Definitions for Bearingˈbɛər ɪŋ
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
the manner in which one conducts or carries oneself, including posture and gestures:
a person of dignified bearing.
the act, capability, or period of producing or bringing forth.
something that is produced; a crop.
the act of enduring or the capacity to endure.
reference or relation (usu. fol. by on):
It has no bearing on the problem.
a supporting part of a structure. the area of contact between a bearing member, as a beam, and a pier, wall, or other underlying support.
Category: Building Trades, Architecture
the support and guide for a rotating, oscillating, or sliding shaft, pivot, or wheel.
Often, bearings. direction:
The pilot radioed the plane's bearings.
a horizontal direction expressed in degrees east or west of a true or magnetic north or south direction.
a device on a heraldic field.
Origin of bearing:
relevant relation or interconnection
"those issues have no bearing on our situation"
bearing, heading, aim(noun)
the direction or path along which something moves or along which it lies
bearing, comportment, presence, mien(noun)
dignified manner or conduct
carriage, bearing, posture(noun)
characteristic way of bearing one's body
"stood with good posture"
charge, bearing, heraldic bearing, armorial bearing(noun)
heraldry consisting of a design or image depicted on a shield
a rotating support placed between moving parts to allow them to move easily
(of a structural member) withstanding a weight or strain
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
to have an effect on
That case will have no legal bearing on ours.
A mechanical device that supports another part and/or reduces friction.
The horizontal angle between the direction of an object and another object, or between it and that of true north; a heading or direction.
Relevance; a relationship or connection.
That has no bearing on this issue.
One's posture, demeanor, or manner.
She walks with a confident, self-assured bearing.
(Often in plural:bearings) Direction or relative position.
Of a beam, column, or other device, carrying weight or load.
That's a bearing wall.
the manner in which one bears or conducts one's self; mien; behavior; carriage
patient endurance; suffering without complaint
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
purport; meaning; intended significance; aspect
the act, power, or time of producing or giving birth; as, a tree in full bearing; a tree past bearing
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
the portion of a support on which anything rests
improperly, the unsupported span; as, the beam has twenty feet of bearing between its supports
the part of an axle or shaft in contact with its support, collar, or boxing; the journal
the part of the support on which a journal rests and rotates
any single emblem or charge in an escutcheon or coat of arms -- commonly in the pl
the situation of a distant object, with regard to a ship's 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
the widest part of a vessel below the plank-sheer
the line of flotation of a vessel when properly trimmed with cargo or ballast
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms
The horizontal angle at a given point measured clockwise from a specific datum point to a second point. See also grid bearing.
Translations for Bearing
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
manner, way of standing etc
a military bearing.
- هَيـئَه ، مَظْهَرArabic
- posturaPortuguese (BR)
- postoj, chováníCzech
- die HaltungGerman
- holdning; opførselDanish
- طرز رفتارFarsi
- הוֹפָעָה, הִתנַהֲגוּתHebrew
- líkamsburður; framkomaIcelandic
- comportamento; portamentoItalian
- stāja; izturēšanāsLatvian
- berdiri tegakMalay
- holdning, oppførselNorwegian
- postawa, zachowaniePolish
- طرز رفتارPersian
- سلوك، خوي او عادتPashto
- správanie, spôsobySlovak
- hållning, uppträdandeSwedish
- duruş, pozTurkish
- 舉止、風範Chinese (Trad.)
- поведінка; манера триматисяUkrainian
- نقطۂ نظرUrdu
- tác phongVietnamese
- 举止，姿态Chinese (Simp.)
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