"gear" Definition

  1. n. Clothing; garments; ornaments.
  2. n. Goods; property; household stuff.
  3. n. Whatever is prepared for use or wear; manufactured stuff or material.
  4. n. The harness of horses or cattle; trapping.
  5. n. Warlike accouterments.
  6. n. Manner; custom; behavior.
  7. n. Business matters; affairs; concern.
  8. n. A toothed wheel, or cogwheel; as, a spur gear, or a bevel gear; also, toothed wheels, collectively.
  9. n. An apparatus for performing a special function; gearing; as, the feed gear of a lathe.
  10. n. Engagement of parts with each other; as, in gear; out of gear.
  11. n. See 1st Jeer (b).
  12. n. Anything worthless; stuff; nonsense; rubbish.
  13. v. t. To dress; to put gear on; to harness.
  14. v. t. To provide with gearing.
  15. v. i. To be in, or come into, gear.

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Position in dictionary: 41287 of 111710 words.
Word Type: n., n., n., n., n., n., n., n., n., n., n., n., v. t., v. t., v. i.,
Words that start with "gear": 3
Words that end with "gear": 6
Words that contain "gear": 9
Next words in dictionary: geared, gearing, geason, geat, gecarcinian
Previous words in dictionary: geanticlinal, gean, geal, ge-, gazon

English Dictionary Definition of gear

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