Definitions for geargɪər
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a part, as a disk, wheel, or section of a shaft, having cut teeth of such form, size, and spacing that they mesh with teeth in another part to transmit or receive force and motion. an assembly of such parts.
implements, tools, or apparatus, esp. as used for a particular occupation or activity; paraphernalia:
a harness, esp. of horses.
the riggings of a ship or a particular sail or spar.
portable items of personal property, including clothing.
wearing apparel; clothing.
Category: Common Vocabulary
armor or arms.
(v.t.)to provide with or connect by gearing.
to put in or into gear.
Category: Common Vocabulary
to provide with gear; supply; equip.
to prepare, adjust, or adapt to a particular situation, person, etc.:
geared their output to seasonal demands.
(v.i.)to fit exactly, as one part of gearing into another.
gear up, to make or get ready for a future event or situation.
Category: Verb Phrase
(adj.)Slang. great; wonderful.
Category: Common Vocabulary
Idioms for gear:
in or into high gear,in or into a state of maximum speed and efficiency.
Origin of gear:
1150–1200; ME gere < ON gervi, gørvi; akin to OE gearwe equipment
gear, gear wheel, geared wheel, cogwheel(noun)
a toothed wheel that engages another toothed mechanism in order to change the speed or direction of transmitted motion
gearing, gear, geartrain, power train, train(noun)
wheelwork consisting of a connected set of rotating gears by which force is transmitted or motion or torque is changed
"the fool got his tie caught in the geartrain"
gear, gear mechanism(noun)
a mechanism for transmitting motion for some specific purpose (as the steering gear of a vehicle)
gear, paraphernalia, appurtenance(verb)
equipment consisting of miscellaneous articles needed for a particular operation or sport etc.
set the level or character of
"She pitched her speech to the teenagers in the audience"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
a part of a vehicle that controls the speed of the wheels
How many gears does this bicycle have?; first/second/third etc. gear; to change gear
clothes or equipment for an activity
made suitable for
a show that's geared toward children rather than adults
equipment or paraphernalia, especially that used for an athletic endeavor.
a wheel with grooves (teeth) engraved on the outer circumference, such that two such devices can interlock and convey motion from one to the other.
a particular combination or choice of interlocking gears, such that a particular gear ratio is achieved.
A configuration of the transmission of an motor car so as to achieve a particular ratio of engine to axle torque
To fit with gears in order to achieve a desired gear ratio.
(mostly British (Scouse)) great or fantastic
Origin: From gervi.
clothing; garments; ornaments
goods; property; household stuff
whatever is prepared for use or wear; manufactured stuff or material
the harness of horses or cattle; trapping
manner; custom; behavior
business matters; affairs; concern
a toothed wheel, or cogwheel; as, a spur gear, or a bevel gear; also, toothed wheels, collectively
an apparatus for performing a special function; gearing; as, the feed gear of a lathe
engagement of parts with each other; as, in gear; out of gear
see 1st Jeer (b)
anything worthless; stuff; nonsense; rubbish
to dress; to put gear on; to harness
to provide with gearing
to be in, or come into, gear
A gear or cogwheel is a rotating machine part having cut teeth, or cogs, which mesh with another toothed part in order to transmit torque. Two or more gears working in tandem are called a transmission and can produce a mechanical advantage through a gear ratio and thus may be considered a simple machine. Geared devices can change the speed, torque, and direction of a power source. The most common situation is for a gear to mesh with another gear; however, a gear can also mesh with a non-rotating toothed part, called a rack, thereby producing translation instead of rotation. The gears in a transmission are analogous to the wheels in a pulley. An advantage of gears is that the teeth of a gear prevent slipping. When two gears of unequal number of teeth are combined, a mechanical advantage is produced, with both the rotational speeds and the torques of the two gears differing in a simple relationship. In transmissions which offer multiple gear ratios, such as bicycles and cars, the term gear, as in first gear, refers to a gear ratio rather than an actual physical gear. The term is used to describe similar devices even when the gear ratio is continuous rather than discrete, or when the device does not actually contain any gears, as in a continuously variable transmission.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms
A general term for a collection of spars, ropes, blocks, and equipment used for lifting and stowing cargo and ships stores.
Translations for gear
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
(usually in plural) a set of toothed wheels which act together to carry motion
a car with automatic gears.
- marchaPortuguese (BR)
- řazení rychlostíCzech
- das GetriebeGerman
- gearsystem; gearDanish
- γρανάζι (πληθ.)Greek
- یک سری چرخ دنده که با یکدیگر حرکت ایجاد می کنندFarsi
- גַלגַל שִׁינַיִיםHebrew
- fogaskerék; seb(esség)váltóHungarian
- ingranaggio, cambioItalian
- یک سری چرخ دنده که با یکدیگر حرکت ایجاد می کنندPersian
- ګير، هغه اّله چې په ماشين كې ټاكلى كارونه اجراكولPashto
- зубчатая передача;приводRussian
- radenie rýchlostiSlovak
- kugghjul, drev, växelSwedish
- 齒輪傳動裝置Chinese (Trad.)
- گراریاں جس کے ذریعہ انجن کی حرکت پہیوں کی طرف منتقل کیا جاتا ہےUrdu
- bánh răngVietnamese
- （齿轮）传动装置Chinese (Simp.)
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