Definitions for bearing
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word bearing.
relevant relation or interconnection
"those issues have no bearing on our situation"
bearing, heading, aimnoun
the direction or path along which something moves or along which it lies
bearing, comportment, presence, miennoun
dignified manner or conduct
carriage, bearing, posturenoun
characteristic way of bearing one's body
"stood with good posture"
charge, bearing, heraldic bearing, armorial bearingnoun
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
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.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: from bear.
But of this frame, the bearings and the ties,
The strong connections, nice dependencies,
Gradations just, has thy pervading soul
Look’d through? or can a part contain the whole? Alexander Pope.
That is Claudio; I know him by his bearing. William Shakespeare, Much ado about Nothing.
Bearing has several meanings across different contexts. 1. In navigation, bearing refers to the direction or path one object or location is from another, often measured in degrees from north. 2. In mechanical engineering, a bearing is a machine element that restricts relative motion to only the desired motion and reduces friction between moving parts. 3. More generally, bearing can also refer to one's manner, conduct or behavior. 4. In heraldry, a bearing is any emblem or device occupying the field of a shield. 5. It may also refer to the act of bearing, or carrying or supporting something. 6. In structural engineering it refers to the part of a structural element (column, wall etc.) that is in direct contact carrying load to the ground. The definition would depend on the context in which it is used.
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
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
The horizontal angle at a given point measured clockwise from a specific datum point to a second point. See also grid bearing.
Dictionary of Nautical Terms
An arc of the horizon intercepted between the nearest meridian and any distant object, either discovered by the eye and referred to a point on the compass, or resulting from finical proportion. There is the true or astronomical bearing, and the magnetic bearing. It is also the situation of any distant object, estimated with regard to the ship's position; and in this sense the object must bear either ahead, astern, abreast, on the bow, or on the quarter; if a ship sails with a side wind, a distant object is said to bear to leeward or to windward, on the lee quarter or bow, or on the weather quarter or bow.
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Rank popularity for the word 'bearing' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4454
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Rank popularity for the word 'bearing' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2471
Rank popularity for the word 'bearing' in Nouns Frequency: #2939
The numerical value of bearing in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of bearing in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Bearing in mind that there will be an expansion in infrastructure funding, there will be an increase in capital from state-owned banks.
The deepest experience of the creator is feminine, for it is experience of receiving and bearing.
To enjoy the things we ought and to hate the things we ought has the greatest bearing on excellence of character.
We should be worried the way we have run down our submarine fleet. But with China bearing down on us, the way it is on the Himalayas, the South China Sea and now the Indian Ocean, we should be even more worried, fortunately, there are signs this government has woken up to the crisis.
The right of bearing arms for a lawful purpose is not a right granted by the Constitution neither is it in any manner dependent upon that instrument for its existence.
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Translations for bearing
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- лагер, държание, пеленг, азимут, поведение, обноски, отношениеBulgarian
- pejling, lejeDanish
- Lager, Peilung, tragendGerman
- ρουλεμάν, ρουλμάνGreek
- acimut, conducta, incumbencia, balero, importancia, cojinete, rodamiento, comportamiento, rumboSpanish
- suuntima, olemus, laakeri, merkitys, (kompassi)suuntaFinnish
- roulement, azimut, porteurFrench
- giùlanScottish Gaelic
- cuscinetto, posizioneItalian
- 軸受, 関係, 方位, 方向, 挙動Japanese
- lager, peilingDutch
- lagerNorwegian Nynorsk
- пеленг, поведение, манера вести себя, подшипник, азимут, отношение, румб, несущий, курсRussian
- kurs, ležaj, азимут, azimut, лежај, курсSerbo-Croatian
- bäring, lager, hållningSwedish
- Ổ đỡ trụcVietnamese
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