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gear


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Gear  \Gear\,  n.  [OE.  gere,  ger,  AS  gearwe  clothing,  adornment, 
  armor,  fr  gearo,  gearu,  ready,  yare;  akin  to  OHG.  garaw[=i], 
  garw[=i]  ornament,  dress.  See  {Yare},  and  cf  {Garb}  dress.] 
  1.  Clothing;  garments;  ornaments. 
 
  Array  thyself  in  thy  most  gorgeous  gear.  --Spenser. 
 
  2.  Goods;  property;  household  stuff.  --Chaucer. 
 
  Homely  gear  and  common  ware.  --Robynson 
  (More's 
  Utopia). 
 
  3.  Whatever  is  prepared  for  use  or  wear;  manufactured  stuff 
  or  material. 
 
  Clad  in  a  vesture  of  unknown  gear.  --Spenser. 
 
  4.  The  harness  of  horses  or  cattle;  trapping. 
 
  5.  Warlike  accouterments.  [Scot.]  --Jamieson. 
 
  6.  Manner;  custom;  behavior.  [Obs.]  --Chaucer. 
 
  7.  Business  matters;  affairs;  concern.  [Obs.] 
 
  Thus  go  they  both  together  to  their  gear.  --Spenser. 
 
  8.  (Mech.) 
  a  A  toothed  wheel,  or  cogwheel;  as  a  spur  gear,  or  a 
  bevel  gear;  also  toothed  wheels,  collectively. 
  b  An  apparatus  for  performing  a  special  function; 
  gearing;  as  the  feed  gear  of  a  lathe. 
  c  Engagement  of  parts  with  each  other  as  in  gear;  out 
  of  gear. 
 
  9.  pl  (Naut.)  See  1st  {Jeer} 
  b  . 
 
  10.  Anything  worthless;  stuff;  nonsense;  rubbish.  [Obs.  or 
  Prov.  Eng.]  --Wright. 
 
  That  servant  of  his  that  confessed  and  uttered  this 
  gear  was  an  honest  man.  --Latimer. 
 
  {Bever  gear}.  See  {Bevel  gear}. 
 
  {Core  gear},  a  mortise  gear,  or  its  skeleton.  See  {Mortise 
  wheel},  under  {Mortise}. 
 
  {Expansion  gear}  (Steam  Engine),  the  arrangement  of  parts  for 
  cutting  off  steam  at  a  certain  part  of  the  stroke,  so  as 
  to  leave  it  to  act  upon  the  piston  expansively;  the 
  cut-off.  See  under  {Expansion}. 
 
  {Feed  gear}.  See  {Feed  motion},  under  {Feed},  n. 
 
  {Gear  cutter},  a  machine  or  tool  for  forming  the  teeth  of 
  gear  wheels  by  cutting. 
 
  {Gear  wheel},  any  cogwheel. 
 
  {Running  gear}.  See  under  {Running}. 
 
  {To  throw}  {in,  or  out  of},  {gear}  (Mach.),  to  connect  or 
  disconnect  (wheelwork  or  couplings,  etc.);  to  put  in  or 
  out  of  working  relation. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Gear  \Gear\v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Geared};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Gearing}.] 
  1.  To  dress;  to  put  gear  on  to  harness. 
 
  2.  (Mach.)  To  provide  with  gearing. 
 
  {Double  geared},  driven  through  twofold  compound  gearing,  to 
  increase  the  force  or  speed;  --  said  of  a  machine. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Gear  \Gear\,  v.  i.  (Mach.) 
  To  be  in  or  come  into  gear. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  gear 
  n  1:  a  toothed  wheel  that  engages  another  toothed  mechanism  in 
  order  to  change  the  speed  or  direction  of  transmitted 
  motion  [syn:  {gear  wheel},  {cogwheel}] 
  2:  a  mechanism  for  transmitting  motion  by  gears  for  some 
  specific  purpose  (as  the  steering  gear  of  a  vehicle)  [syn: 
  {gear  mechanism}] 
  3:  miscellaneous  articles  needed  for  a  particular  operation  or 
  sport  etc  [syn:  {paraphernalia},  {appurtenances}] 
  v  :  set  the  level  or  character  of  "She  pitched  her  speech  to 
  the  teenagers  in  the  audience"  [syn:  {pitch}] 




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