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Noun gear has 3 senses
- gear, gear wheel, cogwheel - a toothed wheel that engages another toothed mechanism in order to change the speed or direction of transmitted motion
--1 is a kind of wheel
--1 has parts: cog, sprocket; tooth
--1 has particulars:
- gear, gear mechanism - a mechanism for transmitting motion by gears for some specific purpose (as the steering gear of a vehicle)
--2 is a kind of mechanism
--2 has particulars:
- gear, paraphernalia, appurtenances - equipment consisting of miscellaneous articles needed for a particular operation or sport etc.
--3 is a kind of equipment
--3 has particulars:
Verb gear has 1 sense
- gear, pitch - set the level or character of; "She pitched her speech to the teenagers in the audience"
--1 is one way to adapt, accommodate
Somebody ----s something to somebody