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  1. To suffer; to press or to weigh upon; to imply; to take effect; to relate; to be situated as to the point of compass with respect to something else. To bear off, to carry off; to keep from approach; to remove to a distance. To bear down, to overthrow or crush by force. To bear down upon, to make all sail to come up with. To bear hard, to press or urge. To bear on, to press against; also, to incite or animate. To bear out, to give countenance to; to support; to justify. To bear up, to keep afloat. To bear a hand, to make haste, be quick. To bear away, to change the course of a ship, when close-hauled, or sailing with a side wind, and make her run before the wind. To bear down, to drive or tend to. To bear in, to run or tend toward. To bear up, to bear away; to have fortitude; to be firm. To bear against, to approach for attack or seizure. To bear with, to endure what is unpleasing. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2. To support at rest; sustain. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  3. To show; display; exhibit. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  4. To suffer; endure; hold; maintain. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  5. To produce; give birth to; yield fruit. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  6. To conduct (oneself); behave. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  7. To support or sustain; to hold up. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. To support and remove or carry; to convey. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. To possess and use, as power; to exercise. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. To sustain; to have on (written or inscribed, or as a mark), as, the tablet bears this inscription. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. To possess or carry, as a mark of authority or distinction; to wear; as, to bear a sword, badge, or name. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. To possess mentally; to carry or hold in the mind; to entertain; to harbor Webster Dictionary DB
  13. To endure; to tolerate; to undergo; to suffer. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. To gain or win. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. To sustain, or be answerable for, as blame, expense, responsibility, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. To render or give; to bring forward. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. To carry on, or maintain; to have. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. To admit or be capable of; that is, to suffer or sustain without violence, injury, or change. Webster Dictionary DB
  19. To manage, wield, or direct. Webster Dictionary DB
  20. To afford; to be to; to supply with. Webster Dictionary DB
  21. To bring forth or produce; to yield; as, to bear apples; to bear children; to bear interest. Webster Dictionary DB
  22. To endeavor to depress the price of, or prices in; as, to bear a railroad stock; to bear the market. Webster Dictionary DB
  23. To conduct; to bring; - said of persons. Webster Dictionary DB
  24. To support or hold up; carry or convey; suffer or endure; be answerable for, as blame; possess, wear, or use; have in or on; contain; keep, especially in the mind; as, to bear no malice; admit or be capable of; as, his life will not bear examination; bring forth or produce; as, the oak tree bears acorns; used passively with. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  25. To carry or support: to enure: to behave or conduct one's self: to bring forth or produce. -TO BEAR A HAND, to assist: to be active and not delay. (Amer.). The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  26. To carry; endure; produce. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  27. Finance. To depress the price of (stocks, etc.). The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  28. To produce, as fruit; to be fruitful, in opposition to barrenness. Webster Dictionary DB
  29. To suffer, as in carrying a burden. Webster Dictionary DB
  30. To endure with patience; to be patient. Webster Dictionary DB
  31. To take effect; to have influence or force; as, to bring matters to bear. Webster Dictionary DB
  32. To have a certain meaning, intent, or effect. Webster Dictionary DB
  33. To be situated, as to the point of compass, with respect to something else; as, the land bears N. by E. Webster Dictionary DB
  34. To press; - with on or upon, or against. Webster Dictionary DB
  35. To relate or refer; - with on or upon; as, how does this bear on the question? Webster Dictionary DB
  36. To be capable of supporting; be fruitful; to press, or weigh upon or against; tend; be related; take effect; be situated. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  37. To suffer: to be patient: to press (with on or upon): to be situated:-pr.p. bearing; pa.t. bore; pa.p. borne (but the pa.p. when used to mean "brought forth" is born). The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  38. behave in a certain manner; "She carried herself well"; "he bore himself with dignity"; "They conducted themselves well during these difficult times" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  39. have on one's person; "He wore a red ribbon"; "bear a scar" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  40. be pregnant with; "She is bearing his child"; "The are expecting another child in January"; "I am carrying his child" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  41. move while holding up or supporting; "Bear gifts"; "bear a heavy load"; "bear news"; "bearing orders" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  42. support or hold in a certain manner; "She holds her head high"; "He carried himself upright" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  43. bring forth, "The apple tree bore delicious apples this year"; "The unidentified plant bore gorgeous flowers" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  44. To support; to carry; to wear; to suffer; to endure; to cherish; to admit of; to bring forth or produce; to possess and use, as power; to behave. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  45. To carry; to support; to suffer; to produce; to bring forth. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  46. Bearing. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  47. Borne. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  48. Borne; in. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  49. massive plantigrade carnivorous or omnivorous mammals with long shaggy coats and strong claws Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  50. an investor with a pessimistic market outlook Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  51. 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 Wordnet Dictionary DB
  52. bring in; "interest-bearing accounts"; "How much does this savings certificate pay annually?" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  53. have rightfully; of rights, titles, and offices; "She bears the title of Duchess"; "He held the governorship for almost a decade" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  54. have; "bear a resemblance"; "bear a signature" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  55. A bier. Webster Dictionary DB
  56. Any species of the genus Ursus, and of the closely allied genera. Bears are plantigrade Carnivora, but they live largely on fruit and insects. Webster Dictionary DB
  57. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  58. One of two constellations in the northern hemisphere, called respectively the Great Bear and the Lesser Bear, or Ursa Major and Ursa Minor. Newage Dictionary DB
  59. Metaphorically: A brutal, coarse, or morose person. Webster Dictionary DB
  60. A person who sells stocks or securities for future delivery in expectation of a fall in the market. Webster Dictionary DB
  61. A portable punching machine. Webster Dictionary DB
  62. Alt. of Bere Webster Dictionary DB
  63. A compilation of statutes or decisions analytically arranged. The term is applied in a general sense to the Pandects of Justinian (see Pandect), but is also specially given by authors to compilations of laws on particular topics; a summary of laws; as, Comyn's Digest; the United States Digest. Webster Dictionary DB
  64. One of two constellations in the northern hemisphere, called respectively the Great and the Lesser Bear, or Ursa Major and Ursa Minor. Webster Dictionary DB
  65. A block covered with coarse matting; - used to scour the deck. Webster Dictionary DB
  66. A large, heavy wild animal which lives on flesh, and insects; the name of two groups of stars in the northern hemisphere called the Great Bear and the Little Bear; one who attempts to lower the value of stock in order to buy cheap; opposite to bull; a rude, uncouth, or brutal person. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  67. A wild beast; a rude person. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  68. Born. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  69. A large carnivorous animal, with massive body and short tail. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  70. A speculator who seeks to depress prices. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  71. One of two constellations; the Great Bear or Little Bear. See URSA MAJOR, etc. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  72. A carnivorous animal with long and usually shaggy hair and hooked claws; a rude unmannerly man. Either of two constellations in the northern hemisphere, called the Greater and Lesser Bear. One who contracts to deliver stock, at a certain fixed price, on a specified day, in contradistinction to the bull, or he who contracts to take it; the interest of the former, in the intervening time, being that the stocks should be depressed, as the bear pulls down with its paws, and of the latter that they should rise, as the bull throws upwards with his horns. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  73. A kind of barley raised in Scotland and the North of England; called also bigg. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  74. A wild animal covered with rough shaggy hair; name of two constellations-the "Ursa Major" and the "Ursa Minor"; a name applied to a speculative jobber on the stock exchange; any brutal or ill-behaved person. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  75. Bore, bare. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  76. Bere. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  77. Bore. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  78. Born; as, a child was born. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.

Usage examples for bear

  1. Let each one bear his lot. – Browning and the Dramatic Monologue by S. S. Curry
  2. Oh, don't bear down on him too hard, Joe. – Other Main-Travelled Roads by Hamlin Garland
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