
David Attenborough

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

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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