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English

Pronunciation

Etymology

From Old Norse gervi.

Noun

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Singular
gear

Plural
s

gear (s)
  1. (uncountable) equipment or paraphernalia, especially that used for an athletic endeavor.
  2. (countable) a wheel with grooves (teeth) engraved on the outer circumference, such that two such devices can interlock and convey motion from one to the other.
  3. (countable) a particular combination or choice of interlocking gears, such that a particular gear ratio is achieved.
  4. (countable) A configuration of the transmission of an motor car so as to achieve a particular ratio of engine to axle torque

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Verb

to gear

  1. To fit with gears in order to achieve a desired gear ratio.

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Interjection

gear

  1. (mostly British (Scouse?)) great or fantastic

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Old English

Etymology

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Common Germanic *jaeram, from Indo-European *yōr-. Cognate with Old Frisian jēr, Old Saxon jār (Dutch jaar), Old High German jār (German Jahr), Old Norse ár (Danish år), Gothic 𐌾𐌴𐍂. The IE root is also the source of Greek ὡρα ‘season’, Russian яра, Czech jaro, Lithuanian jore ‘springtime’.

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /jæ:ar/

Noun

ġēar n (plural ġēar)

  1. year
    Ðis wæs feorþes geares his rices: this was in the fourth year of his reign. (Anglo-Saxon Chronicle)
  2. the runic character (/j/)

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Portuguese

Etymology

Latin gelare

Pronunciation

  • IPA: ʒɨˈaɾ

Verb

gear

  1. freeze

West Frisian

Adverb

gear

  1. together

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