What does bearing mean?

Definitions for bearing
ˈbɛər ɪŋbear·ing

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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

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.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. bearing

    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.

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 for bearing »

  1. bangier

  2. barge in

How to pronounce bearing?

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How to say bearing in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of bearing in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of bearing in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of bearing in a Sentence

  1. Masanobu Fukuoka:

    PART 2 THE ROAD TO NATURAL FARMING [page 197] ... D. From Organic Farming to Natural Farming [page 205] In the future, American agriculture will probably grow even larger on business capital, but on the other hand, people who are inclined to using natural methods will probably progress from organic to natural farming. The problem, however, is that the distinction between organic and natural farming is still not generally understood. Of course, scientific farming and organic farming are not that different, and fundamentally both can be called scientific. Consequently, the boundary between them is unclear. The major objective of the international conference I attended on this [1986] visit to the U.S. was to assess the current world situation and to determine in which direction to move in the future. In more concrete terms, the goal was to examine how various farming methods now being practised, such as permaculture, organic farming, and other methods based on new ideas, relate to each other and to what extent they can act in concert. I may just be feathering my own nest, but as far as I can see, the only way is to follow the road back to nature, bearing in mind an Oriental natural philosophy. I believe that in doing this, we will establish techniques that go beyond our present technology. Although this philosophy still takes various forms and names, it is clear that the thought underlying it is my "Green Philosophy" as I described it in The One–Straw Revolution. It is fine to turn gradually from organic farming onto the road that leads to anti-scientific farming. It is fine to set our sights on farming that perpetuates itself infinitely and on a return to nature, even while enjoying life on a designed farm. But these must not end up as microscopic techniques and should not be used as temporary fads. Even though we have these at our command, at the core there must be a natural philosophy, in order to establish a farming method that will become the great principle of an agriculture that continues infinitely.

  2. Lorne Baring:

    The CDS (credit default swap) market is indicating a future financial stress for bond holders in the banking sector. There are concerns that the banking sector is undercapitalised in Europe and credit conditions are sub-optimal, combined with the global macro backdrop, with Chinese growth slowing down, there is a natural impact around the world and the banking sector is bearing the brunt. There could be a wave of defaults in the energy sector and that will damage the balance sheet of the banking sector.

  3. Harry Reid:

    The one good part about the accident is for the first time in our married life I was forced to do nothing. The first three weeks I couldn't do anything except feel sorry for myself. But I got over that, i wanted to make sure that I could take care of my caucus and so I did some pondering. I'm sure it had some bearing on my not running but it wasn't the decision-maker.

  4. Jeff Annison and Paul Scanlan:

    It also creates a marketing challenge -- the pioneering companies are bearing the burden of building networks of investors for these crowdfunding portals.

  5. U.S. vs Cruikshan:

    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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