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    Definition:
    Bear - (v. t.) To support or sustain; to hold up.
    Bear - (v. t.) To support and remove or carry; to convey.
    Bear - (v. t.) To conduct; to bring; -- said of persons.
    Bear - (v. t.) To possess and use, as power; to exercise.
    Bear - (v. t.) To sustain; to have on (written or inscribed, or as a mark), as, the tablet bears this inscription.
    Bear - (v. t.) To possess or carry, as a mark of authority or distinction; to wear; as, to bear a sword, badge, or name.
    Bear - (v. t.) To possess mentally; to carry or hold in the mind; to entertain; to harbor
    Bear - (v. t.) To endure; to tolerate; to undergo; to suffer.
    Bear - (v. t.) To gain or win.
    Bear - (v. t.) To sustain, or be answerable for, as blame, expense, responsibility, etc.
    Bear - (v. t.) To render or give; to bring forward.
    Bear - (v. t.) To carry on, or maintain; to have.
    Bear - (v. t.) To admit or be capable of; that is, to suffer or sustain without violence, injury, or change.
    Bear - (v. t.) To manage, wield, or direct.
    Bear - (v. t.) To behave; to conduct.
    Bear - (v. t.) To afford; to be to; to supply with.
    Bear - (v. t.) To bring forth or produce; to yield; as, to bear apples; to bear children; to bear interest.
    Bear - (v. i.) To produce, as fruit; to be fruitful, in opposition to barrenness.
    Bear - (v. i.) To suffer, as in carrying a burden.
    Bear - (v. i.) To endure with patience; to be patient.
    Bear - (v. i.) To press; -- with on or upon, or against.
    Bear - (v. i.) To take effect; to have influence or force; as, to bring matters to bear.
    Bear - (v. i.) To relate or refer; -- with on or upon; as, how does this bear on the question?
    Bear - (v. i.) To have a certain meaning, intent, or effect.
    Bear - (v. i.) To be situated, as to the point of compass, with respect to something else; as, the land bears N. by E.
    Bear - (n.) A bier.
    Bear - (n.) Any species of the genus Ursus, and of the closely allied genera. Bears are plantigrade Carnivora, but they live largely on fruit and insects.
    Bear - (n.) 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.
    Bear - (n.) One of two constellations in the northern hemisphere, called respectively the Great Bear and the Lesser Bear, or Ursa Major and Ursa Minor.
    Bear - (n.) Metaphorically: A brutal, coarse, or morose person.
    Bear - (n.) A person who sells stocks or securities for future delivery in expectation of a fall in the market.
    Bear - (n.) A portable punching machine.
    Bear - (n.) A block covered with coarse matting; -- used to scour the deck.
    Bear - (v. t.) To endeavor to depress the price of, or prices in; as, to bear a railroad stock; to bear the market.
    Bear - (n.) Alt. of Bere
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    Abear - (v. t.) To bear; to behave.
    Abear - (v. t.) To put up with; to endure.
    Abearance - (n.) Behavior.
    Abearing - (n.) Behavior.
    Ant-bear - (n.) An edentate animal of tropical America (the Tamanoir), living on ants. It belongs to the genus Myrmecophaga.
    Armor-bearer - (n.) One who carries the armor or arms of another; an armiger.
    Bearing - (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bear
    Bearable - (a.) Capable of being borne or endured; tolerable.
    Bearberry - (n.) A trailing plant of the heath family (Arctostaphylos uva-ursi), having leaves which are tonic and astringent, and glossy red berries of which bears are said to be fond.
    Bearbind - (n.) The bindweed (Convolvulus arvensis).
    Beard - (n.) The hair that grows on the chin, lips, and adjacent parts of the human face, chiefly of male adults.
    Beard - (n.) The long hairs about the face in animals, as in the goat.
    Beard - (n.) The cluster of small feathers at the base of the beak in some birds
    Beard - (n.) The appendages to the jaw in some Cetacea, and to the mouth or jaws of some fishes.
    Beard - (n.) The byssus of certain shellfish, as the muscle.
    Beard - (n.) The gills of some bivalves, as the oyster.
    Beard - (n.) In insects, the hairs of the labial palpi of moths and butterflies.
    Beard - (n.) Long or stiff hairs on a plant; the awn; as, the beard of grain.
    Beard - (n.) A barb or sharp point of an arrow or other instrument, projecting backward to prevent the head from being easily drawn out.
    Beard - (n.) That part of the under side of a horse's lower jaw which is above the chin, and bears the curb of a bridle.
    Beard - (n.) That part of a type which is between the shoulder of the shank and the face.
    Beard - (n.) An imposition; a trick.
    Bearded - (imp. & p. p.) of Beard
    Bearding - (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Beard
    Beard - (v. t.) To take by the beard; to seize, pluck, or pull the beard of (a man), in anger or contempt.
    Beard - (v. t.) To oppose to the gills; to set at defiance.
    Beard - (v. t.) To deprive of the gills; -- used only of oysters and similar shellfish.
    Bearded - (a.) Having a beard.
    Beardie - (n.) The bearded loach (Nemachilus barbatus) of Europe.
    Beardless - (a.) Without a beard. Hence: Not having arrived at puberty or manhood; youthful.
    Beardless - (a.) Destitute of an awn; as, beardless wheat.
    Beardlessness - (n.) The state or quality of being destitute of beard.
    Bearer - (n.) One who, or that which, bears, sustains, or carries.
    Bearer - (n.) Specifically: One who assists in carrying a body to the grave; a pallbearer.
    Bearer - (n.) A palanquin carrier; also, a house servant.
    Bearer - (n.) A tree or plant yielding fruit; as, a good bearer.
    Bearer - (n.) One who holds a check, note, draft, or other order for the payment of money; as, pay to bearer.
    Bearer - (n.) A strip of reglet or other furniture to bear off the impression from a blank page; also, a type or type-high piece of metal interspersed in blank parts to support the plate when it is shaved.
    Bearherd - (n.) A man who tends a bear.
    Bearhound - (n.) A hound for baiting or hunting bears.
    Bearing - (n.) The manner in which one bears or conducts one's self; mien; behavior; carriage.
    Bearing - (n.) Patient endurance; suffering without complaint.
    Bearing - (n.) 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.
    Bearing - (n.) Purport; meaning; intended significance; aspect.
    Bearing - (n.) The act, power, or time of producing or giving birth; as, a tree in full bearing; a tree past bearing.
    Bearing - (n.) 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.
    Bearing - (n.) The portion of a support on which anything rests.
    Bearing - (n.) Improperly, the unsupported span; as, the beam has twenty feet of bearing between its supports.
    Bearing - (n.) The part of an axle or shaft in contact with its support, collar, or boxing; the journal.
    Bearing - (n.) The part of the support on which a journal rests and rotates.
    Bearing - (n.) Any single emblem or charge in an escutcheon or coat of arms -- commonly in the pl.
    Bearing - (n.) 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.
    Bearing - (n.) The widest part of a vessel below the plank-sheer.
    Bearing - (n.) The line of flotation of a vessel when properly trimmed with cargo or ballast.
    Bearing cloth - () A cloth with which a child is covered when carried to be baptized.
    Bearing rein - () A short rein looped over the check hook or the hames to keep the horse's head up; -- called in the United States a checkrein.
    Bearish - (a.) Partaking of the qualities of a bear; resembling a bear in temper or manners.
    Bearishness - (n.) Behavior like that of a bear.
    Bearn - (n.) See Bairn.
    Bear's-breech - (n.) See Acanthus, n., 1.
    Bear's-breech - (n.) The English cow parsnip (Heracleum sphondylium)
    Bear's-ear - (n.) A kind of primrose (Primula auricula), so called from the shape of the leaf.
    Bear's-foot - (n.) A species of hellebore (Helleborus foetidus), with digitate leaves. It has an offensive smell and acrid taste, and is a powerful emetic, cathartic, and anthelmintic.
    Bearskin - (n.) The skin of a bear.
    Bearskin - (n.) A coarse, shaggy, woolen cloth for overcoats.
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    Oxford: Definition: Similar or Containing
    Ball-bearing - n. 1 bearing in which the two halves are separated by a ring of small balls. 2 one of these balls.
    Brown bear - n. Large n. American brown bear.
    Bugbear - n. 1 cause of annoyance. 2 object of baseless fear. [bug = bogey]
    Forbear - v. (past forbore; past part. Forborne) formal abstain or desist (from) (could not forbear (from) speaking out; forbore to mention it). [old english: related to *bear1]
    Forbear - var. Of *forebear.
    Forbearance - n. Patient self-control; tolerance.
    Forebear - n. (also forbear) (usu. In pl.) Ancestor. [from *fore, obsolete beer: related to *be]
    Great bear - see *bear2.
    Little bear - see *bear2.
    Old man's beard - n. Wild clematis, with grey fluffy hairs round the seeds.
    Overbear - v. (past -bore; past part. -borne) 1 (as overbearing adj.) A domineering, bullying. B overpowering. 2 bear down by weight, force, or emotion. 3 repress by power or authority.
    Pallbearer - n. Person helping to carry or escort a coffin at a funeral.
    Polar bear - n. Large white bear living in the arctic regions.
    Roller bearing - n. Bearing like a ball-bearing but with small cylinders instead of balls.
    Standard-bearer - n. 1 soldier who carries a standard. 2 prominent leader in a cause.
    Train-bearer - n. Person holding up the train of a robe etc.
    Unbearable - adj. Unendurable. unbearably adv.
    Water-bearer - var. Of *water-carrier.

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