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Synonyms and Antonyms of gear

  1. 1 items needed for the performance of a task or activity <grabbed his gear, threw on his pads, and headed out to the football field for practice> Synonyms accoutrements (or accouterments), apparatus, equipment, hardware, kit [chiefly British], material(s), matériel (or materiel), outfit, paraphernalia, stuff, tackleRelated Words accessories, appurtenances, attachments, fittings; baggage, belongings, impedimenta; appliances, facilities, instruments, machinery, tools; apparel, attire, habiliments, raiment, trappings; armamentarium, armory, arsenal, battery; assets, resources

  2. 2 transportable items that one owns <you can store your gear in the overhead bin during the flight> Synonyms belongings, chattels, duds, effects, possession, goods, holdings, movables (or moveables), paraphernalia, personal effects, personal property, personalty, plunder [chiefly dialect], stuff, thingsRelated Words treasures, valuables; appointments, fixtures, furnishings; estate, property, tangibles; collateralNear Antonyms immovables, real estate

  3. 3 covering for the human body <the latest in kid gear> Synonyms apparel, attire, clobber [British slang], clothes, costumery, dress, duds, garments, clothing, habiliment(s), habit [archaic], rags, raiment, rig, rigging, threads, toggery, togs, vestiary, vestments, vesture, wear, wearables, weedsRelated Words garderobe, wardrobe; array, bravery, caparison, finery, gaiety (also gayety), glad rags, pretties, regalia, trim; foofaraw, frippery, gaudery, tawdry, trumpery [archaic]; tatters; costume, ensemble, frock, garb, getup, guise, livery, outfit; civvies (also civies), mufti; couture, prêt-à-porter (or pret-a-porter), ready-to-wear, tailoring; activewear, loungewear, outerwear, playwear, sportswear; nightclothes, sleepwear, smallclothes, underclothes, underwear; haberdashery, menswear

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a sculptured or ornamented band

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