1. [ verb ] set the level or character of
Synonyms: pitch

"She pitched her speech to the teenagers in the audience"

Related terms: adapt popularise
2. [ noun ] a toothed wheel that engages another toothed mechanism in order to change the speed or direction of transmitted motion
Synonyms: cogwheel gear_wheel
Related terms: wheel worm_wheel bevel_gear planetary_gear rack_and_pinion spur_gear sun_gear pinion escape_wheel worm_gear tooth cog
3. [ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 26561
4. [ noun ] a mechanism for transmitting motion by gears for some specific purpose (as the steering gear of a vehicle)
Synonyms: gear_mechanism
Related terms: mechanism reverse gearset steering_gear transmission park second_gear third_gear high_gear low
5. [ noun ] equipment consisting of miscellaneous articles needed for a particular operation or sport etc.
Synonyms: paraphernalia appurtenances
Related terms: equipment rig fishing_gear kit rigging stable_gear regalia
Similar spelling:   Geary