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. Senator Paul Douglas:

    When you differ with a man, show him, by your looks, by your bearing and by everything that you do or say, that you love him.

  2. Anuj Somany:

    A person who wants praise on own face almost every day is negative in character and the people who support such photo-bearing posts of his/her on social media are toxic by nature to him/her only.

  3. Paul Gaylord:

    If I close my eyes, it feels like they are still there, after the amputation, I was non-weight-bearing, so I laid in bed for a long time. I had several followup surgeries after the amputations, but now I'm doing good. I can do almost anything.

  4. Antonin Artaud:

    It is almost impossible to be a doctor and an honest man, but it is obscenely impossible to be a psychiatrist without at the same time bearing the stamp of the most incontestable madness: that of being unable to resist that old atavistic reflex of the mass of humanity, which makes any man of science who is absorbed by this mass a kind of natural and inborn enemy of all genius.

  5. 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 under-capitalised in Europe and credit conditions are sub-optimal, and when combined that with the global macro backdrop, with Chinese growth slowing down, there is a natural impact of it 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.

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