• (v. t.) To support or sustain; to hold up.
• (v. t.) To support and remove or carry; to convey.
• (v. t.) To conduct; to bring; -- said of persons.
• (v. t.) To possess and use, as power; to exercise.
• (v. t.) To sustain; to have on (written or inscribed, or as a
mark), as, the tablet bears this inscription.
• (v. t.) To possess or carry, as a mark of authority or
distinction; to wear; as, to bear a sword, badge, or name.
• (v. t.) To possess mentally; to carry or hold in the mind; to
entertain; to harbor
• (v. t.) To endure; to tolerate; to undergo; to suffer.
• (v. t.) To gain or win.
• (v. t.) To sustain, or be answerable for, as blame, expense,
• (v. t.) To render or give; to bring forward.
• (v. t.) To carry on, or maintain; to have.
• (v. t.) To admit or be capable of; that is, to suffer or sustain
without violence, injury, or change.
• (v. t.) To manage, wield, or direct.
• (v. t.) To behave; to conduct.
• (v. t.) To afford; to be to; to supply with.
• (v. t.) To bring forth or produce; to yield; as, to bear apples;
to bear children; to bear interest.
• (v. i.) To produce, as fruit; to be fruitful, in opposition to
• (v. i.) To suffer, as in carrying a burden.
• (v. i.) To endure with patience; to be patient.
• (v. i.) To press; -- with on or upon, or against.
• (v. i.) To take effect; to have influence or force; as, to bring
matters to bear.
• (v. i.) To relate or refer; -- with on or upon; as, how does this
bear on the question?
• (v. i.) To have a certain meaning, intent, or effect.
• (v. i.) To be situated, as to the point of compass, with respect
to something else; as, the land bears N. by E.
• (n.) A bier.
• (n.) Any species of the genus Ursus, and of the closely allied
genera. Bears are plantigrade Carnivora, but they live largely on fruit
• (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.
• (n.) One of two constellations in the northern hemisphere, called
respectively the Great Bear and the Lesser Bear, or Ursa Major and Ursa
• (n.) Metaphorically: A brutal, coarse, or morose person.
• (n.) A person who sells stocks or securities for future delivery
in expectation of a fall in the market.
• (n.) A portable punching machine.
• (n.) A block covered with coarse matting; -- used to scour the
• (v. t.) To endeavor to depress the price of, or prices in; as, to
bear a railroad stock; to bear the market.
• (n.) Alt. of Bere