Definitions for bearbɛər

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bear(noun)

    massive plantigrade carnivorous or omnivorous mammals with long shaggy coats and strong claws

  2. bear(verb)

    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

  3. bear(verb)


    "bear a resemblance"; "bear a signature"

  4. give birth, deliver, bear, birth, have(verb)

    cause to be born

    "My wife had twins yesterday!"

  5. 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"

  6. bear(verb)

    move while holding up or supporting

    "Bear gifts"; "bear a heavy load"; "bear news"; "bearing orders"

  7. bear, turn out(verb)

    bring forth, "The apple tree bore delicious apples this year"

    "The unidentified plant bore gorgeous flowers"

  8. 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"

  9. hold, bear, carry, contain(verb)

    contain or hold; have within

    "The jar carries wine"; "The canteen holds fresh water"; "This can contains water"

  10. yield, pay, bear(verb)

    bring in

    "interest-bearing accounts"; "How much does this savings certificate pay annually?"

  11. wear, bear(verb)

    have on one's person

    "He wore a red ribbon"; "bear a scar"

  12. 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"

  13. bear, hold(verb)

    have rightfully; of rights, titles, and offices

    "She bears the title of Duchess"; "He held the governorship for almost a decade"

  14. hold, carry, bear(verb)

    support or hold in a certain manner

    "She holds her head high"; "He carried himself upright"

  15. 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"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bear(verb)

    to support or sustain; to hold up

  2. Bear(verb)

    to support and remove or carry; to convey

  3. Bear(verb)

    to conduct; to bring; -- said of persons

  4. Bear(verb)

    to possess and use, as power; to exercise

  5. Bear(verb)

    to sustain; to have on (written or inscribed, or as a mark), as, the tablet bears this inscription

  6. Bear(verb)

    to possess or carry, as a mark of authority or distinction; to wear; as, to bear a sword, badge, or name

  7. Bear(verb)

    to possess mentally; to carry or hold in the mind; to entertain; to harbor

  8. Bear(verb)

    to endure; to tolerate; to undergo; to suffer

  9. Bear(verb)

    to gain or win

  10. Bear(verb)

    to sustain, or be answerable for, as blame, expense, responsibility, etc

  11. Bear(verb)

    to render or give; to bring forward

  12. Bear(verb)

    to carry on, or maintain; to have

  13. Bear(verb)

    to admit or be capable of; that is, to suffer or sustain without violence, injury, or change

  14. Bear(verb)

    to manage, wield, or direct

  15. Bear(verb)

    to behave; to conduct

  16. Bear(verb)

    to afford; to be to; to supply with

  17. Bear(verb)

    to bring forth or produce; to yield; as, to bear apples; to bear children; to bear interest

  18. Bear(verb)

    to produce, as fruit; to be fruitful, in opposition to barrenness

  19. Bear(verb)

    to suffer, as in carrying a burden

  20. Bear(verb)

    to endure with patience; to be patient

  21. Bear(verb)

    to press; -- with on or upon, or against

  22. Bear(verb)

    to take effect; to have influence or force; as, to bring matters to bear

  23. Bear(verb)

    to relate or refer; -- with on or upon; as, how does this bear on the question?

  24. Bear(verb)

    to have a certain meaning, intent, or effect

  25. Bear(verb)

    to be situated, as to the point of compass, with respect to something else; as, the land bears N. by E

  26. Bear(noun)

    a bier

  27. Bear(noun)

    any species of the genus Ursus, and of the closely allied genera. Bears are plantigrade Carnivora, but they live largely on fruit and insects

  28. Bear(noun)

    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

  29. Bear(noun)

    one of two constellations in the northern hemisphere, called respectively the Great Bear and the Lesser Bear, or Ursa Major and Ursa Minor

  30. Bear(noun)

    metaphorically: A brutal, coarse, or morose person

  31. Bear(noun)

    a person who sells stocks or securities for future delivery in expectation of a fall in the market

  32. Bear(noun)

    a portable punching machine

  33. Bear(noun)

    a block covered with coarse matting; -- used to scour the deck

  34. Bear(verb)

    to endeavor to depress the price of, or prices in; as, to bear a railroad stock; to bear the market

  35. Bear(noun)

    alt. of Bere


  1. Bear

    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.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Bear

    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.

Editors Contribution

  1. bear

    Is a type of animal and mammal created in various colors and sizes.

    Bear live in various countries on the planet.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'bear' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2322

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'bear' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1987

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'bear' in Nouns Frequency: #1994

  4. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'bear' in Verbs Frequency: #244

Anagrams for bear »

  1. Aber

  2. Baré

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Antonio LeGrier:

    The facts don't bear that out.

  2. Winnie-the-Pooh by A. A. Milne:

    Sing Ho! For the life of a Bear!

  3. Guillaume Chapron:

    Maybe the wolf is your black bear.

  4. T. S. Eliot:

    Human kind cannot bear much reality.

  5. Luc de Clapiers, marquis de Vauvenargues:

    Those who can bear all can dare all.

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