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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [wel geer]
    • /wɛl gɪər/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [wel geer]
    • /wɛl gɪər/

Definitions of well-geared word

  • noun well-geared Machinery. a part, as a disk, wheel, or section of a shaft, having cut teeth of such form, size, and spacing that they mesh with teeth in another part to transmit or receive force and motion. an assembly of such parts. one of several possible arrangements of such parts in a mechanism, as an automobile transmission, for affording different relations of torque and speed between the driving and the driven machinery, or for permitting the driven machinery to run in either direction: first gear; reverse gear. a mechanism or group of parts performing one function or serving one purpose in a complex machine: steering gear. 1
  • noun well-geared implements, tools, or apparatus, especially as used for a particular occupation or activity; paraphernalia: fishing gear. 1
  • noun well-geared a harness, especially of horses. 1
  • noun well-geared Nautical. the lines, tackles, etc., of a particular sail or spar. the personal tools, clothing, and other possessions of a sailor. 1
  • noun well-geared portable items of personal property, including clothing; possessions: The campers keep all their gear in footlockers. 1
  • noun well-geared wearing apparel; clothing: The fashion pages of the Sunday paper are featuring the latest fall gear. 1

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Origin of well-geared

First appearance:

before 1150
One of the 7% oldest English words
1150-1200; Middle English gere < Old Norse gervi, gørvi; akin to Old English gearwe equipment

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Parts of speech for Well-geared


well-geared popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 98% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

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