Synonyms for gear

Grammar : Noun, verb
Spell : geer
Phonetic Transcription : gɪər

Top 10 synonyms for gear Other synonyms for the word gear

Définition of gear

Origin :
  • c.1200, "fighting equipment," probably from Old Norse gervi "apparel," related to gerr "ready," and gerva "make ready," from Proto-Germanic *garwin- (cf. Old English gearwe "clothing, equipment, ornament;" Old High German garawi "clothing, dress," garawen "to make ready;" German gerben "to tan"). Meaning "toothed wheel in machinery" first attested 1520s. Slang for "male sex organs" from 1670s. British adjective slang sense of "stylish, excellent" first recorded 1951, from earlier that's the gear, expression of approval, 1925.
  • noun equipment
  • noun toothed part of wheel
  • noun clothing
  • verb prepare, equip
Example sentences :
  • Their own thinking was so muddled, their views of life so out of gear.
  • Extract from : « The Harbor » by Ernest Poole
  • "Wait until I throw in the other gear," he added to his cronies in a low voice.
  • Extract from : « Tom Swift and his Electric Runabout » by Victor Appleton
  • But as the gear was out, turning on the electric current had a different effect.
  • Extract from : « Tom Swift and his Electric Runabout » by Victor Appleton
  • A small pinion or gear is mounted upon the armature-shaft of the motor.
  • Extract from : « Boys' Book of Model Boats » by Raymond Francis Yates
  • Then, throwing the gear into forward, Ken gave her full speed.
  • Extract from : « Under Arctic Ice » by H.G. Winter
  • Quietly he slid his motor into gear, and slowly the torpoon rose.
  • Extract from : « Under Arctic Ice » by H.G. Winter
  • The clank of the iron chain in the gear told that the cage in the shaft was working.
  • Extract from : « A Son of Hagar » by Sir Hall Caine
  • We certainly have hundreds of horses now captured in this camp, with their bridles and all their gear.
  • Extract from : « Cyropaedia » by Xenophon
  • I will now explain how each part of the gear is to be used in hunting.
  • Extract from : « The Sportsman » by Xenophon
  • Bonnie gear for a king that should be thinking of spears and jacks, lances and honours.
  • Extract from : « Two Penniless Princesses » by Charlotte M. Yonge

Antonyms for gear

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