- I(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)n. clothing, dress; cogwheel; equipment, tools, apparatus; harness, etc. See instrumentality, provision.II(Roget's IV) n.1. [Equipment]Syn. material, tackle, apparatus, paraphernalia; see equipment .2. [A geared wheel]Syn. cog, cogwheel, pinion, toothed wheel, spurwheel, sprocket, ragwheel, lanternwheel.Types of gears include: spur, bevel, crown, worm, internal, inside, drive, driving, transmission, differential, timing, conical, Hooke's, spiral, stepped, angular, beveled, elliptical, hooked, idling, overhead, hypoid, nylon, plastic, first, low, second, intermediate, third, high, fourth, reverse, overdrive, multiplying, quick-return.3. [Clothes or other personal belongings]• high gear*,• in gear*,Syn. usable, efficient, productive, in working order; see working .• low gear*,Syn. low speed, slowness, inactivity, inefficiency; see idleness 1 .• out of gear*,• shift gears*,Syn. alter one's approach, proceed along a different course, readjust; see change 1 .v.1. [To prepare]2. [To regulate]III(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.1. equipment apparatus, rigging, accessories, tools, implements, paraphernalia, outfit, kit, trappings, accoutrement, *stuff, effects.2. machine part cog, toothed wheel, sprocket, flywheel, cam.3. clothing apparel, outfit, attire, costume, *togs, *duds.IV(Roget's Thesaurus II) I noun Things needed for a task, journey, or other purpose: accouterment (often used in plural), apparatus, equipment, material (used in plural), materiel, outfit, paraphernalia, rig, tackle, thing (used in plural), turnout. See MEANS. II verb To supply what is needed for some activity or purpose: accouter, appoint, equip, fit1, fit out (or up), furnish, outfit, rig, turn out. See GIVE.
English dictionary for students. 2013.