Definitions for Bearingˈbɛər ɪŋ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

bear•ingˈbɛər ɪŋ(n.)

  1. the manner in which one conducts or carries oneself, including posture and gestures:

    a person of dignified bearing.

  2. the act, capability, or period of producing or bringing forth.

  3. something that is produced; a crop.

  4. the act of enduring or the capacity to endure.

  5. reference or relation (usu. fol. by on):

    It has no bearing on the problem.

  6. 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

  7. the support and guide for a rotating, oscillating, or sliding shaft, pivot, or wheel.

    Category: Machinery

  8. Often, bearings. direction:

    The pilot radioed the plane's bearings.

    Category: Surveying

  9. a horizontal direction expressed in degrees east or west of a true or magnetic north or south direction.

    Category: Surveying

  10. a device on a heraldic field.

    Category: Heraldry

Origin of bearing:

1200–50

Princeton's WordNet

  1. bearing(noun)

    relevant relation or interconnection

    "those issues have no bearing on our situation"

  2. bearing, heading, aim(noun)

    the direction or path along which something moves or along which it lies

  3. bearing, comportment, presence, mien(noun)

    dignified manner or conduct

  4. carriage, bearing, posture(noun)

    characteristic way of bearing one's body

    "stood with good posture"

  5. charge, bearing, heraldic bearing, armorial bearing(noun)

    heraldry consisting of a design or image depicted on a shield

  6. bearing(adj)

    a rotating support placed between moving parts to allow them to move easily

  7. bearing(a)(adj)

    (of a structural member) withstanding a weight or strain

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. bearing(noun)ˈbɛər ɪŋ

    to have an effect on

    That case will have no legal bearing on ours.

Wiktionary

  1. bearing(Noun)

    A mechanical device that supports another part and/or reduces friction.

  2. bearing(Noun)

    The horizontal angle between the direction of an object and another object, or between it and that of true north; a heading or direction.

  3. bearing(Noun)

    Relevance; a relationship or connection.

    That has no bearing on this issue.

  4. bearing(Noun)

    One's posture, demeanor, or manner.

    She walks with a confident, self-assured bearing.

  5. bearing(Noun)

    (Often in plural:bearings) Direction or relative position.

  6. bearing(Adjective)

    Of a beam, column, or other device, carrying weight or load.

    That's a bearing wall.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bearing

    of Bear

  2. Bearing(noun)

    the manner in which one bears or conducts one's self; mien; behavior; carriage

  3. Bearing(noun)

    patient endurance; suffering without complaint

  4. Bearing(noun)

    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

  5. Bearing(noun)

    purport; meaning; intended significance; aspect

  6. Bearing(noun)

    the act, power, or time of producing or giving birth; as, a tree in full bearing; a tree past bearing

  7. Bearing(noun)

    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

  8. Bearing(noun)

    the portion of a support on which anything rests

  9. Bearing(noun)

    improperly, the unsupported span; as, the beam has twenty feet of bearing between its supports

  10. Bearing(noun)

    the part of an axle or shaft in contact with its support, collar, or boxing; the journal

  11. Bearing(noun)

    the part of the support on which a journal rests and rotates

  12. Bearing(noun)

    any single emblem or charge in an escutcheon or coat of arms -- commonly in the pl

  13. Bearing(noun)

    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

  14. Bearing(noun)

    the widest part of a vessel below the plank-sheer

  15. Bearing(noun)

    the line of flotation of a vessel when properly trimmed with cargo or ballast

Freebase

  1. Bearing

    A bearing is a machine element that constrains relative motion between moving parts to only the desired motion. The design of the bearing may, for example, provide for free linear movement of the moving part or for free rotation around a fixed axis; or, it may prevent a motion by controlling the vectors of normal forces that bear on the moving parts. Bearings are classified broadly according to the type of operation, the motions allowed, or to the directions of the loads applied to the parts. The term "bearing" is derived from the verb "to bear"; a bearing being a machine element that allows one part to bear another. The simplest bearings are bearing surfaces, cut or formed into a part, with varying degrees of control over the form, size, roughness and location of the surface. Other bearings are separate devices installed into a machine or machine part. The most sophisticated bearings for the most demanding applications are very precise devices; their manufacture requires some of the highest standards of current technology.

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. bearing

    The horizontal angle at a given point measured clockwise from a specific datum point to a second point. See also grid bearing.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Bearing' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4454

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Bearing' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2471

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Bearing' in Nouns Frequency: #2939

Anagrams of Bearing

  1. bangier

  2. barge in


Translations for Bearing

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

bearing(noun)

manner, way of standing etc

a military bearing.

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