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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Bear  \Bear\  (b[^a]r),  v.  t.  [imp.  {Bore}  (b[=o]r)  (formerly 
  {Bare}  (b[^a]r));  p.  p.  {Born}  (b[^o]rn),  {Borne}  (b[=o]r); 
  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Bearing}.]  [OE.  beren,  AS  beran,  beoran  to 
  bear,  carry,  produce;  akin  to  D.  baren  to  bring  forth,  G. 
  geb["a]ren,  Goth.  ba['i]ran  to  bear  or  carry,  Icel.  bera,  Sw 
  b["a]ra,  Dan.  b[ae]re,  OHG.  beran,  peran,  L.  ferre  to  bear, 
  carry,  produce,  Gr  fe`rein,  OSlav  brati  to  take  carry,  OIr. 
  berim  I  bear,  Skr.  bh[.r]  to  bear.  [root]92.  Cf  {Fertile}.] 
  1.  To  support  or  sustain;  to  hold  up 
  2.  To  support  and  remove  or  carry;  to  convey. 
  I  'll  bear  your  logs  the  while  --Shak. 
  3.  To  conduct;  to  bring  --  said  of  persons.  [Obs.] 
  Bear  them  to  my  house.  --Shak. 
  4.  To  possess  and  use  as  power;  to  exercise. 
  Every  man  should  bear  rule  in  his  own  house. 
  --Esther  i. 
  5.  To  sustain;  to  have  on  (written  or  inscribed,  or  as  a 
  mark),  as  the  tablet  bears  this  inscription. 
  6.  To  possess  or  carry,  as  a  mark  of  authority  or 
  distinction;  to  wear;  as  to  bear  a  sword,  badge,  or  name 
  7.  To  possess  mentally;  to  carry  or  hold  in  the  mind;  to 
  entertain;  to  harbor  --Dryden. 
  The  ancient  grudge  I  bear  him  --Shak. 
  8.  To  endure;  to  tolerate;  to  undergo;  to  suffer. 
  Should  such  a  man,  too  fond  to  rule  alone,  Bear, 
  like  the  Turk,  no  brother  near  the  throne.  --Pope. 
  I  cannot  bear  The  murmur  of  this  lake  to  hear. 
  My  punishment  is  greater  than  I  can  bear.  --Gen.  iv 
  9.  To  gain  or  win.  [Obs.] 
  Some  think  to  bear  it  by  speaking  a  great  word 
  She  was  .  .  .  found  not  guilty,  through  bearing  of 
  friends  and  bribing  of  the  judge.  --Latimer. 
  10.  To  sustain,  or  be  answerable  for  as  blame,  expense, 
  responsibility,  etc 
  He  shall  bear  their  iniquities.  --Is.  liii 
  Somewhat  that  will  bear  your  charges.  --Dryden. 
  11.  To  render  or  give  to  bring  forward.  ``Your  testimony 
  bear''  --Dryden. 
  12.  To  carry  on  or  maintain;  to  have  ``The  credit  of 
  bearing  a  part  in  the  conversation.''  --Locke. 
  13.  To  admit  or  be  capable  of  that  is  to  suffer  or  sustain 
  without  violence,  injury,  or  change. 
  In  all  criminal  cases  the  most  favorable 
  interpretation  should  be  put  on  words  that  they  can 
  possibly  bear.  --Swift. 
  14.  To  manage,  wield,  or  direct.  ``Thus  must  thou  thy  body 
  bear.''  --Shak.  Hence:  To  behave;  to  conduct. 
  Hath  he  borne  himself  penitently  in  prison  ? 
  15.  To  afford;  to  be  to  to  supply  with 
  His  faithful  dog  shall  bear  him  company.  --Pope. 
  16.  To  bring  forth  or  produce;  to  yield;  as  to  bear  apples; 
  to  bear  children;  to  bear  interest. 
  Here  dwelt  the  man  divine  whom  Samos  bore. 
  Note:  In  the  passive  form  of  this  verb  the  best  modern  usage 
  restricts  the  past  participle  born  to  the  sense  of 
  brought  forth,  while  borne  is  used  in  the  other  senses 
  of  the  word  In  the  active  form  borne  alone  is  used  as 
  the  past  participle. 
  {To  bear  down}. 
  a  To  force  into  a  lower  place  to  carry  down  to 
  depress  or  sink.  ``His  nose,  .  .  .  large  as  were  the 
  others  bore  them  down  into  insignificance.'' 
  b  To  overthrow  or  crush  by  force;  as  to  bear  down  an 
  {To  bear  a  hand}. 
  a  To  help;  to  give  assistance. 
  b  (Naut.)  To  make  haste;  to  be  quick. 
  {To  bear  in  hand},  to  keep  one  up  in  expectation,  usually 
  by  promises  never  to  be  realized;  to  amuse  by  false 
  pretenses;  to  delude.  [Obs.]  ``How  you  were  borne  in  hand, 
  how  crossed.''  --Shak. 
  {To  bear  in  mind},  to  remember. 
  {To  bear  off}. 
  a  To  restrain;  to  keep  from  approach. 
  b  (Naut.)  To  remove  to  a  distance;  to  keep  clear  from 
  rubbing  against  anything  as  to  bear  off  a  blow;  to 
  bear  off  a  boat. 
  c  To  gain;  to  carry  off  as  a  prize. 
  {To  bear  one  hard},  to  owe  one  a  grudge.  [Obs.]  ``C[ae]sar 
  doth  bear  me  hard.''  --Shak. 
  {To  bear  out}. 
  a  To  maintain  and  support  to  the  end  to  defend  to  the 
  last  ``Company  only  can  bear  a  man  out  in  an  ill 
  thing.''  --South. 
  b  To  corroborate;  to  confirm. 
  {To  bear  up},  to  support;  to  keep  from  falling  or  sinking. 
  ``Religious  hope  bears  up  the  mind  under  sufferings.'' 
  Syn:  To  uphold;  sustain;  maintain;  support;  undergo;  suffer; 
  endure;  tolerate;  carry;  convey;  transport;  waft. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Bearing  \Bear"ing\,  n. 
  1.  The  manner  in  which  one  bears  or  conducts  one's  self 
  mien;  behavior;  carriage. 
  I  know  him  by  his  bearing.  --Shak. 
  2.  Patient  endurance;  suffering  without  complaint. 
  3.  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. 
  But  of  this  frame,  the  bearings  and  the  ties,  The 
  strong  connections,  nice  dependencies.  --Pope. 
  4.  Purport;  meaning;  intended  significance;  aspect. 
  5.  The  act  power,  or  time  of  producing  or  giving  birth;  as 
  a  tree  in  full  bearing;  a  tree  past  bearing. 
  [His  mother]  in  travail  of  his  bearing.  --R.  of 
  6.  (Arch.) 
  a  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. 
  b  The  portion  of  a  support  on  which  anything  rests. 
  c  Improperly,  the  unsupported  span;  as  the  beam  has 
  twenty  feet  of  bearing  between  its  supports. 
  7.  (Mach.) 
  a  The  part  of  an  axle  or  shaft  in  contact  with  its 
  support,  collar,  or  boxing;  the  journal. 
  b  The  part  of  the  support  on  which  a  journal  rests  and 
  8.  (Her.)  Any  single  emblem  or  charge  in  an  escutcheon  or 
  coat  of  arms  --  commonly  in  the  pl 
  A  carriage  covered  with  armorial  bearings. 
  9.  (Naut.) 
  a  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. 
  b  pl  The  widest  part  of  a  vessel  below  the  plank-sheer. 
  c  pl  The  line  of  flotation  of  a  vessel  when  properly 
  trimmed  with  cargo  or  ballast. 
  {Ball  bearings}.  See  under  {Ball}. 
  {To  bring  one  to  his  bearings},  to  bring  one  to  his  senses 
  {To  lose  one's  bearings},  to  become  bewildered. 
  {To  take  bearings},  to  ascertain  by  the  compass  the  position 
  of  an  object;  to  ascertain  the  relation  of  one  object  or 
  place  to  another;  to  ascertain  one's  position  by  reference 
  to  landmarks  or  to  the  compass;  hence  (Fig.),  to  ascertain 
  the  condition  of  things  when  one  is  in  trouble  or 
  Syn:  Deportment;  gesture;  mien;  behavior;  manner;  carriage; 
  demeanor;  port;  conduct;  direction;  relation;  tendency; 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  1:  (of  a  structural  member)  withstanding  a  weight  or  strain 
  [syn:  {bearing(a)}]  [ant:  {nonbearing}] 
  2:  (combining  form)  producing  or  yielding;  "an  interest-bearing 
  note";  "fruit-bearing  trees" 
  n  1:  relevant  relation  or  interconnection:  "those  issues  have  no 
  bearing  on  our  situation" 
  2:  the  direction  or  path  along  which  something  moves  or  along 
  which  it  lies  [syn:  {heading},  {aim}] 
  3:  dignified  manner  or  conduct  [syn:  {comportment},  {presence}, 
  4:  characteristic  way  of  bearing  one's  body:  "stood  with  good 
  posture"  [syn:  {carriage},  {posture}] 
  5:  a  design  or  image  depicted  on  a  shield  [syn:  {charge},  {heraldic 
  bearing},  {armorial  bearing}] 
  6:  placed  between  moving  parts  to  allow  them  to  move  easily 

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