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Definitions of bear

  1.   an investor with a pessimistic market outlook
  2.   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.).
  3.   To possess or carry, as a mark of authority or distinction; to wear; as, to bear a sword, badge, or name.
  4.   bring forth, " The apple tree bore delicious apples this year"; " The unidentified plant bore gorgeous flowers"
  5.   To possess mentally; to carry or hold in the mind; to entertain; to harbor
  6.   Born.
  7.   have on one's person; " He wore a red ribbon"; " bear a scar"
  8.   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
  9.   contain or hold; have within; " The jar carries wine"; " The canteen holds fresh water"; " This can contains water"
  10.   To render or give; to bring forward.
  11.   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).
  12.   To possess and use, as power; to exercise.
  13.   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.
  14.   To sustain, or be answerable for, as blame, expense, responsibility, etc.
  15.   To behave; to conduct.
  16.   give birth ( to a newborn); " My wife had twins yesterday!"
  17.   A speculator who seeks to depress prices.
  18.   behave in a certain manner; " She carried herself well"; " he bore himself with dignity"; " They conducted themselves well during these difficult times"
  19.   To take effect; to have influence or force; as, to bring matters to bear.
  20.   To support or sustain; to hold up.
  21.   To produce; give birth to; yield fruit.
  22.   A wild beast; a rude person.
  23.   One of two constellations in the northern hemisphere, called respectively the Great Bear and the Lesser Bear, or Ursa Major and Ursa Minor.
  24.   One of two constellations in the northern hemisphere, called respectively the Great and the Lesser Bear, or Ursa Major and Ursa Minor.
  25.   To carry; to support; to suffer; to produce; to bring forth.
  26.   A person who sells stocks or securities for future delivery in expectation of a fall in the market.
  27.   To endure with patience; to be patient.
  28.   To support at rest; sustain.
  29.   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.
  30.   Any species of the genus Ursus, and of the closely allied genera. Bears are plantigrade Carnivora, but they live largely on fruit and insects.
  31.   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)
  32.   Bore, bare.
  33.   take on as one's own the expenses or debts of another person; " I'll accept the charges"; " She agreed to bear the responsibility"
  34.   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.
  35.   To support and remove or carry; to convey.
  36.   To support in motion; carry.
  37.   To have a certain meaning, intent, or effect.
  38.   A bier.
  39.   To gain or win.
  40.   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.
  41.   Borne; in.
  42.   support or hold in a certain manner; " She holds her head high"; " He carried himself upright"
  43.   have rightfully; of rights, titles, and offices; " She bears the title of Duchess"; " He held the governorship for almost a decade"
  44.   To conduct; to bring; - said of persons.
  45.   To afford; to be to; to supply with.
  46.   To be situated, as to the point of compass, with respect to something else; as, the land bears N. by E.
  47.   Bere.
  48.   To conduct ( oneself); behave.
  49.   be pregnant with; " She is bearing his child"; " The are expecting another child in January"; " I am carrying his child"
  50.   Finance. To depress the price of ( stocks, etc.).
  51.   To be capable of supporting; be fruitful; to press, or weigh upon or against; tend; be related; take effect; be situated.
  52.   have; " bear a resemblance"; " bear a signature"
  53.   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.
  54.   A kind of barley raised in Scotland and the North of England; called also bigg.
  55.   A block covered with coarse matting; - used to scour the deck.
  56.   To endure; to tolerate; to undergo; to suffer.
  57.   To carry; endure; produce.
  58.   To relate or refer; - with on or upon; as, how does this bear on the question?
  59.   Borne.
  60.   move while holding up or supporting; " Bear gifts"; " bear a heavy load"; " bear news"; " bearing orders"
  61.   A large carnivorous animal, with massive body and short tail.
  62.   To press; - with on or upon, or against.
  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.   To suffer, as in carrying a burden.
  65.   To admit or be capable of; that is, to suffer or sustain without violence, injury, or change.
  66.   To sustain; to have on ( written or inscribed, or as a mark), as, the tablet bears this inscription.
  67.   Alt. of Bere
  68.   Born; as, a child was born.
  69.   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.
  70.   Bore.
  71.   A portable punching machine.
  72.   To bring forth or produce; to yield; as, to bear apples; to bear children; to bear interest.
  73.   To produce, as fruit; to be fruitful, in opposition to barrenness.
  74.   massive plantigrade carnivorous or omnivorous mammals with long shaggy coats and strong claws
  75.   To carry on, or maintain; to have.
  76.   One of two constellations; the Great Bear or Little Bear. See URSA MAJOR, etc.
  77.   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.
  78.   To show; display; exhibit.
  79.   Bearing.
  80.   To endeavor to depress the price of, or prices in; as, to bear a railroad stock; to bear the market.
  81.   To suffer; endure; hold; maintain.
  82.   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.
  83.   To manage, wield, or direct.
  84.   bring in; " interest- bearing accounts"; " How much does this savings certificate pay annually?"
  85.   Metaphorically: A brutal, coarse, or morose person.

Quotes of bear

  1. Let my name stand among those who are willing to bear ridicule and reproach for the truth's sake, and so earn some right to rejoice when the victory is won. – Louisa May Alcott
  2. For who can bear to feel himself forgotten? – W. H. Auden
  3. Our bodies are shaped to bear children, and our lives are a working out of the processes of creation. All our ambitions and intelligence are beside that great elemental point. – Saint Augustine
  4. We must wake ourselves up! Or somebody else will take our place, and bear our cross, and thereby rob us of our crown. – William Booth
  5. To bear is to conquer our fate. – Thomas Campbell
  6. Perhaps our only sickness is to desire a truth which we cannot bear rather than to rest content with the fictions we manufacture out of each other. – Lawrence Durrell
  7. We judged that a sudden, disorderly failure of Bear would have brought with it unpredictable but severe consequences for the functioning of the broader financial system and the broader economy, with lower equity prices, further downward pressure on home values, and less access to credit for companies and households. – Timothy Geithner
  8. Great comforts do, indeed, bear witness to the truth of thy grace, but not to the degree of it; the weak child is oftener in the lap than the strong one. – William Gurnall
  9. Never bear more than one kind of trouble at a time. Some people bear three kinds of trouble- the ones they've had, the ones they have, and the ones they expect to have. – Edward Everett Hale
  10. The bear is what we all wrestle with. Everybody has their bear in life. It's about conquering that bear and letting him go. – Jennifer Lopez
  11. You have to bear in mind that Mr. Autry's favorite horse was named Champion. He ain't ever had one called Runner Up. – Gene Mauch
  12. What makes old age hard to bear is not the failing of one's faculties, mental and physical, but the burden of one's memories. – W. Somerset Maugham
  13. Please believe that I do this because I am convinced that my illness cannot be helped for any length of time and I cannot bear to be a burden on anyone any longer. – Susannah McCorkle
  14. Bear and endure: This sorrow will one day prove to be for your good. – Ovid
  15. The proper means of increasing the love we bear our native country is to reside some time in a foreign one. – William Shenstone

Usage examples for bear

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

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