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Verb: bear (bore,borne, also born)  behr
  1. Have as a feature; convey
    "bear a resemblance"; "bear a signature"
     
  2. Cause to be born
    "My wife bore twins yesterday!";
    - give birth, deliver, birth, have
     
  3. Put up with something or somebody unpleasant
    "I cannot bear his constant criticism";
    - digest, endure, stick out, stomach, stand, tolerate, support, brook, abide, suffer, put up
     
  4. Move while holding up or supporting
    "Bear gifts"; "bear a heavy load"; "bear news"; "bearing orders"
     
  5. Bring forth
    "The apple tree bore delicious apples this year"; "The unidentified plant bore gorgeous flowers";
    - turn out
     
  6. Take on as one's own the expenses or debts of another person
    "She agreed to bear the responsibility";
    - take over, accept, assume
     
  7. Have within
    "The canteen bears fresh water";
    - hold, carry, contain
     
  8. (investment) bring in
    "interest-bearing accounts";
    - yield, pay
     
  9. Have on one's person
    "bear a scar";
    - wear
     
  10. Behave in a certain manner
    "he bore himself with dignity";
    - behave, acquit, deport, conduct, comport, carry
     
  11. Have rightfully; of rights, titles, and offices
    "She bears the title of Duchess";
    - hold
     
  12. Support or hold in a certain manner
    "She bears her head high";
    - hold, carry
     
  13. Be pregnant with
    "She is bearing his child";
    - have a bun in the oven, carry, gestate, expect
Noun: bear  behr
  1. Large mammal with long shaggy coat and strong claws
    "The black bear is the most common bear species in North America, but they are less likely to attack humans than grizzly bears"
     
  2. An investor with a pessimistic market outlook; an investor who expects prices to fall and so sells now in order to buy later at a lower price
     
  3. A large hairy or rough man

Sounds like: bare

Derived forms: bore, borne, bearing, bears

See also: bear out

Type of: act, allow, bring forth, bring in, carnivore, carry, clear, countenance, create, earn, feature, gain, have, have got, hold, include, investor, let, make, move, permit, produce, pull in, realise [Brit], realize, take, take in, transport

Antonym: bull

Part of: family Ursidae, Ursidae

Encyclopedia: Bear, DE