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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

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

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

I feel like in L.A., you wake up, you put your diamond studs on, put your workout gear, your cute shades, and it is kind of the outfit you stay in the entire day.
Adrienne Bailon

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

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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