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Meaning & Definition of Gear in English

English

Gear

/gɪr/

noun

1. A toothed wheel that engages another toothed mechanism in order to change the speed or direction of transmitted motion

    synonym:
  • gear
  • ,
  • gear wheel
  • ,
  • geared wheel
  • ,
  • cogwheel

2. 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"
    synonym:
  • gearing
  • ,
  • gear
  • ,
  • geartrain
  • ,
  • power train
  • ,
  • train

3. A mechanism for transmitting motion for some specific purpose (as the steering gear of a vehicle)

    synonym:
  • gear
  • ,
  • gear mechanism

4. Equipment consisting of miscellaneous articles needed for a particular operation or sport etc.

    synonym:
  • gear
  • ,
  • paraphernalia
  • ,
  • appurtenance

verb

1. Set the level or character of

  • "She pitched her speech to the teenagers in the audience"
    synonym:
  • gear
  • ,
  • pitch