- Rhymes: -ɪə(r)
From Old Norse gervi.
NounModificarWikipedia Gear (countable and uncountable; plural Gears)
- (uncountable) equipment or paraphernalia, especially that used for an athletic endeavor.
- (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.
- (countable) a particular combination or choice of interlocking gears, such that a particular gear ratio is achieved.
- (countable) A configuration of the transmission of an motor car so as to achieve a particular ratio of engine to axle torque
Third person singular
- To fit with gears in order to achieve a desired gear ratio.
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- Spanish: engranar
- (mostly British (Scouse?)) great or fantastic
Proto-Germanic *jaeram, from Proto-Indo-European *yōr-. Cognate with Old Frisian jēr, Old Saxon jār (Dutch jaar), Old High German jār (German Jahr), Old Norse ár (Danish/Norwegian/Swedish år, Icelandic/Faroese ár), Gothic 𐌾𐌴𐍂 (jer). The IE root is also the source of Greek ὡρα ‘season’, Russian яра, Czech jaro, Lithuanian jore ‘springtime’.
- IPA: /jæːɑr/, /jɑːr/
ġēar n (plural ġēar)
- Ðis wæs feorþes geares his rices: this was in the fourth year of his reign. (Anglo-Saxon Chronicle)
- the runic character ᛄ (/j/)
- English year
- IPA: ʒɨˈaɾ
- to freeze