HyperDic: gear

English > 5 senses of the word gear:
NOUNartifactgear, gear wheel, geared wheel, cogwheela toothed wheel that engages another toothed mechanism in order to change the speed or direction of transmitted motion
artifactgear, gearing, geartrain, power train, trainwheelwork consisting of a connected set of rotating gears by which force is transmitted or motion or torque is changed
artifactgear, gear mechanisma mechanism for transmitting motion for some specific purpose (as the steering gear of a vehicle)
artifactgear, paraphernalia, appurtenanceequipment consisting of miscellaneous articles needed for a particular operation or sport etc.
VERBchangegear, pitchset the level or character of
gear > pronunciation
Soundsgih'r
Rhymesacyclovir ... zaire / Zaire: 93 rhymes with ihr...
English > gear: 5 senses > noun 1, artifact
MeaningA toothed wheel that engages another toothed mechanism in order to change the speed or direction of transmitted motion.
Synonymsgear wheel, geared wheel, cogwheel
Partscog, sprockettooth on the rim of gear wheel
toothOne of a number of uniform projections on a gear
Narrowerbevel gear, pinion and crown wheel, pinion and ring geargears that mesh at an angle
escape wheelgear that engages a rocking lever
pinionA gear with a small number of teeth designed to mesh / mesh with a larger / larger wheel or rack
planetary gear, epicyclic gear, planet wheel, planet gearAn outer gear that revolves about a central sun gear of an epicyclic train
rack and pinionA wheel gear (the pinion) meshes / meshes with a toothed rack
spur gear, spur wheelgear wheels that mesh / mesh in the same plane
sun gearThe central gear in an epicyclic train
worm geargear consisting of a shaft with screw thread (the worm) that meshes with a toothed wheel (the worm wheel)
worm wheelgear with the thread of a worm
BroaderwheelA 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)
Spanishengranaje, rueda dentada
Catalanroda dentada
English > gear: 5 senses > noun 2, artifact
Meaningwheelwork consisting of a connected set of rotating gears by which force is transmitted or motion or torque is changed.
Example"the fool got his tie caught in the geartrain"
Synonymsgearing, geartrain, power train, train
Part ofenginemotor that converts thermal energy to mechanical work
Narrowerepicyclic train, epicyclic gear trainA system of epicyclic gears in which at least one wheel axis itself revolves about another fixed axis
reduction geargearing that reduces an input speed to a slower output speed
Broaderwheelworkmechanical device including an arrangement of wheel in a machine (especially a train of gears)
Spanishcambio, engranaje, marcha, tren
Catalandentatge, engranatge, tren
English > gear: 5 senses > noun 3, artifact
MeaningA mechanism for transmitting motion for some specific purpose (as the steering gear of a vehicle).
Synonymgear mechanism
Narrowerfirst gear, first, low gear, lowThe lowest forward gear ratio in the gear box of a motor vehicle
gearsetA set of gears
high gear, highA forward gear with a gear ratio that gives the greatest vehicle velocity for a given engine speed
parkA gear position that acts as a parking brake
reverse, reverse gearThe gears by which the motion of a machine can be reversed
second gear, secondThe gear that has the second lowest forward gear ratio in the gear box of a motor vehicle
steering gearA gear that couples the steering wheel to the steering linkage of a motor vehicle
third gear, thirdThe third from the lowest forward ratio gear in the gear box of a motor vehicle
transmission, transmission systemThe gears that transmit power from an automobile engine via the driveshaft to the live axle
Broadermechanismdevice consisting of a piece of machinery
Spanishmarcha
Catalanmarxa
English > gear: 5 senses > noun 4, artifact
Meaningequipment consisting of miscellaneous articles needed for a particular operation or sport etc..
Synonymsparaphernalia, appurtenance
Narrowerfishing gear, tackle, fishing tackle, fishing rig, riggear used in fishing
kit, outfitgear consisting of a set of articles or tools for a specified purpose
regaliaparaphernalia indicative of royalty (or other high office)
riggear (including necessary machinery) for a particular enterprise
rigging, tacklegear consisting of ropes etc. supporting a ship's masts and sails
stable gear, saddlery, tackgear for a horse
BroaderequipmentAn instrumentality needed for an undertaking or to perform a service
Spanishaccesorios, chisme, equipo, parafernalia
Catalanaccessoris, ormeig, parafernàlia
English > gear: 5 senses > verb 1, change
MeaningSet the level or character of.
PatternSomebody ----s something to somebody
Synonympitch
Narrowerpopularize, popularisemake understandable to the general public
Broaderadapt, accommodatemake fit for, or change to suit a new purpose

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