Definition of Bear in English :

Define Bear in English

Bear meaning in English

Meaning of Bear in English

Pronunciation of Bear in English

Bear pronunciation in English

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1. bear

massive plantigrade carnivorous or omnivorous mammals with long shaggy coats and strong claws

2. bear

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


3. bear


Example Sentences:
'bear a resemblance'
'bear a signature'

4. bear, birth, deliver, give birth, have

cause to be born

Example Sentences:
'My wife had twins yesterday!'

5. abide, bear, brook, digest, endure, put up, stand, stick out, stomach, suffer, support, tolerate

put up with something or somebody unpleasant

Example Sentences:
'I cannot bear his constant criticism'
'The new secretary had to endure a lot of unprofessional remarks'
'he learned to tolerate the heat'
'She stuck out two years in a miserable marriage'

6. bear

move while holding up or supporting

Example Sentences:
'Bear gifts'
'bear a heavy load'
'bear news'
'bearing orders'

7. bear, turn out

bring forth,

Example Sentences:
'The apple tree bore delicious apples this year'
'The unidentified plant bore gorgeous flowers'

8. accept, assume, bear, take over

take on as one's own the expenses or debts of another person

Example Sentences:
'I'll accept the charges'
'She agreed to bear the responsibility'

9. bear, carry, contain, hold

contain or hold; have within

Example Sentences:
'The jar carries wine'
'The canteen holds fresh water'
'This can contains water'

10. bear, pay, yield

bring in

Example Sentences:
'interest-bearing accounts'
'How much does this savings certificate pay annually?'

11. bear, wear

have on one's person

Example Sentences:
'He wore a red ribbon'
'bear a scar'

12. acquit, bear, behave, carry, comport, conduct, deport

behave in a certain manner

Example Sentences:
'She carried herself well'
'he bore himself with dignity'
'They conducted themselves well during these difficult times'

13. bear, hold

have rightfully; of rights, titles, and offices

Example Sentences:
'She bears the title of Duchess'
'He held the governorship for almost a decade'

14. bear, carry, hold

support or hold in a certain manner

Example Sentences:
'She holds her head high'
'He carried himself upright'

15. bear, carry, expect, gestate, have a bun in the oven

be pregnant with

Example Sentences:
'She is bearing his child'
'The are expecting another child in January'
'I am carrying his child'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of bear
verbWord forms: bears, bearing, bore or borne (mainly tr)
to support or hold up; sustain
to bring or convey
to bear gifts
to take, accept, or assume the responsibility of
to bear an expense
4. (past participle born; in passive use except when foll by by)
to give birth to
to bear children
5. (also intr)
to produce by or as if by natural growth
to bear fruit
to tolerate or endure
she couldn't bear him
to admit of; sustain
his story does not bear scrutiny
to hold in the conscious mind or in one's feelings
to bear a grudge
I'll bear that idea in mind
to show or be marked with
he still bears the scars
to transmit or spread
to bear gossip
to render or supply (esp in the phrase bear witness)
to conduct or manage (oneself, the body, etc)
she bore her head high
to have, be, or stand in (relation or comparison)
his account bears no relation to the facts
14. (intransitive)
to move, be located, or lie in a specified direction
the way bears east
to have by right; be entitled to (esp in the phrase bear title)
16.  bear a hand
17.  bring to bear
nounWord forms: plural bears or bear
any plantigrade mammal of the family Ursidae: order Carnivora (carnivores). Bears are typically massive omnivorous animals with a large head, a long shaggy coat, and strong claws
See also black bear, brown bear, polar bear ▶ Related adjective: ursine
any of various bearlike animals, such as the koala and the ant bear
a clumsy, churlish, or ill-mannered person
a teddy bear
5. stock exchange
a speculator who sells in anticipation of falling prices to make a profit on repurchase
(as modifier)
a bear market
Compare bull (sense 5)
verbWord forms: bears, bearing or beared
6. (transitive)
to lower or attempt to lower the price or prices of (a stock market or a security) by speculative selling
the Bear
1.  the English name for Ursa Major, Ursa Minor
2.  an informal name for Russia

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river flowing from the Uinta Mountains through Utah, Wyo., & Ida. into Great Salt Lake: c. 350 mi (563 km)
verb transitiveWord forms: bore, borne or born, ˈbearing
to hold and take along; carry; transport
to hold in the mind
to bear a secret
to possess as a part, characteristic, attribute, etc.; have or show
the letter bore his signature
to give birth to
the passive past participle in this sense is born when by does not follow
to bring forth; produce or yield
fruit-bearing trees, coal-bearing strata
to support or hold up; sustain
to sustain the burden of; take on; take care of
to bear the cost
to undergo successfully; withstand; endure
her work won't bear scrutiny
to put up with; tolerate
she can't bear him
to call for; require
his actions bear watching
to carry or conduct (oneself)
to carry over or hold (a sentiment)
to bear a grudge
to bring and tell (a message, tales, etc.)
to move or push as if carrying
the crowd bore us along
to give, offer, or supply
to bear witness
verb intransitive
to be productive
the tree bears well
to lie in a given direction
the lighthouse bears due east
to point or be aimed toward
with on or upon
artillery deployed to bear on the fort
to move in a given direction
bear right at the corner
to have bearing (on); have a relation
his story bears on the crime
to tolerate; put up patiently (with)
to be oppressive; weigh
grief bears heavily on her
nounWord forms: plural bears or bear
any of a family (Ursidae) of large, heavy, omnivorous carnivores that walk flat on the soles of their feet and have shaggy fur and a very short tail: bears are native to temperate and arctic zones
a person who is clumsy, rude, gruff, churlish, etc.
a person who believes prices on the stock or commodity markets are going to decline, esp. one who sells shares, etc. in the expectation of buying them later at a lower price
see also bull1 (sense 3)
4.  US, Slang
a difficult task
checking these computer files is a real bear
falling in price
a bear market

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


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v. bore (bôr), borne (bôrn) or born (bôrn), bear·ing, bears
a. To carry (something) on one's person from one place to another: bore the suitcase to the station.
b. To move from one place to another while containing or supporting (something); convey or transport: a train bearing grain. See Synonyms at carry.
c. To cause to move by or with steady pressure; push: a boat borne along by the current.
d. To carry or hold in the mind over time; harbor: bear a grudge; bear ill will.
e. To have as a visible characteristic or attribute: a letter bearing his name.
2. To conduct (oneself) in a specified way: She bore herself with dignity.
a. To hold up; support: This wall bears much of the weight of the roof.
b. To be accountable for; assume: bearing heavy responsibilities.
c. To have a tolerance for; endure: couldn't bear his lying; can't bear to see them leave. See Synonyms at endure.
d. To have grounds for; call for; warrant: This case bears investigation.
a. To give birth to: bore six children.
b. To produce; yield: plants bearing fruit. See Synonyms at produce.
5. To offer; render: I will bear witness to the deed.
1. To yield fruit; produce: peach trees that bear every summer.
2. To have relevance or influence; apply: They studied how the relativity theory bears on the history of science.
3. To endure something with tolerance or patience: Bear with me while I explain what happened.
a. To extend or proceed in a specified direction: The road bears to the right at the bottom of the hill.
b. To be directed or aimed in a certain direction or at a target: The guns were brought to bear upon the approaching fleet.
a. Any of various usually omnivorous mammals of the family Ursidae that have a shaggy coat and a short tail and walk with the entire lower surface of the foot touching the ground.
b. Any of various other animals, such as the koala, that resemble a true bear.
2. A large, clumsy, or ill-mannered person.
a. One, such as an investor, that sells securities or commodities in expectation of falling prices.
b. A pessimist, especially regarding business conditions.
4. Slang Something that is difficult or unpleasant: The final exam was a bear.
5. Slang A highway patrol officer.
6. Slang A hairy, stocky gay man.
Characterized by falling prices: a bear market.

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