Gear is defined as clothing or equipment needed for something specific.(noun)
An example of gear is a mask for hockey.
Gear means to make ready or prepare.(verb)
An example of gear is to prepare the home for a hurricane.
The definition of a gear is a simple machine with teeth that increases the force needed to push or pull something.
An example of a gear is a bike chain.
See gear in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME gere, prob. < ON gervi, preparation, ornament, akin to OE gearo, yare
See gear in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English gere, equipment
Origin: , from Old Norse gervi
Origin: ; akin to gera, to do, make, make ready.
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