Synonyms of gear


1. gear, gear wheel, geared wheel, cogwheel, wheel

usage: a toothed wheel that engages another toothed mechanism in order to change the speed or direction of transmitted motion

2. gearing, gear, geartrain, power train, train, wheelwork

usage: wheelwork consisting of a connected set of rotating gears by which force is transmitted or motion or torque is changed; "the fool got his tie caught in the geartrain"

3. gear, gear mechanism, mechanism

usage: a mechanism for transmitting motion for some specific purpose (as the steering gear of a vehicle)

4. gear, paraphernalia, appurtenance, equipment

usage: equipment consisting of miscellaneous articles needed for a particular operation or sport etc.


1. gear, pitch, adapt, accommodate

usage: set the level or character of; "She pitched her speech to the teenagers in the audience"

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