Dictionary.com

gearing

[ geer-ing ]
/ ˈgɪər ɪŋ /
Save This Word!

noun Machinery.
an assembly of parts, especially a train of gears, for transmitting and modifying motion and torque in a machine.
the act or process of equipping with gears.
the method of installation of such gears.
QUIZ
TEST YOUR MERIT ON THESE NEW WORDS IN 2021
The Dictionary added new words and definition to our vast collection, and we want to see how well-versed you are in the formally recognized new lingo. Take the quiz!
Question 1 of 8
What does JEDI stand for?
Meet Grammar CoachWrite or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar helpImprove Your Writing
Meet Grammar CoachImprove Your Writing
Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar help

Origin of gearing

First recorded in 1815–25; gear + -ing1
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

How to use gearing in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for gearing

gearing
/ (ˈɡɪərɪŋ) /

noun
an assembly of gears designed to transmit motion
the act or technique of providing gears to transmit motion
Also called: capital gearing accounting, British the ratio of a company's debt capital to its equity capitalUS word: leverage
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK