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Cog vs. Gear

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Cognoun

A tooth on a gear.

Gearnoun

(uncountable) Equipment or paraphernalia, especially that used for an athletic endeavor.

Cognoun

A gear; a cogwheel.

Gearnoun

Clothing; garments.

Cognoun

An unimportant individual in a greater system.

Gearnoun

(obsolete) Goods; property; household items.

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Cognoun

(carpentry) A projection or tenon at the end of a beam designed to fit into a matching opening of another piece of wood to form a joint.

Gearnoun

(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.

Cognoun

(mining) One of the rough pillars of stone or coal left to support the roof of a mine.

Gearnoun

A particular combination or choice of interlocking gears, such that a particular gear ratio is achieved.

Cognoun

(historical) A ship of burden, or war with a round, bulky hull.

Gearnoun

A configuration of the transmission of a motor car so as to achieve a particular ratio of engine to axle torque.

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Cognoun

A trick or deception; a falsehood.

Gearnoun

(slang) Recreational drugs, including steroids.

Cognoun

A small fishing boat.

Gearnoun

Stuff.

Cogverb

To furnish with a cog or cogs.

Gearnoun

(obsolete) Business matters; affairs; concern.

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Cogverb

To load (a die) so that it can be used to cheat.

Gearnoun

Anything worthless; nonsense; rubbish.

Cogverb

To cheat; to play or gamble fraudulently.

Gearverb

To provide with gearing; to fit with gears in order to achieve a desired gear ratio.

Cogverb

To seduce, or draw away, by adulation, artifice, or falsehood; to wheedle; to cozen; to cheat.

Gearverb

To be in, or come into, gear.

Cogverb

To obtrude or thrust in, by falsehood or deception; to palm off.

‘to cog in a word’;

Gearverb

To dress; to put gear on; to harness.

Cogverb

To seduce, or draw away, by adulation, artifice, or falsehood; to wheedle; to cozen; to cheat.

‘I'll . . . cog their hearts from them.’;

Gearverb

(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.’;

Cogverb

To obtrude or thrust in, by falsehood or deception; as, to cog in a word; to palm off.

‘Fustian tragedies . . . have, by concerted applauses, been cogged upon the town for masterpieces.’; ‘To cog a die, to load so as to direct its fall; to cheat in playing dice.’;

Gearadjective

great or fantastic

Cogverb

To deceive; to cheat; to play false; to lie; to wheedle; to cajole.

‘For guineas in other men's breeches,Your gamesters will palm and will cog.’;

Gearnoun

Clothing; garments; ornaments.

‘Array thyself in thy most gorgeous gear.’;

Cogverb

To furnish with a cog or cogs.

Gearnoun

Goods; property; household stuff.

‘Homely gear and common ware.’;

Cognoun

A trick or deception; a falsehood.

Gearnoun

Whatever is prepared for use or wear; manufactured stuff or material.

‘Clad in a vesture of unknown gear.’;

Cognoun

A tooth, cam, or catch for imparting or receiving motion, as on a gear wheel, or a lifter or wiper on a shaft; originally, a separate piece of wood set in a mortise in the face of a wheel.

Gearnoun

The harness of horses or cattle; trapping.

Cognoun

A kind of tenon on the end of a joist, received into a notch in a bearing timber, and resting flush with its upper surface.

Gearnoun

Warlike accouterments.

Cognoun

One of the rough pillars of stone or coal left to support the roof of a mine.

Gearnoun

Manner; custom; behavior.

Cognoun

A small fishing boat.

Gearnoun

Business matters; affairs; concern.

‘Thus go they both together to their gear.’;

Cognoun

tooth on the rim of gear wheel

Gearnoun

A toothed wheel, or cogwheel; as, a spur gear, or a bevel gear; also, toothed wheels, collectively.

Cogverb

roll steel ingots

Gearnoun

See 1st Jeer (b).

Cogverb

join pieces of wood with cogs

Gearnoun

Anything worthless; stuff; nonsense; rubbish.

‘That servant of his that confessed and uttered this gear was an honest man.’;

Cognoun

a wheel or bar with a series of projections on its edge, which transfers motion by engaging with projections on another wheel or bar

‘the cogs and springs of a watch’;

Gearverb

To dress; to put gear on; to harness.

Cognoun

each of the projections on a cog

‘applewood was the favourite material for the cogs or teeth of a cogwheel’;

Gearverb

To provide with gearing.

Cognoun

a broadly built medieval ship with a rounded prow and stern.

Gearverb

To adapt toward some specific purpose; as, they geared their advertising for maximum effect among teenagers.

Cogverb

copy (someone else's work) illicitly or without acknowledgement

‘he's away cogging his homework from Aggie's wee girl’;

Gearverb

To be in, or come into, gear.

Gearnoun

a toothed wheel that engages another toothed mechanism in order to change the speed or direction of transmitted motion

Gearnoun

a mechanism for transmitting motion by gears for some specific purpose (as the steering gear of a vehicle)

Gearnoun

equipment consisting of miscellaneous articles needed for a particular operation or sport etc.

Gearverb

set the level or character of;

‘She pitched her speech to the teenagers in the audience’;

Gearnoun

a toothed wheel that works with others to alter the relation between the speed of a driving mechanism (such as the engine of a vehicle) and the speed of the driven parts (the wheels)

‘a racing bike with ten-speed gears’;

Gearnoun

a particular setting of engaged gears

‘he was belting along in fifth gear’;

Gearnoun

used in reference to the level of effort or intensity expended in an activity or undertaking

‘the play moves down a gear whenever he walks off stage’; ‘now the champions moved up a gear’; ‘from this weekend, the campaign is expected to step up a gear’;

Gearnoun

equipment or apparatus that is used for a particular purpose

‘camping gear’;

Gearnoun

clothing, especially of a specified kind

‘designer gear’;

Gearnoun

personal possessions and clothes

‘I told her to come back to my place with all her gear’;

Gearnoun

illegal drugs

‘Murray got him some gear’;

Gearverb

design or adjust the gears in a machine to give a specified speed or power output

‘the vehicle's geared too high for serious off-road use’;

Gear

A gear is a rotating circular machine part having cut teeth or, in the case of a cogwheel or gearwheel, inserted teeth (called cogs), which mesh with another toothed part to transmit torque. A gear may also be known informally as a cog.

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