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gear

 (gîr)
n.
1.
a. A toothed machine part, such as a wheel or cylinder, that meshes with another toothed part to transmit motion or to change speed or direction.
b. A complete assembly that performs a specific function in a larger machine.
c. A transmission configuration for a specific ratio of engine to axle torque in a motor vehicle.
2. Equipment, such as tools or clothing, used for a particular activity: fishing gear. See Synonyms at equipment.
3.
a. Clothing and accessories: the latest gear for teenagers.
b. Personal belongings, including clothing: keeps her gear in a trunk.
4. The harness for a horse.
5. Nautical
a. A ship's rigging.
b. A sailor's personal effects.
v. geared, gear·ing, gears
v.tr.
1.
a. To equip with gears.
b. To connect by gears.
c. To put into gear.
2. To adjust or adapt so as to make suitable: geared the speech to a conservative audience.
3. To provide with gear; equip.
v.intr.
1. To come into or be in gear.
2. To shift a transmission: geared down to take the curve.
3. To become adjusted so as to fit or blend.
Phrasal Verb:
gear up
To get ready or cause to get ready for a coming action or event: a group of investors who had geared up for the takeover fight; geared themselves up for an argument.

[Middle English gere, equipment, from Old Norse gervi; akin to gera, to do, make, make ready.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.geared - equipped with or connected by gears or having gears engaged
ungeared - having gears not engaged or disconnected; "the machine's ungeared pinion"
References in classic literature ?
Well, anyhow, Mas'r wants Bill and Jerry geared right up; and you and I 's to go with Mas'r Haley, to look arter her.
In most foreign countries telephone service is being steadily geared up to a faster pace.
And I knew then that the First Born had stolen it from the ships of Helium, for only they are thus geared.
The ground fliers of Marentina contain just sufficient buoyancy in their automobile-like wheels to give the cars traction for steering purposes; and though the hind wheels are geared to the engine, and aid in driving the machine, the bulk of this work is carried by a small propeller at the stern.
Even a road-racer, geared to a hundred and twenty, failed to satisfy him, and for a time he pined in vain at twenty miles an hour along roads that were continually more dusty and more crowded with mechanical traffic.
The instrument itself is below deck, geared both to the steering apparatus and the control levers.
62 million, 60-unit project in Vaughan sponsored by the municipal non-profit organization of the Regional Municipality of York, for lower income senior citizens; approximately 40 per cent of the tenants will pay rent geared to income.
In this area, the barrel is designed as an internally geared wheel of a planetary gear unit.