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gear

 
Noun gear has 3 senses
  1. 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:
     bevel gear, pinion and crown wheel, pinion and ring gear; escape wheel; pinion; planetary gear, epicyclic gear, planet wheel, planet gear; rack and pinion; spur gear, spur wheel; sun gear; worm gear; worm wheel
  2. 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:
     first gear, first, low gear, low; gearset; high gear, high; park; reverse; second gear, second; steering gear; third gear, third; transmission, transmission system
  3. 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:
     fishing gear, tackle, fishing tackle, fishing rig, rig; kit, outfit; regalia; rig; rigging, tackle; stable gear, saddlery, tack
Verb gear has 1 sense
  1. 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
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something to somebody
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