Meaning of GEAR in English


Function: transitive verb

Date: 1851

1 a : to provide (as machinery) with gearing b : to connect by gearing

2 a : to make ready for effective operation b : to adjust so as to match, blend with, or satisfy something < gear ing wages to productivity>

intransitive verb

1 a British of machinery : to be in gear : MESH b : SHIFT 1C < gear down>

2 : to become adjusted so as to match, blend, or harmonize

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.