• Bear Definition & Synonyms

  1. (v. t.) To gain or win.
  2. (n.) Metaphorically: A brutal, coarse, or morose person.
  3. (v. t.) To manage, wield, or direct.
  4. (v. t.) To render or give; to bring forward.
  5. (v. i.) To have a certain meaning, intent, or effect.
  6. (v. i.) To endure with patience; to be patient.
  7. (v. i.) To relate or refer; -- with on or upon; as, how does this bear on the question?
  8. (v. t.) To behave; to conduct.
  9. (v. t.) To endeavor to depress the price of, or prices in; as, to bear a railroad stock; to bear the market.
  10. (v. t.) To admit or be capable of; that is, to suffer or sustain without violence, injury, or change.
  11. (v. t.) To possess mentally; to carry or hold in the mind; to entertain; to harbor
  12. (v. i.) To press; -- with on or upon, or against.
  13. (n.) A bier.
  14. (v. t.) To afford; to be to; to supply with.
  15. (n.) A person who sells stocks or securities for future delivery in expectation of a fall in the market.
  16. (n.) A portable punching machine.
  17. (n.) One of two constellations in the northern hemisphere, called respectively the Great Bear and the Lesser Bear, or Ursa Major and Ursa Minor.
  18. (n.) A block covered with coarse matting; -- used to scour the deck.
  19. (v. i.) To take effect; to have influence or force; as, to bring matters to bear.
  20. (v. t.) To conduct; to bring; -- said of persons.
  21. (v. t.) To support or sustain; to hold up.
  22. (v. t.) To support and remove or carry; to convey.
  23. (n.) Alt. of Bere
  24. (v. t.) To sustain; to have on (written or inscribed, or as a mark), as, the tablet bears this inscription.
  25. (n.) Any species of the genus Ursus, and of the closely allied genera. Bears are plantigrade Carnivora, but they live largely on fruit and insects.
  26. (v. i.) To produce, as fruit; to be fruitful, in opposition to barrenness.
  27. (n.) An animal which has some resemblance to a bear in form or habits, but no real affinity; as, the woolly bear; ant bear; water bear; sea bear.
  28. (v. t.) To possess and use, as power; to exercise.
  29. (v. t.) To sustain, or be answerable for, as blame, expense, responsibility, etc.
  30. (v. t.) To bring forth or produce; to yield; as, to bear apples; to bear children; to bear interest.
  31. (v. t.) To endure; to tolerate; to undergo; to suffer.
  32. (v. t.) To possess or carry, as a mark of authority or distinction; to wear; as, to bear a sword, badge, or name.
  33. (v. i.) To suffer, as in carrying a burden.
  34. (v. i.) To be situated, as to the point of compass, with respect to something else; as, the land bears N. by E.
  35. (v. t.) To carry on, or maintain; to have.

Abide, Accept, Acquit, Assume, Behave, Birth, Brook, Carry, Comport, Conduct, Contain, Deliver, Deport, Endure, Expect, Have, Hold, Pay, Stand, Stomach, Suffer, Support, Tolerate, Wear, Yield,

• Bearer Definition & Synonyms

  1. (n.) A strip of reglet or other furniture to bear off the impression from a blank page; also, a type or type-high piece of metal interspersed in blank parts to support the plate when it is shaved.
  2. (n.) One who holds a check, note, draft, or other order for the payment of money; as, pay to bearer.
  3. (n.) A palanquin carrier; also, a house servant.
  4. (n.) Specifically: One who assists in carrying a body to the grave; a pallbearer.
  5. (n.) One who, or that which, bears, sustains, or carries.
  6. (n.) A tree or plant yielding fruit; as, a good bearer.

Carrier, Holder, Pallbearer, Toter,

• Bears-ear Definition & Synonyms

  1. (n.) A kind of primrose (Primula auricula), so called from the shape of the leaf.