Pronunciation: bēr
v. t.1.To support or sustain; to hold up.
[imp. Bore (bōr) (formerly Bare (bâr)); p. p. Born (bôrn), Borne (bōrn); p. pr. & vb. n. Bearing.]
2.To support and remove or carry; to convey.
I 'll bear your logs the while.
- Shak.
3.To conduct; to bring; - said of persons.
Bear them to my house.
- Shak.
4.To possess and use, as power; to exercise.
Every man should bear rule in his own house.
- Esther i. 22.
5.To sustain; to have on (written or inscribed, or as a mark), as, the tablet bears this inscription.
6.To possess or carry, as a mark of authority or distinction; to wear; as, to bear a sword, badge, or name.
7.To possess mentally; to carry or hold in the mind; to entertain; to harbor
The ancient grudge I bear him.
- Shak.
8.To endure; to tolerate; to undergo; to suffer.
I cannot bear
The murmur of this lake to hear.
- Shelley.
My punishment is greater than I can bear.
- Gen. iv. 13.
9.To gain or win.
Some think to bear it by speaking a great word.
- Bacon.
10.To sustain, or be answerable for, as blame, expense, responsibility, etc.
He shall bear their iniquities.
- Is. liii. 11.
Somewhat that will bear your charges.
- Dryden.
11.To render or give; to bring forward.
12.To carry on, or maintain; to have.
13.To admit or be capable of; that is, to suffer or sustain without violence, injury, or change.
14.To manage, wield, or direct.
15.To afford; to be to; to supply with.
16.To bring forth or produce; to yield; as, to bear apples; to bear children; to bear interest.
To bear down
a - To force into a lower place; to carry down; to depress or sink.
b - To overthrow or crush by force; as, to bear down an enemy.
- Marryat.
To bear a hand
a - To help; to give assistance.
b - (Naut.) To make haste; to be quick.
To bear in hand
to keep (one) up in expectation, usually by promises never to be realized; to amuse by false pretenses; to delude.
To bear in mind
to remember.
- Shak.
To bear off
a - To restrain; to keep from approach.
b - (Naut.) To remove to a distance; to keep clear from rubbing against anything; as, to bear off a blow; to bear off a boat.
c - To gain; to carry off, as a prize.
d - (Backgammon) To remove from the backgammon board into the home when the position of the piece and the dice provide the proper opportunity; - the goal of the game is to bear off all of one's men before the opponent.
To bear one hard
to owe one a grudge.
To bear out
a - To maintain and support to the end; to defend to the last.
- Shak.
b - To corroborate; to confirm.
- South.
To bear up
to support; to keep from falling or sinking.
- Addison.
v. i.1.To produce, as fruit; to be fruitful, in opposition to barrenness.
This age to blossom, and the next to bear.
- Dryden.
2.To suffer, as in carrying a burden.
But man is born to bear.
- Pope.
3.To endure with patience; to be patient.
I can not, can not bear.
- Dryden.
4.To press; - with on or upon, or against.
These men bear hard on the suspected party.
- Addison.
5.To take effect; to have influence or force; as, to bring matters to bear.
6.To relate or refer; - with on or upon; as, how does this bear on the question?
7.To have a certain meaning, intent, or effect.
8.To be situated, as to the point of compass, with respect to something else; as, the land bears N. by E.
To bear against
to approach for attack or seizure; as, a lion bears against his prey.
To bear away
(Naut.) to change the course of a ship, and make her run before the wind.
To bear back
to retreat.
To bear down upon
(Naut.) to approach from the windward side; as, the fleet bore down upon the enemy.
- Sir W. Scott.
To bear in with
(Naut.) to run or tend toward; as, a ship bears in with the land.
To bear off
(Naut.) to steer away, as from land.
To bear up
a - To be supported; to have fortitude; to be firm; not to sink; as, to bear up under afflictions.
b - (Naut.) To put the helm up (or to windward) and so put the ship before the wind; to bear away.
To bear upon
(Mil.) to be pointed or situated so as to affect; to be pointed directly against, or so as to hit (the object); as, to bring or plant guns so as to bear upon a fort or a ship; the artillery bore upon the center.
- Hamersly.
To bear up to
to tend or move toward; as, to bear up to one another.
To bear with
to endure; to be indulgent to; to forbear to resent, oppose, or punish.
n.1.A bier.
1.(Zool.) Any species of the genus Ursus, and of the closely allied genera. Bears are plantigrade Carnivora, but they live largely on fruit and insects.
2.(Zool.) 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.
3.(Astron.) One of two constellations in the northern hemisphere, called respectively the Great Bear and the Lesser Bear, or Ursa Major and Ursa Minor.
4.Metaphorically: A brutal, coarse, or morose person.
5.(Stock Exchange) A person who sells stocks or securities for future delivery in expectation of a fall in the market.
6.(Mach.) A portable punching machine.
7.(Naut.) A block covered with coarse matting; - used to scour the deck.
Australian bear
(Zool.) See Koala.
Bear baiting
the sport of baiting bears with dogs.
Bear caterpillar
(Zool.) the hairy larva of a moth, esp. of the genus Euprepia.
Bear garden
a - A place where bears are kept for diversion or fighting.
b - Any place where riotous conduct is common or permitted.
Bear leader
one who leads about a performing bear for money; hence, a facetious term for one who takes charge of a young man on his travels.
- M. Arnold.
v. t.1.(Stock Exchange) To endeavor to depress the price of, or prices in; as, to bear a railroad stock; to bear the market.
n.1.(Bot.) Barley; the six-rowed barley or the four-rowed barley, commonly the former (Hordeum hexastichon or Hordeum vulgare).
Noun1.Bearbear - massive plantigrade carnivorous or omnivorous mammals with long shaggy coats and strong claws
2.bear - 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
bull - an investor with an optimistic market outlook; an investor who expects prices to rise and so buys now for resale later
Verb1.bear - have; "bear a resemblance"; "bear a signature"
2.bear - give birth (to a newborn); "My wife had twins yesterday!"
3.bear - put up with something or somebody unpleasant; "I cannot bear his constant criticism"; "The new secretary had to endure a lot of unprofessional remarks"; "he learned to tolerate the heat"; "She stuck out two years in a miserable marriage"
4.bear - move while holding up or supporting; "Bear gifts"; "bear a heavy load"; "bear news"; "bearing orders"
5.bear - bring forth, "The apple tree bore delicious apples this year"; "The unidentified plant bore gorgeous flowers"
Synonyms: turn out
6.bear - take on as one's own the expenses or debts of another person; "I'll accept the charges"; "She agreed to bear the responsibility"
Synonyms: assume, take over, accept
7.bear - contain or hold; have within; "The jar carries wine"; "The canteen holds fresh water"; "This can contains water"
Synonyms: contain, carry, hold
8.bear - bring in; "interest-bearing accounts"; "How much does this savings certificate pay annually?"
Synonyms: pay, yield
9.bear - have on one's person; "He wore a red ribbon"; "bear a scar"
Synonyms: wear
10.bear - behave in a certain manner; "She carried herself well"; "he bore himself with dignity"; "They conducted themselves well during these difficult times"
11.bear - have rightfully; of rights, titles, and offices; "She bears the title of Duchess"; "He held the governorship for almost a decade"
Synonyms: hold
12.bear - support or hold in a certain manner; "She holds her head high"; "He carried himself upright"
Synonyms: carry, hold
13.bear - be pregnant with; "She is bearing his child"; "The are expecting another child in January"; "I am carrying his child"
To dream that you are being pursued or attacked by a bear, denotes aggression, overwhelming obstacles and competition. You may find yourself in a threatening situation. Alternatively, bears symbolize the cycle of life and death and renewal. It may signal of period of introspection and thinking. To see a polar bear in your dream, signifies a reawakening.Cape polecat, Tartar, abide with, acquiesce, acquit, act, admit of, affect, afflict, afford, afford support, aim, answer, ape, appertain, apply, assault, attend, author, avail, back, back up, bar, be confined, be equal to, be worthy of, bear a child, bear account, bear fruit, bear on, bear out, bear the market, bear up, bear upon, bear with, bear young, beget, bide, birth, blink at, bolster, bolster up, boost, bosom, bow, brace, brave, breed, bring, bring about, bring forth, bring to birth, bring to effect, bring to pass, buck, bull, bull the market, bulldoze, bump, bump against, bunt, buoy up, butt, butt against, buttress, calve, cast, cause, cavy, chaperon, cheer, cherish, chimp, chimpanzee, cling to, clip, companion, comport, conceive, concern, condone, conduct, confirm, connive at, consort with, convoy, coon, correspond, corroborate, countenance, cradle, cram, crank, create, crosspatch, crowd, crush, crutch, cushion, defer, deliver, demean, deport, develop, dig, digest, display, dispose, do, do it, dragon, drive, drop, effect, effectuate, elbow, embosom, embrace, encourage, engender, entertain, escort, establish, exhibit, experience, fabricate, farrow, fashion, father, fawn, feist, ferret, ferry, fill the bill, finance, fire-eater, fly, foal, fondle, force, form, foster, foumart, found, freight, fructify, fruit, fulfill, fund, furnish, fury, generate, gestate, get by, give birth, give birth to, give occasion to, give origin to, give rise to, give support, glutton, go, go around, go on, goad, grizzly bear, grouch, groundhog, guinea pig, hack it, hang in, hang in there, hang tough, harbor, have, have a baby, have and hold, have young, head, hear of, hedgehog, hold, hold a heading, hold on to, hold out, hold up, hothead, hotspur, hug, hump, hurtle, hustle, inaugurate, incline, indulge, influence, institute, invent, invite, involve, jab, jam, jog, joggle, jolt, jostle, just do, keep, keep afloat, keep up, kitten, labor, lamb, lead, lend support, lie in, lift, light out, litter, lug, lump, lump it, mainstay, maintain, make, make allowances for, make do, make the grade, manhandle, manipulate the market, meet, meet requirements, merit, monk, monkey, mother, mousehound, move, multiply, nudge, nurse, nurture, occasion, opossum, originate, overlook, pack, parallel, pass, pass muster, peg the market, persevere, pertain, pile drive, pillow, point, poke, polecat, porcupine, possess, possum, prairie dog, press, procreate, prod, prop, prop up, propagate, provoke, punch, pup, push, put up with, qualify, quill pig, quit, raccoon, raid the market, ram, ram down, rattle, reach, realize, refer, reinforce, relate, reproduce, rig the market, run, run against, satisfy, serve, serve the purpose, set, set afloat, set on foot, set out, set up, shake, shape, shore, shore up, short, short account, short interest, short seller, short side, shorts, shoulder, shove, show, sire, skunk, sorehead, spare, spare the price, squab, squash, squeeze, squish, stand for, stand up, stand up to, stay, steer, stick, stick out, still, stomach, stress, stretch, strike out, submit, subsidize, substantiate, subvention, subventionize, suffice, survive, swallow, sweat out, take it, take off, take up with, tamp, tend, tend to go, throw, thrust, tie in with, torment, torture, tote, touch, touch on, touch upon, travail, treasure, treasure up, trend, try, turn, turn out, ugly customer, underbrace, undergird, underlie, underpin, underset, upbear, upkeep, verge, waft, warrant, wash sales, weasel, well afford, whelp, whipsaw, whisk, whistle-pig, wing, wink at, wish, withstand, wolverine, woodchuck, work, yean, zoril
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Bear baiting
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