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Synonyms for gear

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  1. gearnoun

    cogwheel, cog, gearwheel

  2. gearnoun

    (mostly British (Scouse)) great or fantastic

    gearwheel, cog, cogwheel

  3. gearnoun

    a wheel with grooves (teeth) engraved on the outer circumference, such that two such devices can interlock and convey motion from one to the other.

    gearwheel, cogwheel, cog

  4. gearnoun

    a particular combination or choice of interlocking gears, such that a particular gear ratio is achieved.

    gearwheel, cogwheel, cog

  5. gearnoun

    A configuration of the transmission of an motor car so as to achieve a particular ratio of engine to axle torque

    cogwheel, cog, gearwheel

  6. gearnoun


    cog, gearwheel, cogwheel

Princeton's WordNet

  1. gear, gear wheel, geared wheel, cogwheelnoun

    a toothed wheel that engages another toothed mechanism in order to change the speed or direction of transmitted motion

    geartrain, gear wheel, geared wheel, train, gearing, gear mechanism, appurtenance, power train, cogwheel, paraphernalia

  2. gearing, gear, geartrain, power train, trainnoun

    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"

    geartrain, gear wheel, string, geared wheel, railroad train, train, gearing, gear mechanism, wagon train, appurtenance, power train, cogwheel, caravan, paraphernalia

  3. gear, gear mechanismnoun

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

    geartrain, gear wheel, geared wheel, train, gearing, gear mechanism, appurtenance, power train, cogwheel, paraphernalia

  4. gear, paraphernalia, appurtenanceverb

    equipment consisting of miscellaneous articles needed for a particular operation or sport etc.

    add-on, geartrain, gear wheel, geared wheel, accessory, train, gearing, gear mechanism, appurtenance, power train, cogwheel, supplement, paraphernalia

  5. gear, pitchverb

    set the level or character of

    "She pitched her speech to the teenagers in the audience"

    set up, vend, toss, huckster, lurch, slope, peddle, pitch, hawk, shift, tilt, flip, cant over, monger, deliver, incline, cant, sky, slant

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. gearnoun

    APPAREL, dress, furniture, accoutrements, ornaments, TOGGERY

  2. gearnoun

    harness, caparison, rigging, trappings, equipments

  3. gearnoun

    gearing, toothed wheels, series of cog-wheels

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. gearnoun

    rigging, tackle, gearing, mechanism, draught-gear, accouterments, trappings

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "gear":

    sprocket, pinion, lever, equipment, braking, gears, speed, devices, speeds

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How to use gear in a sentence?

  1. C. D. Jackson:

    Great ideas need landing gear as well as wings.

  2. Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius:

    Things accelerated during this visit. These are extremely important projects. Our partnership is moving up a gear.

  3. Gene Kimmelman:

    Practically speaking, it's very common, when you get to a point of thinking seriously that you could go forward with a case, that you have to wonder how you're going to land the airplane, you have to make sure you've got the landing gear that will work, otherwise you're going to crash and burn.

  4. Jonathan Barratt:

    Situation of a developing shortage might arise if the Sino-U.S. trade war goes away, the Chinese economy kicks into gear, Brexit is solved and the United States make good threats on Iran.

  5. Hugh Bowman:

    I know I probably looked in trouble at the 700m... but I knew she would she would find another gear and she did it with relative ease in the end, as I expected she would, i had the horse to get me out of trouble, as she has done time and time again.

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Translations for gear

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  • převod, vybavení, ozubené kolo, soukolíCzech
  • udstyrDanish
  • Zahnrad, Gangschaltung, Gang, AusrüstungGerman
  • εξοπλισμός, ταχύτητα, οδοντωτός τροχός, σχέση, σύνεργαGreek
  • dentradoEsperanto
  • cambio, velocidad, engranaje, marcha, equipoSpanish
  • vaihteisto, ratas, varusteet, vaihde, hammasratasFinnish
  • vitesse, engrenage, passer ses vitessesFrench
  • acmhainnIrish
  • gèar, cuibhle-ghèar, uidheamScottish Gaelic
  • felszerelésHungarian
  • gigiIndonesian
  • tannhjól, gírIcelandic
  • cambio, ingranaggio, parafernalia, equipaggiamento, attrezzo, marcia, ingranareItalian
  • גלגל שינייםHebrew
  • ギア, 歯車Japanese
  • calcesLatin
  • zobratsLatvian
  • брзина, опрема, запченик, преносMacedonian
  • gir, utstyr, tannhjulNorwegian
  • overbrenging, versnelling, tandwiel, schakelen, in een versnelling komenDutch
  • tannhjul, gir, utstyrNorwegian Nynorsk
  • biegPolish
  • marcha, equipamento, engrenagem, câmbio, velocidade, engrenarPortuguese
  • roată dințată, schimbător de viteză, cutie de vitezeRomanian
  • передача, скорость, шестерёнка, зубчатое колесо, трансмиссия, шестерня, приводRussian
  • зупчаник, stepen prenosa, brzina, опрема, брзина, степен преноса, zupčanik, opremaSerbo-Croatian
  • ozubené koleso, prevodSlovak
  • opremaSlovene
  • kugghjul, utrustning, växelSwedish
  • vitesTurkish
  • Hộp sốVietnamese
  • 齿轮Chinese

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