Definition of GEAR

  1. (noun)a toothed wheel that engages another toothed mechanism in order to change the speed or direction of transmitted motion
  2. (noun)wheelwork consisting of a connected set of rotating gears by which force is transmitted or motion or torque is changed
  3. (noun)a mechanism for transmitting motion for some specific purpose (as the steering gear of a vehicle)
  4. (noun)equipment consisting of miscellaneous articles needed for a particular operation or sport etc.
  5. (verb)set the level or character of