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Gear (g&ē;r), n. [OE. gere, ger, AS. gearwe clothing, adornment, armor, fr. gearo, gearu, ready, yare; akin to OHG. garaw&ī;, garw&ī; ornament, dress. See Yare, and cf. Garb dress.] 1. Clothing; garments; ornaments.
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Array thyself in thy most gorgeous gear. Spenser.
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2. Goods; property; household stuff. Chaucer.
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Homely gear and common ware. Robynson (More's Utopia).
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3. Whatever is prepared for use or wear; manufactured stuff or material.
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Clad in a vesture of unknown gear. Spenser.
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4. The harness of horses or cattle; trapping.
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5. Warlike accouterments. [Scot.] Jamieson.
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6. Manner; custom; behavior. [Obs.] Chaucer.
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7. Business matters; affairs; concern. [Obs.]
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Thus go they both together to their gear. Spenser.
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8. (Mech.) (a) A toothed wheel, or cogwheel; as, a spur gear, or a bevel gear; also, toothed wheels, collectively. (b) An apparatus for performing a special function; gearing; as, the feed gear of a lathe. (c) Engagement of parts with each other; as, in gear; out of gear.
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9. pl. (Naut.) See 1st Jeer (b).
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10. Anything worthless; stuff; nonsense; rubbish. [Obs. or Prov. Eng.] Wright.
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That servant of his that confessed and uttered this gear was an honest man. Latimer.
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Bever gear. See Bevel gear. -- Core gear, a mortise gear, or its skeleton. See Mortise wheel, under Mortise. -- Expansion gear (Steam Engine), the arrangement of parts for cutting off steam at a certain part of the stroke, so as to leave it to act upon the piston expansively; the cut-off. See under Expansion. -- Feed gear. See Feed motion, under Feed, n. -- Gear cutter, a machine or tool for forming the teeth of gear wheels by cutting. -- Gear wheel, any cogwheel. -- Running gear. See under Running. -- To throw in gear or To throw out of gear (Mach.), to connect or disconnect (wheelwork or couplings, etc.); to put in, or out of, working relation.
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Gear (g&ē;r) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Geared (g&ē;rd); p. pr. & vb. n. Gearing.] 1. To dress; to put gear on; to harness.
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2. (Mach.) To provide with gearing.
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3. To adapt toward some specific purpose; as, they geared their advertising for maximum effect among teenagers.
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Double geared, driven through twofold compound gearing, to increase the force or speed; -- said of a machine.
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Gear, v. i. (Mach.) To be in, or come into, gear.
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