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Synonyms for gear

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. gear, gear wheel, geared wheel, cogwheel(noun)

    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, train(noun)

    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 mechanism(noun)

    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, appurtenance(verb)

    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, pitch(verb)

    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


  1. gear(noun)

    cogwheel, cog, gearwheel

  2. gear(noun)

    (mostly British (Scouse)) great or fantastic

    gearwheel, cog, cogwheel

  3. gear(noun)

    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. gear(noun)

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

    gearwheel, cogwheel, cog

  5. gear(noun)

    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. gear(noun)


    cog, gearwheel, cogwheel

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. gear(n.)

    APPAREL, dress, furniture, accoutrements, ornaments, TOGGERY

  2. gear(n.)

    harness, caparison, rigging, trappings, equipments

  3. gear(n.)

    gearing, toothed wheels, series of cog-wheels

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. gear(n)

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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

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

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How to use gear in a sentence?

  1. Ivan Frolov:

    We keep doing what we are good at. We are not doing anything extraordinary. Our production is under the quarantine regime, security measures are at the highest level, the real heroes in these circumstances are our doctors, who without real protection have to gear up for an epidemic on a serious scale.

  2. Peter Greste:

    He was just as surprised as anybody that he was asked to pack his small amount of gear and be ready to leave.

  3. Former Vice President Dick Cheney:

    We used to have, when we were there -- it wasn't quite as up-to-date as it is today in terms of technology, but we had a basket outside the door to the Situation Room where any electronic gear had to go in that basket: a cell phone, a pager or whatever it might be, you didn't take it into the room, because it could conceivably be reversed engineered, or in some fashion, threaten security.

  4. Federal Aviation Administration:

    Preliminary indication is that tires blew out on the left main landing gear as the aircraft was landing.

  5. Evan Marro:

    We're trained that we don't have the gear to go inside, but if you can, pull somebody out of a window or break a window to see if somebody is in there and let a firefighter know, you don't want to become a victim yourself, because you're no help to anybody at that point.

Translations for gear

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • 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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