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Definitions of bearing

  1. the direction or path along which something moves or along which it lies
  2. heraldry consisting of a design or image depicted on a shield
  3. completely unclothed; " bare bodies"; " naked from the waste up"; " a nude model"
  4. ( combining form) producing or yielding; " an interest- bearing note"; " fruit- bearing trees"
  5. a rotating support placed between moving parts to allow them to move easily
  6. dignified manner or conduct
  7. characteristic way of bearing one's body; " stood with good posture"
  8. relevant relation or interconnection; " those issues have no bearing on our situation"
  9. ( of a structural member) withstanding a weight or strain
  10. producing or yielding; " an interest- bearing note"; " fruit- bearing trees"
  11. The manner in which one bears or conducts one's self; mien; behavior; carriage.
  12. Patient endurance; suffering without complaint.
  13. The situation of one object, with respect to another, such situation being supposed to have a connection with the object, or influence upon it, or to be influenced by it; hence, relation; connection.
  14. Purport; meaning; intended significance; aspect.
  15. The act, power, or time of producing or giving birth; as, a tree in full bearing; a tree past bearing.
  16. That part of any member of a building which rests upon its supports; as, a lintel or beam may have four inches of bearing upon the wall.
  17. The portion of a support on which anything rests.
  18. Improperly, the unsupported span; as, the beam has twenty feet of bearing between its supports.
  19. The part of an axle or shaft in contact with its support, collar, or boxing; the journal.
  20. The part of the support on which a journal rests and rotates.
  21. The situation of a distant object, with regard to a ship's position, as on the bow, on the lee quarter, etc.; the direction or point of the compass in which an object is seen; as, the bearing of the cape was W. N. W.
  22. The widest part of a vessel below the plank- sheer.
  23. The line of flotation of a vessel when properly trimmed with cargo or ballast.
  24. Any single emblem or charge in an escutcheon or coat of arms - commonly in the pl.
  25. The act of enduring with patience; manner of carrying the head and body; as, I knew him by his bearing; behavior; meaning or significance; the act or power of producing; the part of a machine that supports the friction; the direction or point of the compass in which an object is seen; the position of one object with respect to another; usually in plural; as, it was so dark that it was impossible for us to get our bearings.
  26. Of bear.
  27. Behavior: situation of one object with regard to another: relation.
  28. Deportment; relative position.
  29. The act of sustaining producing, etc.
  30. Deportment; manner.
  31. Relation; meaning.
  32. A part ( of a machine) that rests on something. or on which something rests.
  33. A heraldic device.
  34. The charges that fill an escutcheon or coat of arms.
  35. Patient endurance; deportment; the situation of one object with respect to another; connection; production; the distance between the points of support of a piece of timber.
  36. Carrying; producing.
  37. Behaviour; gesture; the situation of one object with respect to another; the figures, called charges, on an escutcheon.
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Antonyms for bearing

impropriety, irrelevancy, inappositeness, impertinence, irrelevance, unsuitability, inappropriateness, variance, unfruitful, unfitness, insignificance, Incongruence, fruitless, extraneousness, infertile, incongruousness, sterile, uselessness, inaptness, incongruity, improperness, infelicity, wrongness, impotent, incompatibility, inapplicability, variability, barren, meaninglessness, pointlessness, nonbearing, incorrectness.

Quotes of bearing

  1. A high heart ought to bear calamities and not flee them, since in bearing them appears the grandeur of the mind and in fleeing them the cowardice of the heart. – Pietro Aretino
  2. With each new book, the march of our national history takes a step forward. When one is present at a book launch, one is bearing witness to the birth of a new body of ideas, to the coming into being of another testimony of history. – Ibrahim Babangida
  3. It is, finally, a word is untimely in three different senses, and bearing it as one's treasure will not win one anyone's favours; one rather risks finding oneself outside everyone's camp... Beauty is the word that shall be our first. – Hans Urs von Balthasar
  4. The two powers which in my opinion constitute a wise man are those of bearing and forbearing. – Epictetus
  5. People talk about the courage of condemned men walking to the place of execution: sometimes it needs as much courage to walk with any kind of bearing towards another person's habitual misery. – Graham Greene
  6. Every document, apparently ancient, coming from the proper repository or custody, and bearing on its face no evident marks of forger, the law presumes to be genuine, and devolves on the opposing party the burden of proving it to be otherwise. – Simon Greenleaf
  7. The practice of patience toward one another, the overlooking of one another's defects, and the bearing of one another's burdens is the most elementary condition of all human and social activity in the family, in the professions, and in society. – Lawrence G. Lovasik
  8. Honesty is the most single most important factor having a direct bearing on the final success of an individual, corporation, or product. – Ed McMahon
  9. I cannot give any scientist of any age better advice than this: the intensity of a conviction that a hypothesis is true has no bearing over whether it is true or not. – Peter Medawar
  10. Every artist seems to me to have the job of bearing witness to the world we live in. To some extent I think of all of us as artists, because we have voices and we are each of us unique. – Jane Rule
  11. Because I am afraid of commitment. This movie certainly has some bearing and is some reflection of my real feeling about relationships, because I do have commitment issues. My friends tell me I have intimacy problems, but they don't know me, so who cares what they think? – Garry Shandling
  12. Behind the man is the Tree of Life, bearing twelve fruits, and the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil is behind the woman; the serpent is twining round it. – Arthur E. Waite
  13. Through the harsh design of fate, Florida was dealt the unfortunate circumstances of bearing the brunt of not one but two hurricanes, and it appears more dark clouds are poised to visit the Sunshine State. – Ginny B. Waite

Usage examples for bearing

  1. At that moment a two- horse carriage bearing Mr. Hearty and Millie passed by, and drew up at the entrance to the chapel. – Adventures of Bindle by Herbert George Jenkins
  2. In another minute or two the point was decided; they distinguished a large dog bearing something white in its mouth, and making for the shore where they were standing. – Newton Forster by Frederick Marryat
  3. The Captain had promised to bear with things as they were, and surely he was bearing all he could. – Wanderers by Knut Hamsun
  4. Instantly into her bearing sprang an entirely new, alert eagerness. – The Road to Understanding by Eleanor H. Porter
  5. Tirailleurs went by bearing despatches. – The Garden Of Allah by Robert Hichens
  6. Thou art sweet, bearing with me! – On Prayer and The Contemplative Life by St. Thomas Aquinas
  7. We should not work less, but more, earnestly at our present duties, whatever these may be, for they would be seen in new importance as bearing on our place in that world of consequences. – Expositions of Holy Scripture Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus and Numbers by Alexander Maclaren
  8. Things are past bearing darling. – A Very Naughty Girl by L. T. Meade
  9. He ran his keen eyes over her, immediately impressed by her beauty and her bearing – Colorado Jim by George Goodchild
  10. And the furious horse was bearing her away into some region of darkness and terror. – In the Wilderness by Robert Hichens
  11. Slaves were capital, bearing interest in the form of work and of children. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  12. Trenta pointed to the retreating figure of Fra Pacifico bearing Enrica in his arms. – The Italians by Frances Elliot
  13. And then my father told me a long story which I will not here set down, because it hath no real bearing on my history. – The Coming of the King by James Hocking
  14. Still she was bearing up. – A Girl in Ten Thousand by L. T. Meade
  15. Whoever you are, you have the bearing of a gentleman; and, now that we have come to an understanding, I shall treat you as such. – Arms and the Woman by Harold MacGrath
  16. Not of an individual- I feel sure of that, though I cannot recall what it is I have in my mind- but of a general bearing – No Thoroughfare by Charles Dickens and Wilkie Collins
  17. This drover and his fellow go north to- night, bearing the cross o' fire. – The Reckoning by Robert W. Chambers
  18. I think their bearing was worthy of the mother- State which sent them there; and I doubt not she will receive them with joy and gratitude. – The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government, Vol. 1 (of 2) by Jefferson Davis
  19. By the time he reached them they had been some half- hour at the lake, and had most of them ventured cautiously to try the bearing power of the ice. – Up in Ardmuirland by Michael Barrett
  20. Thus, while the physical fact remains the same for all, the whole bearing of it may so differ that Death to one man will be a Destroyer, while to another it is a Friend. – Expositions of Holy Scripture: Romans Corinthians (To II Corinthians, Chap. V) by Alexander Maclaren

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