massive plantigrade carnivorous or omnivorous mammals with long shaggy coats and strong claws
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
"bear a resemblance"; "bear a signature"
give birth, deliver, bear, birth, have(verb)
cause to be born
"My wife had twins yesterday!"
digest, endure, stick out, stomach, bear, stand, tolerate, support, brook, abide, suffer, put up(verb)
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"
move while holding up or supporting
"Bear gifts"; "bear a heavy load"; "bear news"; "bearing orders"
bear, turn out(verb)
bring forth, "The apple tree bore delicious apples this year"
"The unidentified plant bore gorgeous flowers"
bear, take over, accept, assume(verb)
take on as one's own the expenses or debts of another person
"I'll accept the charges"; "She agreed to bear the responsibility"
hold, bear, carry, contain(verb)
contain or hold; have within
"The jar carries wine"; "The canteen holds fresh water"; "This can contains water"
yield, pay, bear(verb)
"interest-bearing accounts"; "How much does this savings certificate pay annually?"
have on one's person
"He wore a red ribbon"; "bear a scar"
behave, acquit, bear, deport, conduct, comport, carry(verb)
behave in a certain manner
"She carried herself well"; "he bore himself with dignity"; "They conducted themselves well during these difficult times"
have rightfully; of rights, titles, and offices
"She bears the title of Duchess"; "He held the governorship for almost a decade"
hold, carry, bear(verb)
support or hold in a certain manner
"She holds her head high"; "He carried himself upright"
have a bun in the oven, bear, carry, gestate, expect(verb)
be pregnant with
"She is bearing his child"; "The are expecting another child in January"; "I am carrying his child"
to support or sustain; to hold up
to support and remove or carry; to convey
to conduct; to bring; -- said of persons
to possess and use, as power; to exercise
to sustain; to have on (written or inscribed, or as a mark), as, the tablet bears this inscription
to possess or carry, as a mark of authority or distinction; to wear; as, to bear a sword, badge, or name
to possess mentally; to carry or hold in the mind; to entertain; to harbor
to endure; to tolerate; to undergo; to suffer
to gain or win
to sustain, or be answerable for, as blame, expense, responsibility, etc
to render or give; to bring forward
to carry on, or maintain; to have
to admit or be capable of; that is, to suffer or sustain without violence, injury, or change
to manage, wield, or direct
to behave; to conduct
to afford; to be to; to supply with
to bring forth or produce; to yield; as, to bear apples; to bear children; to bear interest
to produce, as fruit; to be fruitful, in opposition to barrenness
to suffer, as in carrying a burden
to endure with patience; to be patient
to press; -- with on or upon, or against
to take effect; to have influence or force; as, to bring matters to bear
to relate or refer; -- with on or upon; as, how does this bear on the question?
to have a certain meaning, intent, or effect
to be situated, as to the point of compass, with respect to something else; as, the land bears N. by E
any species of the genus Ursus, and of the closely allied genera. Bears are plantigrade Carnivora, but they live largely on fruit and insects
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
one of two constellations in the northern hemisphere, called respectively the Great Bear and the Lesser Bear, or Ursa Major and Ursa Minor
metaphorically: A brutal, coarse, or morose person
a person who sells stocks or securities for future delivery in expectation of a fall in the market
a portable punching machine
a block covered with coarse matting; -- used to scour the deck
to endeavor to depress the price of, or prices in; as, to bear a railroad stock; to bear the market
alt. of Bere
Bears are mammals of the family Ursidae. Bears are classified as caniforms, or doglike carnivorans, with the pinnipeds being their closest living relatives. Although only eight species of bears are extant, they are widespread, appearing in a wide variety of habitats throughout the Northern Hemisphere and partially in the Southern Hemisphere. Bears are found on the continents of North America, South America, Europe, and Asia. Common characteristics of modern bears include large bodies with stocky legs, long snouts, shaggy hair, plantigrade paws with five nonretractile claws, and short tails. While the polar bear is mostly carnivorous and the giant panda feeds almost entirely on bamboo, the remaining six species are omnivorous, with varied diets. With the exceptions of courting individuals and mothers with their young, bears are typically solitary animals. They are generally diurnal, but may be active during the night or twilight, particularly around humans. Bears are aided by an excellent sense of smell, and despite their heavy build and awkward gait, they can run quickly and are adept climbers and swimmers. In autumn, some bear species forage large amounts of fermented fruits, which affects their behaviour. Bears use shelters, such as caves and burrows, as their dens; most species occupy their dens during the winter for a long period of sleep similar to hibernation.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
bār, v.t. to carry or support: to endure: to admit of: to be entitled to: to afford: to import: to manage: to behave or conduct one's self: to bring forth or produce.—v.i. to suffer: to be patient: to have reference to: to press (with on or upon): to be situated:—pr.p. bear′ing; pa.t. bōre; pa.p. bōrne (but the pa.p. when used to mean 'brought forth' is born).—adj. Bear′able, that may be borne or endured.—n. Bear′ableness.—adv. Bear′ably.—ns. Bear′er, one who or that which bears, esp. one who assists in carrying a body to the grave: a carrier or messenger; Bear′ing, behaviour: situation of one object with regard to another: relation: that which is borne upon an escutcheon: (mach.) the part of a shaft or axle in contact with its supports; Bear′ing-cloth, the mantle or cloth in which a child was carried to the font; Bear′ing-rein, the fixed rein between the bit and the saddle, by which a horse's head is held up in driving and its neck made to arch.—Bear hard (Shak.), to press or urge; Bear in hand (Shak.), to keep in expectation, to flatter one's hopes; To bear a hand, to give assistance; To bear away, to sail away; To bear down (with upon or towards), to sail with the wind; To bear out, to corroborate; To bear up, to keep up one's courage; To bear up for (a place), to sail towards; To bear with, to make allowance for; To be borne in (upon the) mind, to be forcibly impressed upon it; To bring to bear, to bring into operation (with against, upon); To lose one's bearings, to become uncertain as to one's position. [A.S. beran; Goth. bairan, L. ferre, Gr. pher-ein, Sans. bhri.]
an obsolete form of Bier.
bār, n. a heavy quadruped of the order Carnivora, with long shaggy hair and hooked claws: any rude, rough, or ill-bred fellow: one who sells stocks for delivery at a future date, anticipating a fall in price so that he may buy first at an advantage—opp. to Bull: the old phrase 'a bearskin jobber' suggests an origin in the common proverb, 'to sell the bearskin before one has caught the bear' (hence To bear, to speculate for a fall): (astron.) the name of two constellations, the Great and the Little Bear.—ns. Bear′-ber′ry, a trailing plant of the heath family, a species of the Arbutus; Bear′bine, a species of convolvulus, closely allied to the bindweed; Bear′-gar′den, an enclosure where bears are kept; a rude, turbulent assembly.—adj. Bear′ish, like a bear.—ns. Bear′ishness; Bear′-lead′er, a person who leads about a bear for exhibition: the tutor or governor of a youth at the university or on travel; Bear's′-breech, a common name for plants of the genus Acanthus; Bear's′-ear, a common English name for the auricula; Bear's′-foot, a species of hellebore; Bear′skin, the skin of a bear: a shaggy woollen cloth for overcoats: the high fur cap worn by the Guards in England; Bear′-ward, a warden or keeper of bears. [A.S. bera; Ger. bär; cf. L. fera, a wild beast, akin to Gr. thēr, Æolian phēr.]
bēr, n. barley, applied in Scotland to the now little grown variety Hordeum hexastichon. [A.S. bere.]
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
name given in the Stock Exchange to one who contracts to deliver stock at a fixed price on a certain day, in contradistinction from the bull, or he who contracts to take it, the interest of the former being that, in the intervening time, the stocks should fall, and that of the latter that they should rise.
Is a type of animal and mammal created in various colors and sizes.
Bear live in various countries on the planet.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'bear' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2322
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'bear' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1987
Rank popularity for the word 'bear' in Nouns Frequency: #1994
Rank popularity for the word 'bear' in Verbs Frequency: #244
The numerical value of bear in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of bear in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Good thoughts bear good fruit, bad thoughts bear bad fruit.
I have never heard of a case of a bear being in a traffic accident, we have had cases of Florida panthers being involved in car accident, but not a Florida black bear.
Humor is the only test of gravity, and gravity of humor for a subject which will not bear raillery is suspicious, and a jest which will not bear serious examination is false wit.
The 2nd amendment was never intended to allow private citizens to 'keep and bear arms.' If it had, there would have been wording such as 'the right of the People to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.'
On the (rafting) trip reports, they were talking about seeing a bear cub ... again and again, they kept saying they’d been seeing the bear in the same location for days and they were starting to grow concerned about mama bear being dead or gone.
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