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Gear vs. Outfit — What's the Difference?

Gear vs. Outfit — What's the Difference?

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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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Outfit

A set of tools or equipment for a specialized purpose
A welder's outfit.
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Gear

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
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Outfit

A set of clothing, often with accessories
What outfit are you wearing to the party?.
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Gear

Equipment or apparatus that is used for a particular purpose
Camping gear
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Outfit

(Informal) An association of persons, especially a military unit or a business organization.
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Gear

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
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Outfit

The act of equipping
The leader's outfit of the expedition.
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Gear

A toothed machine part, such as a wheel or cylinder, that meshes with another toothed part to transmit motion or to change speed or direction.
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Outfit

To provide with necessary equipment
This store outfits skiers.
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Gear

A complete assembly that performs a specific function in a larger machine.
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Outfit

A set of clothing (with accessories).
She wore a fashionable outfit with matching purse and shoes.
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Gear

A transmission configuration for a specific ratio of engine to axle torque in a motor vehicle.
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Outfit

Gear consisting of a set of articles or tools for a specified purpose.
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Gear

Equipment, such as tools or clothing, used for a particular activity
Fishing gear.
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Outfit

Any cohesive group of people; a unit; such as a military company.
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Gear

Clothing and accessories
The latest gear for teenagers.
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Outfit

(informal) A business or firm.
Should we buy it here, or do you think the outfit across town will have a better deal?
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Gear

Personal belongings, including clothing
Keeps her gear in a trunk.
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Outfit

(sports) A sports team.
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Gear

The harness for a horse.
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Outfit

(statistics) An outlier-sensitive fit.
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Gear

A ship's rigging.
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Outfit

A fiscal year of the Hudson's Bay Company, or the supplies required for such a period.
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Gear

A sailor's personal effects.
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Outfit

(transitive) To provide with, usually for a specific purpose.
The expedition was outfitted with proper clothing, food, and other necessities.
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Gear

To equip with gears.
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Outfit

A fitting out, or equipment, as of a ship for a voyage, or of a person for an expedition in an unoccupied region or residence in a foreign land; the expense of, or allowance made for, equipment, as by the government of the United States to a diplomatic agent going abroad.
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Gear

To connect by gears.
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Outfit

Any assemblage of objects required for or used in performing a task; things required as equipment for a task.
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Gear

To put into gear.
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Outfit

A complete ensemble of clothing, selected to form a matching set; a coordinated costume; as, a new Easter outfit.
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Gear

To adjust or adapt so as to make suitable
Geared the speech to a conservative audience.
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Outfit

A business enterprise; as, what outfit do you work for?.
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Gear

To provide with gear; equip.
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Outfit

Any team or party of people.
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Gear

To come into or be in gear.
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Outfit

Any cohesive unit such as a military company
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Gear

To shift a transmission
Geared down to take the curve.
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Outfit

A set of clothing (with accessories);
His getup was exceedingly elegant
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Gear

To become adjusted so as to fit or blend.
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Outfit

Gear consisting of a set of articles or tools for a specified purpose
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Gear

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

Provide with (something) usually for a specific purpose;
The expedition was equipped with proper clothing, food, and other necessities
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Gear

Clothing; garments.
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Gear

(obsolete) Goods; property; household items.
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Gear

(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.
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Gear

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

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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Gear

(aviation) landing gear
Gear-up landing
Get the gear down quick!
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Gear

Recreational drugs, including steroids.
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Gear

Stuff.
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Gear

(obsolete) Business matters; affairs; concern.
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Gear

Anything worthless; nonsense; rubbish.
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Gear

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

To be in, or come into, gear.
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Gear

To dress; to put gear on; to harness.
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Gear

(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.
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Gear

(finance) To borrow money in order to invest it in assets.
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Gear

Great or fantastic
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Gear

Clothing; garments; ornaments.
Array thyself in thy most gorgeous gear.
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Gear

Goods; property; household stuff.
Homely gear and common ware.
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Gear

Whatever is prepared for use or wear; manufactured stuff or material.
Clad in a vesture of unknown gear.
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Gear

The harness of horses or cattle; trapping.
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Gear

Warlike accouterments.
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Gear

Manner; custom; behavior.
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Gear

Business matters; affairs; concern.
Thus go they both together to their gear.
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Gear

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

See 1st Jeer (b).
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Gear

Anything worthless; stuff; nonsense; rubbish.
That servant of his that confessed and uttered this gear was an honest man.
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Gear

To dress; to put gear on; to harness.
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Gear

To provide with gearing.
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Gear

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

To be in, or come into, gear.
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Gear

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

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

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

Set the level or character of;
She pitched her speech to the teenagers in the audience
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