Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun gear

4 senses of gear

Sense 1
gear, gear wheel, geared wheel, cogwheel -- (a toothed wheel that engages another toothed mechanism in order to change the speed or direction of transmitted motion)
       => wheel -- (a simple machine consisting of a circular frame with spokes (or a solid disc) that can rotate on a shaft or axle (as in vehicles or other machines))

Sense 2
gearing, gear, geartrain, power train, train -- (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")
       => wheelwork -- (mechanical device including an arrangement of wheel in a machine (especially a train of gears))

Sense 3
gear, gear mechanism -- (a mechanism for transmitting motion for some specific purpose (as the steering gear of a vehicle))
       => mechanism -- (device consisting of a piece of machinery; has moving parts that perform some function)

Sense 4
gear, paraphernalia, appurtenance -- (equipment consisting of miscellaneous articles needed for a particular operation or sport etc.)
       => equipment -- (an instrumentality needed for an undertaking or to perform a service)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb gear

1 sense of gear

Sense 1
gear, pitch -- (set the level or character of; "She pitched her speech to the teenagers in the audience")
       => adapt, accommodate -- (make fit for, or change to suit a new purpose; "Adapt our native cuisine to the available food resources of the new country")

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