gear gear  /ˈɡɪr/


  1. (n) a toothed wheel that engages another toothed mechanism in order to change the speed or direction of transmitted motion
  2. (n) wheelwork consisting of a connected set of rotating gears by which force is transmitted or motion or torque is changed
  3. (n) a mechanism for transmitting motion for some specific purpose (as the steering gear of a vehicle)
  4. (n) equipment consisting of miscellaneous articles needed for a particular operation or sport etc.
  5. (v) set the level or character of


  1. The duffle bag contained scuba diving gear.
  2. The car audio section helps shoppers find the best gear for their own make and model.
  3. Hurricane season is a time to board up the house, gather emergency supplies and gear up to watch reporters do ill-advised live shots.


  1. Research and Markets: Gear Manufacturing Market Report in India 2012-2016: Ashoka Machine Tools, Bharat Gear and Eaton ...

    Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Gear Manufacturing Market in India 2012-2016" report to their offer
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance

  2. Big Game Gear Is Proud To Announce Partnership With Hunt Of A Lifetime Into Give Back Program

    Big Game Gear, outdoor gear company, provides an opportunity to give back and grant hunting and fishing dreams to children 21 years and under who have been diagnosed with life threatening illnesses. (PRWeb June 12, 2013) Read the full story at
    on June 12, 2013     Source: PRWeb

  3. Gear alert: Getting the kids starting in fishing

    Need rods, reels or tackle boxes to introduce kids to fishing? Saturday from 10 a.m.- 6 p.m., Fishing for Life will give away free gear to individuals or groups serving kids through fishing. Location is the Anoka County Fairgrounds during the group’s annual Fish Fair. Admission is free.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune

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  1. "One of the guys pointed a hand gun at my head, and then they took all my gear - cameras, lenses, laptop," said Simoes, who works for the Portuguese daily O Jogo.
    on Jun 9, 2010 By: António Simões Source: The Canadian Press

  2. "Because of the steps we have taken, this plant is about to shift into higher gear. One hundred and fifty of your coworkers came back to work yesterday," Obama said to applause.
    on Sep 15, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: The Hill

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