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English noun: gear

1. gear (artifact) a toothed wheel that engages another toothed mechanism in order to change the speed or direction of transmitted motion


Synonymscogwheel, gear wheel, geared wheel


Broader (hypernym)wheel


Narrower (hyponym)bevel gear, epicyclic gear, escape wheel, pinion, pinion and crown wheel, pinion and ring gear, planet gear, planet wheel, planetary gear, rack and pinion, spur gear, spur wheel, sun gear, worm gear, worm wheel


Part holonymcog, sprocket, tooth

2. gear (artifact) wheelwork consisting of a connected set of rotating gears by which force is transmitted or motion or torque is changed


SamplesThe fool got his tie caught in the geartrain.


Synonymsgearing, geartrain, power train, train


Broader (hypernym)wheelwork


Narrower (hyponym)epicyclic gear train, epicyclic train, reduction gear


Part meronymengine

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


Synonymsgear mechanism


Broader (hypernym)mechanism


Narrower (hyponym)first, first gear, gearset, high, high gear, low, low gear, park, reverse, reverse gear, second, second gear, steering gear, third, third gear, transmission, transmission system

4. gear (artifact) equipment consisting of miscellaneous articles needed for a particular operation or sport etc.


Synonymsappurtenance, paraphernalia


Broader (hypernym)equipment


Narrower (hyponym)fishing gear, fishing rig, fishing tackle, kit, outfit, regalia, rig, rig, rigging, saddlery, stable gear, tack, tackle, tackle


English verb: gear

1. gear (change) set the level or character of


SamplesShe pitched her speech to the teenagers in the audience.


Synonymspitch


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something to somebody


Broader (hypernym)accommodate, adapt


Narrower (hyponym)popularise, popularize









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