GEAR, n.

1. Apparatus; whatever is prepared; hence, habit; dress; ornaments.

Array thyself in her most gorgeous gear.

2. More generally, the harness or furniture of beasts; whatever is used in equipping horses or cattle for draught; tackle.

3. In Scotland, warlike accouterments; also, goods, riches.

4. Business; matters.

5. By seamen pronounced jears, which see.

GEAR, v.t. To dress; to put on gear; to harness.