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  1. 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
  2. take on as one's own the expenses or debts of another person; "I'll accept the charges"; "She agreed to bear the responsibility" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. contain or hold; have within; "The jar carries wine"; "The canteen holds fresh water"; "This can contains water" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. massive plantigrade carnivorous or omnivorous mammals with long shaggy coats and strong claws Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. an investor with a pessimistic market outlook Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. have on one's person; "He wore a red ribbon"; "bear a scar" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. give birth (to a newborn); "My wife had twins yesterday!" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. be pregnant with; "She is bearing his child"; "The are expecting another child in January"; "I am carrying his child" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. move while holding up or supporting; "Bear gifts"; "bear a heavy load"; "bear news"; "bearing orders" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. support or hold in a certain manner; "She holds her head high"; "He carried himself upright" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. bring forth, "The apple tree bore delicious apples this year"; "The unidentified plant bore gorgeous flowers" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. 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
  13. bring in; "interest-bearing accounts"; "How much does this savings certificate pay annually?" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  14. have rightfully; of rights, titles, and offices; "She bears the title of Duchess"; "He held the governorship for almost a decade" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  15. have; "bear a resemblance"; "bear a signature" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  16. To support or sustain; to hold up. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. To support and remove or carry; to convey. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. To possess and use, as power; to exercise. Webster Dictionary DB
  19. To sustain; to have on (written or inscribed, or as a mark), as, the tablet bears this inscription. Webster Dictionary DB
  20. To possess or carry, as a mark of authority or distinction; to wear; as, to bear a sword, badge, or name. Webster Dictionary DB
  21. To possess mentally; to carry or hold in the mind; to entertain; to harbor Webster Dictionary DB
  22. To endure; to tolerate; to undergo; to suffer. Webster Dictionary DB
  23. To gain or win. Webster Dictionary DB
  24. To sustain, or be answerable for, as blame, expense, responsibility, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  25. To render or give; to bring forward. Webster Dictionary DB
  26. To carry on, or maintain; to have. Webster Dictionary DB
  27. To admit or be capable of; that is, to suffer or sustain without violence, injury, or change. Webster Dictionary DB
  28. To manage, wield, or direct. Webster Dictionary DB
  29. To behave; to conduct. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  30. To afford; to be to; to supply with. Webster Dictionary DB
  31. To bring forth or produce; to yield; as, to bear apples; to bear children; to bear interest. Webster Dictionary DB
  32. To produce, as fruit; to be fruitful, in opposition to barrenness. Webster Dictionary DB
  33. To suffer, as in carrying a burden. Webster Dictionary DB
  34. To endure with patience; to be patient. Webster Dictionary DB
  35. To take effect; to have influence or force; as, to bring matters to bear. Webster Dictionary DB
  36. To have a certain meaning, intent, or effect. Webster Dictionary DB
  37. To be situated, as to the point of compass, with respect to something else; as, the land bears N. by E. Webster Dictionary DB
  38. A bier. Webster Dictionary DB
  39. 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
  40. 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
  41. 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
  42. Metaphorically: A brutal, coarse, or morose person. Webster Dictionary DB
  43. A person who sells stocks or securities for future delivery in expectation of a fall in the market. Webster Dictionary DB
  44. A portable punching machine. Webster Dictionary DB
  45. To endeavor to depress the price of, or prices in; as, to bear a railroad stock; to bear the market. Webster Dictionary DB
  46. Alt. of Bere Webster Dictionary DB
  47. 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
  48. To conduct; to bring; - said of persons. Webster Dictionary DB
  49. To press; - with on or upon, or against. Webster Dictionary DB
  50. To relate or refer; - with on or upon; as, how does this bear on the question? Webster Dictionary DB
  51. 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
  52. A block covered with coarse matting; - used to scour the deck. Webster Dictionary DB
  53. Plantigrade carnivorous or omnivorous mammals of the family Ursidae, having massive bodies, coarse heavy fur, relatively short limbs, and almost rudimentary tails. (Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2d ed) Medical Dictionary DB
  54. 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.
  55. 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.
  56. Born; as, a child was born. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  57. 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.
  58. Bore, bare. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  59. Borne. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  60. Bearing. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  61. 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.
  62. 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.
  63. A rough wild quadruped, with long shaggy hair and hooked claws: any brutal or ill-behaved person: (astron.) the name of two constellations, the Great and the Little Bear. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  64. A wild beast; a rude person. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  65. Bere. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  66. Bore. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  67. Born. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  68. Borne; in. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  69. To carry; endure; produce. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  70. To support at rest; sustain. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  71. To support in motion; carry. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  72. To show; display; exhibit. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  73. To suffer; endure; hold; maintain. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  74. To produce; give birth to; yield fruit. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  75. To conduct (oneself); behave. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  76. Finance. To depress the price of (stocks, etc.). The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  77. A large carnivorous animal, with massive body and short tail. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  78. A speculator who seeks to depress prices. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  79. 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.
  80. 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.
  81. 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.
  82. 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.
  83. 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.
  84. 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.
  85. 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.
  86. To conduct; to bring; -- said of persons. mso.anu.edu.au
  87. To press; -- with on or upon, or against. mso.anu.edu.au
  88. To relate or refer; -- with on or upon; as, how does this bear on the question? mso.anu.edu.au
  89. A block covered with coarse matting; -- used to scour the deck. mso.anu.edu.au
  90. a native of the mountain regions of Western Asia, frequently mentioned in Scripture. David defended his flocks against the attacks of a bear ( 1 Samuel 17:34-37 ). Bears came out of the wood and destroyed the children who mocked the prophet Elisha ( 2 Kings 2:24 ). Their habits are referred to in Isaiah 59:11 ; Proverbs 28:15 ; Lamentations 3:10 . The fury of the female bear when robbed of her young is spoken of ( 2 Samuel 17:8 ; Proverbs 17:12 ; Hosea 13:8 ). In Daniel's vision of the four great monarchies, the Medo-Persian empire is represented by a bear ( 7:5 ). biblestudytools.com
  91. ( 1 Samuel 17:34 ; 2 Samuel 17:8 ) The Syrian bear, Ursus syriacus, which is without doubt the animal mentioned in the Bible, is still found on the higher mountains of Palestine. During the summer months these bears keep to the snowy parts of Lebanon, but descend in winter to the villages and Gardens. It is probable also that at this period in former days they extended their visits to other parts of Palestine. biblestudytools.com
  92. To support, sustain, or carry; to give rise to", or to produce, something else as an incident or auxiliary. thelawdictionary.org
  93. To conduct; to bring; said of persons. dictgcide_fs
  94. To press; with on or upon, or against. dictgcide_fs
  95. To relate or refer; with on or upon; as, how does this bear on the question? dictgcide_fs
  96. A block covered with coarse matting; used to scour the deck. dictgcide_fs
  97. b[=a]r, v.t. to carry or support: to endure: to admit of: to be entitled to: to afford: to import: to manage: to behave or conduct one's self: to bring forth or produce.--v.i. to suffer: to be patient: to have reference to: to press (with on or upon): to be situated:--pr.p. bear'ing; pa.t. b[=o]re; pa.p. b[=o]rne (but the pa.p. when used to mean 'brought forth' is born).--adj. BEAR'ABLE, that may be borne or endured.--n. BEAR'ABLENESS.--adv. BEAR'ABLY.--ns. BEAR'ER, one who or that which bears, esp. one who assists in carrying a body to the grave: a carrier or messenger; BEAR'ING, behaviour: situation of one object with regard to another: relation: that which is borne upon an escutcheon: (mach.) the part of a shaft or axle in contact with its supports; BEAR'ING-CLOTH, the mantle or cloth in which a child was carried to the font; BEAR'ING-REIN, the fixed rein between the bit and the saddle, by which a horse's head is held up in driving and its neck made to arch.--BEAR HARD (Shak.), to press or urge; BEAR IN HAND (Shak.), to keep in expectation, to flatter one's hopes; TO BEAR A HAND, to give assistance; TO BEAR AWAY, to sail away; TO BEAR DOWN (with upon or towards), to sail with the wind; TO BEAR OUT, to corroborate; TO BEAR UP, to keep up one's courage; TO BEAR UP FOR (a place), to sail towards; TO BEAR WITH, to make allowance for; TO BE BORNE IN (upon the) MIND, to be forcibly impressed upon it; TO BRING TO BEAR, to bring into operation (with against, upon); TO LOSE ONE'S BEARINGS, to become uncertain as to one's position. [A.S. beran; Goth. bairan, L. ferre, Gr. pher-ein, Sans. bhri.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  98. an obsolete form of BIER. gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  99. b[=a]r, n. a heavy quadruped of the order Carnivora, with long shaggy hair and hooked claws: any rude, rough, or ill-bred fellow: one who sells stocks for delivery at a future date, anticipating a fall in price so that he may buy first at an advantage--opp. to Bull: the old phrase 'a bearskin jobber' suggests an origin in the common proverb, 'to sell the bearskin before one has caught the bear' (hence TO BEAR, to speculate for a fall): (astron.) the name of two constellations, the Great and the Little Bear.--ns. BEAR'-BER'RY, a trailing plant of the heath family, a species of the Arbutus; BEAR'BINE, a species of convolvulus, closely allied to the bindweed; BEAR'-GAR'DEN, an enclosure where bears are kept; a rude, turbulent assembly.--adj. BEAR'ISH, like a bear.--ns. BEAR'ISHNESS; BEAR'-LEAD'ER, a person who leads about a bear for exhibition: the tutor or governor of a youth at the university or on travel; BEAR'S'-BREECH, a common name for plants of the genus Acanthus; BEAR'S'-EAR, a common English name for the auricula; BEAR'S'-FOOT, a species of hellebore; BEAR'SKIN, the skin of a bear: a shaggy woollen cloth for overcoats: the high fur cap worn by the Guards in England; BEAR'-WARD, a warden or keeper of bears. [A.S. bera; Ger. bär; cf. L. fera, a wild beast, akin to Gr. th[=e]r, Æolian ph[=e]r.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  100. b[=e]r, n. barley, applied in Scotland to the now little grown variety Hordeum hexastichon. [A.S. bere.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  101. Heavy partly carnivorous thick-furred plantigrade quadruped; rough unmannerly person, whence bearish a., bearishness n.; Great, Little, B., northern constellations; (St. Exch.) speculator for a fall, one who sells stock for future delivery hoping to buy it cheap meanwhile, & therefore tries to bring prices down (cf. BULL, & see foll.). B.\'s-breech, acanthus; B.\'s-foot, kinds of hellebore; b.-garden, scene of tumult; b.\'s-grease, pomade; bearskin, (wrap &c.) of b.\'s skin, Guards\' tall furry cap; b.-leader, travelling tutor. [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  102. (St. Exch.). Speculate for a fall; produce fall in price of (stocks &c.). Concise Oxford Dictionary
  103. (bore, borne or born, see below*). (1) Carry (poet. or formal, exc. in the senses or contexts following): b. or b. away, win (the palm, bell, prize); carry visibly, show, be known by, (banner, device, arms, the marks of, name, relation or ratio to; b. oneself well &c., behave); bring at need (b. witness, company; b. a hand, help); wield (office, rule); carry internally (b. a grudge; b. in mind, remember); wear (b. arms, the sword); b. out, confirm; be borne away (by external force or influence, or internal impulse); is borne in upon one, becomes one\'s conviction. (2) Sustain (weight, responsibility, cost; b. a part in, share); stand (test &c.), endure (grin& b. it), tolerate, put up with (cannot b. him), whence bearable a.; be capable of upholding weight (ice bears); b. with, treat forbearingly; b. up, (trans.) uphold, (intr.) not despair; borne on the books of, paid by. (3) Thrust, strive, apply weight, tend, (b. down, overthrow; b. hard on, oppress; b. upon, be relevant to; bring to b., apply; b. to the right, away, off, incline; b. down, swoop; b. up, bring ship into direction of wind; b. up for, change ship\'s course so as to sail towards. (4) Produce, yield, give birth to. *The p.p. is borne, exc. that born is used in pass. parts referring to human& other mammal birth; even then borne is used before by with the mother (has borne a child; born 1901; born of, borne by, Eve). [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  104. (Also, St. Exch.) the operation of BEARing. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  105. b. repeating, be worth repeating or fit to repeat (the joke, his language, doesn\'t or won\'t b. repeating). Concise Oxford Dictionary
  106. A term used for a speculator who sells stocks or shares, speculatively, which he does not possess, in the hope of being able to repurchase again at a lozver figure, and thereby make a paying transaction of the concern. (Bull.) Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  107. n. [Anglo-Saxon] A wild quadruped of the genus Ruses. Among the species are the brown bear of Europe, the white polar bear, the grisly bear of the Rocky Mountains, the black bear of North America. One of two constellations in tile northern hemisphere, called the Greater and Lesser Bear. Cabinet Dictionary
  108. A rough savage animal; the name of two constellations, called the greater and lesser Bear: in the tail of the lesser Bear is the pole star. Complete Dictionary

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