Gear in Scrabble Dictionary

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Is gear a Scrabble word?

Yes. The word gear is a Scrabble US word. The word gear is worth 5 points in Scrabble:

G2E1A1R1

Is gear a Scrabble UK word?

Yes. The word gear is a Scrabble UK word and has 5 points:

G2E1A1R1

Is gear a Words With Friends word?

Yes. The word gear is a Words With Friends word. The word gear is worth 6 points in Words With Friends (WWF):

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Valid words made from Gear

You can make 20 words from 'gear' in our Scrabble US and Canada dictionary.


4 letters words from 'gear'

AGER 5AREG 5
GARE 5GEAR 5
RAGE 5 

3 letters words from 'gear'

AGE 4ARE 3
EAR 3ERA 3
ERG 4GAE 4
GAR 4RAG 4
REG 4 

2 letters words from 'gear'

AE 2AG 3
AR 2EA 2
ER 2RE 2

All 4 letters words made out of gear

gear egar gaer ager eagr aegr gera egra grea rgea erga rega gare agre grae rgae arge rage earg aerg erag reag areg raeg

Note: these 'words' (valid or invalid) are all the permutations of the word gear. These words are obtained by scrambling the letters in gear.

Definitions and meaning of gear

gear

Etymology

From Middle English gere, a borrowing from Old Norse gervi, from Proto-Germanic *garwijaną (to prepare). See also adjective yare, yar from the same root via Old English.

Pronunciation

  • (UK) enPR: gîr, IPA(key): /ɡɪə(ɹ)/
  • (US) enPR: gîr, IPA(key): /ɡɪɚ/
  • Rhymes: -ɪə(r)

Noun

gear (countable and uncountable, plural gears)

  1. (uncountable) Equipment or paraphernalia, especially that used for an athletic endeavor.
  2. Clothing; garments.
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  3. (obsolete) Goods; property; household items.
    • (Can we date this quote?) Chaucer (The Canterbury Tales)
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  4. (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; a gear wheel.
    Synonyms: cog, cogwheel, gearwheel
  5. (countable, automotive, cycling) A particular combination or choice of interlocking gears, such that a particular gear ratio is achieved.
  6. (countable, automotive) A configuration of the transmission of a motor car so as to achieve a particular ratio of engine to axle torque.
  7. (slang) Recreational drugs, including steroids.
    • 2003, Marianne Hancock, Looking for Oliver (page 90)
  8. (uncountable, archaic) Stuff.
    • 1662, Henry More, An Antidote Against Atheism, Book III, A Collection of Several Philosophical Writings of Dr. Henry More, p. 113:
  9. (obsolete) Business matters; affairs; concern.
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  10. (obsolete, Britain, dialect) Anything worthless; nonsense; rubbish.
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Derived terms

Translations

Verb

gear (third-person singular simple present gears, present participle gearing, simple past and past participle geared)

  1. (engineering, transitive) To provide with gearing; to fit with gears in order to achieve a desired gear ratio.
  2. (engineering, intransitive) To be in, or come into, gear.
  3. To dress; to put gear on; to harness.
  4. (usually with to or toward(s)) To design or devise (something) so as to be suitable (for a particular type of person or a particular purpose).
    This shop is not really geared towards people of our age.
    They have geared the hotel mainly at tourists.
  5. (finance) To borrow money in order to invest it in assets.

Derived terms

Translations

Adjective

gear (comparative more gear, superlative most gear)

  1. (chiefly Liverpudlian) great or fantastic

Anagrams

  • Ager, GRAE, Gera, Rega, ager, areg, gare, rage

Manx

Alternative forms

  • geayr, geyre

Etymology

From Old Irish gér.

Verb

gear (verbal noun gearey)

  1. to laugh, chuckle

Adjective

gear

  1. sharp, keen
  2. sour, acid

Further reading

  • Gregory Toner, Maire Ní Mhaonaigh, Sharon Arbuthnot, Dagmar Wodtko, Maire-Luise Theuerkauf, editors (2019), “gér”, in eDIL: Electronic Dictionary of the Irish Language

Old English

Alternative forms

  • ġǣr, ġērAnglian

Etymology

From Proto-Germanic *jērą, from Proto-Indo-European *yeh₁r-. Cognate with Old Frisian jēr (West Frisian jier), Old Saxon jār (Middle Low German jâr), Dutch jaar, Old High German jār (Old High German Jahr), Old Norse ár (Danish/Norwegian/Swedish år, Icelandic/Faroese ár), Gothic 𐌾𐌴𐍂 (jēr). The Indo-European root is also the source of Ancient Greek ὥρα (hṓra, season), Russian яра (jara), Czech jaro, Lithuanian jore (springtime).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /jæ͜ɑːr/

Noun

ġēar n (nominative plural ġēar)

  1. year
  2. the runic character (/j/)

Declension

Derived terms

  • ġēardagas
  • ġēarlīċ
  • ġeāra (uncertain)

Descendants

  • Middle English: yeer, yere
    • English: year
    • Scots: year

Portuguese

Etymology

From an Old Portuguese *gear (compare geo), from Latin gelāre, present active infinitive of gelō. Doublet of the borrowing gelar. Compare also Galician xear.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ʒiˈaɾ]

Verb

gear (past participle geado)

  1. to frost (weather)

Conjugation

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West Frisian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɡɪə̯r/

Adverb

gear

  1. together

Further reading

  • “gear (III)”, in Wurdboek fan de Fryske taal (in Dutch), 2011

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  • to provide with gears (toothed machine parts).
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)