Webster 1913 Edition
Clothing; garments; ornaments.
Array thyself in thy most gorgeous
Goods; property; household stuff.
gearand common ware.
Robynson (More’s Utopia).
Whatever is prepared for use or wear; manufactured stuff or material.
Clad in a vesture of unknown
The harness of horses or cattle; trapping.
Manner; custom; behavior.
Business matters; affairs; concern.
Thus go they both together to their
A toothed wheel, or cogwheel;
as, a spur; also, toothed wheels, collectively.
gear, or a bevel
An apparatus for performing a special function; gearing;
as, the feed.
gearof a lathe
Engagement of parts with each other;
gear; out of
Anything worthless; stuff; nonsense; rubbish.
[Obs. or Prov. Eng.]
That servant of his that confessed and uttered this
gearwas an honest man.
a mortise gear, or its skeleton. See–
Mortise wheel, under
the arrangement of parts for cutting off steam at a certain part of the stroke, so as to leave it to act upon the piston expansively; the cut-off. See under–
Feed motion, under
a machine or tool for forming the teeth of gear wheels by cutting.–
To throw in gearor
To throw out of gear
to connect or disconnect (wheelwork or couplings, etc.); to put in, or out of, working relation.
imp. & p. p.
p. pr. & vb. n.
To dress; to put gear on; to harness.
To provide with gearing.
driven through twofold compound gearing, to increase the force or speed; – said of a machine.
To be in, or come into, gear.
Webster 1828 Edition
1.Apparatus; whatever is prepared; hence, habit; dress; ornaments.
Array thyself in her most gorgeous gear.
2.More generally, the harness or furniture of beasts; whatever is used in equipping horses or cattle for draught; tackle.
3.In Scotland, warlike accouterments; also, goods, riches.
5.By seamen pronounced jears, which see.