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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

The problem is that at a lot of big companies, process becomes a substitute for thinking. You're encouraged to behave like a little gear in a complex machine. Frankly, it allows you to keep people who aren't that smart, who aren't that creative.
Elon Musk

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 have one speed, I have one gear: go!
Charlie Sheen

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

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
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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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