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Noun: bearing  beh-ring
  1. Relevant relation or interconnection
    "those issues have no bearing on our situation"
     
  2. The direction or path along which something moves or along which it lies
    - heading, aim
     
  3. Dignified manner or conduct
    - comportment, presence, mien
     
  4. Characteristic way of bearing one's body
    "stood with good bearing";
    - carriage, posture
     
  5. Heraldry consisting of a design or image depicted on a shield
    - charge, heraldic bearing, armorial bearing
     
  6. A rotating support placed between moving parts to allow them to move easily
Adjective: bearing  beh-ring
  1. (of a structural member) withstanding a weight or strain
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

Sounds like: baring

Derived forms: bearings

See also: bear out, load-bearing, supporting

Type of: act, allow, bodily property, bring forth, bring in, carry, clear, countenance, create, direction, earn, feature, gain, have, have got, heraldry, hold, include, let, make, manner, move, permit, personal manner, produce, pull in, realise [Brit], realize, relatedness, support, take, take in, transport, way

Antonym: nonbearing

Part of: rotating mechanism

Encyclopedia: Bearing

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