• Bearing Definition & Synonyms

  1. (n.) That part of any member of a building which rests upon its supports; as, a lintel or beam may have four inches of bearing upon the wall.
  2. (n.) The manner in which one bears or conducts ones self; mien; behavior; carriage.
  3. (n.) The situation of a distant object, with regard to a ships position, as on the bow, on the lee quarter, etc.; the direction or point of the compass in which an object is seen; as, the bearing of the cape was W. N. W.
  4. (n.) Improperly, the unsupported span; as, the beam has twenty feet of bearing between its supports.
  5. (n.) Purport; meaning; intended significance; aspect.
  6. (n.) The part of an axle or shaft in contact with its support, collar, or boxing; the journal.
  7. (n.) The line of flotation of a vessel when properly trimmed with cargo or ballast.
  8. (n.) The widest part of a vessel below the plank-sheer.
  9. (n.) Patient endurance; suffering without complaint.
  10. (n.) The part of the support on which a journal rests and rotates.
  11. (n.) Any single emblem or charge in an escutcheon or coat of arms -- commonly in the pl.
  12. (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bear
  13. (n.) The situation of one object, with respect to another, such situation being supposed to have a connection with the object, or influence upon it, or to be influenced by it; hence, relation; connection.
  14. (n.) The portion of a support on which anything rests.
  15. (n.) The act, power, or time of producing or giving birth; as, a tree in full bearing; a tree past bearing.

Aim, Carriage, Charge, Comportment, Heading, Mien, Posture, Presence,

• 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,

• Bearing cloth Definition & Synonyms

  1. () A cloth with which a child is covered when carried to be baptized.

• Bearing rein Definition & Synonyms

  1. () A short rein looped over the check hook or the hames to keep the horses head up; -- called in the United States a checkrein.