Definitions of bear

  1. behave in a certain manner; " She carried herself well"; " he bore himself with dignity"; " They conducted themselves well during these difficult times"
  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"
  3. contain or hold; have within; " The jar carries wine"; " The canteen holds fresh water"; " This can contains water"
  4. massive plantigrade carnivorous or omnivorous mammals with long shaggy coats and strong claws
  5. an investor with a pessimistic market outlook
  6. have on one's person; " He wore a red ribbon"; " bear a scar"
  7. give birth ( to a newborn); " My wife had twins yesterday!"
  8. be pregnant with; " She is bearing his child"; " The are expecting another child in January"; " I am carrying his child"
  9. move while holding up or supporting; " Bear gifts"; " bear a heavy load"; " bear news"; " bearing orders"
  10. support or hold in a certain manner; " She holds her head high"; " He carried himself upright"
  11. bring forth, " The apple tree bore delicious apples this year"; " The unidentified plant bore gorgeous flowers"
  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
  13. bring in; " interest- bearing accounts"; " How much does this savings certificate pay annually?"
  14. have rightfully; of rights, titles, and offices; " She bears the title of Duchess"; " He held the governorship for almost a decade"
  15. have; " bear a resemblance"; " bear a signature"
  16. To support or sustain; to hold up.
  17. To support and remove or carry; to convey.
  18. To possess and use, as power; to exercise.
  19. To sustain; to have on ( written or inscribed, or as a mark), as, the tablet bears this inscription.
  20. To possess or carry, as a mark of authority or distinction; to wear; as, to bear a sword, badge, or name.
  21. To possess mentally; to carry or hold in the mind; to entertain; to harbor
  22. To endure; to tolerate; to undergo; to suffer.
  23. To gain or win.
  24. To sustain, or be answerable for, as blame, expense, responsibility, etc.
  25. To render or give; to bring forward.
  26. To carry on, or maintain; to have.
  27. To admit or be capable of; that is, to suffer or sustain without violence, injury, or change.
  28. To manage, wield, or direct.
  29. To behave; to conduct.
  30. To afford; to be to; to supply with.
  31. To bring forth or produce; to yield; as, to bear apples; to bear children; to bear interest.
  32. To produce, as fruit; to be fruitful, in opposition to barrenness.
  33. To suffer, as in carrying a burden.
  34. To endure with patience; to be patient.
  35. To take effect; to have influence or force; as, to bring matters to bear.
  36. To have a certain meaning, intent, or effect.
  37. To be situated, as to the point of compass, with respect to something else; as, the land bears N. by E.
  38. A bier.
  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.
  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.
  41. One of two constellations in the northern hemisphere, called respectively the Great Bear and the Lesser Bear, or Ursa Major and Ursa Minor.
  42. Metaphorically: A brutal, coarse, or morose person.
  43. A person who sells stocks or securities for future delivery in expectation of a fall in the market.
  44. A portable punching machine.
  45. To endeavor to depress the price of, or prices in; as, to bear a railroad stock; to bear the market.
  46. Alt. of Bere
  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.
  48. To conduct; to bring; - said of persons.
  49. To press; - with on or upon, or against.
  50. To relate or refer; - with on or upon; as, how does this bear on the question?
  51. One of two constellations in the northern hemisphere, called respectively the Great and the Lesser Bear, or Ursa Major and Ursa Minor.
  52. A block covered with coarse matting; - used to scour the deck.
  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)
  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.
  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.
  56. Born; as, a child was born.
  57. To be capable of supporting; be fruitful; to press, or weigh upon or against; tend; be related; take effect; be situated.
  58. Bore, bare.
  59. Borne.
  60. Bearing.
  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.).
  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).
  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.
  64. A wild beast; a rude person.
  65. Bere.
  66. Bore.
  67. Born.
  68. Borne; in.
  69. To carry; endure; produce.
  70. To support at rest; sustain.
  71. To support in motion; carry.
  72. To show; display; exhibit.
  73. To suffer; endure; hold; maintain.
  74. To produce; give birth to; yield fruit.
  75. To conduct ( oneself); behave.
  76. Finance. To depress the price of ( stocks, etc.).
  77. A large carnivorous animal, with massive body and short tail.
  78. A speculator who seeks to depress prices.
  79. One of two constellations; the Great Bear or Little Bear. See URSA MAJOR, etc.
  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.
  81. A kind of barley raised in Scotland and the North of England; called also bigg.
  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.
  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.
  84. To carry; to support; to suffer; to produce; to bring forth.
  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.

Usage examples for bear

  1. Let each one bear his lot. – Browning and the Dramatic Monologue by S. S. Curry
  2. " Bear with me, dear mother! – The Case of Richard Meynell by Mrs. Humphrey Ward
  3. Can you not bring yourself to bear with it? – The Living Link by James De Mille
  4. I can't bear it, if you are. – The Golden Silence by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
  5. I was to bear all the blame! – Rossmoyne by Unknown
  6. I can't bear you should think me worse than I am, and I don't want you to think me better than I am. – Peg Woffington by Charles Reade
  7. But you've done it already, Great Bear – The Hunters of the Hills by Joseph Altsheler
  8. Trouble may come, but I can bear it. – Ethel Morton at Chautauqua by Mabell S. C. Smith
  9. He was a bear at that. – Pee-wee Harris on the Trail by Percy Keese Fitzhugh
  10. " I can't bear to leave them," she said. – The Complete PG Edition of The Works of Winston Churchill by Winston Churchill
  11. Would she get that look on her dear face that he couldn't bear to see? – Jan and Her Job by L. Allen Harker
  12. That name mean little bear – The Huntress by Hulbert Footner
  13. Help me; I can bear no more." – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  14. But I cannot bear to have her go. – In Wild Rose Time by Amanda M. Douglas
  15. But to bear our name, never! – The Clique of Gold by Emile Gaboriau
  16. Father, I can't bear it! – The End of a Coil by Susan Warner
  17. Oh, don't bear down on him too hard, Joe. – Other Main-Travelled Roads by Hamlin Garland
  18. Bear in mind ... – Arsene Lupin by Edgar Jepson Maurice Leblanc
  19. I know you must go; but I can't bear it. – Wyoming, a Story of the Outdoor West by William MacLeod Raine
  20. " I must bear it as best I may," she said. – Orley Farm by Anthony Trollope