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  Definition of Bear
  1. massive plantigrade carnivorous or omnivorous mammals with long shaggy coats and strong claws
  2. 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
  3. have on one''s person; "He wore a red ribbon"; "bear a scar"
  4. give birth (to a newborn); "My wife had twins yesterday!"
  5. be pregnant with; "She is bearing his child"; "The are expecting another child in January"; "I am carrying his child"
  6. put up with something or somebody unpleasant; "I cannot bear his constant criticism"; "The new secretary had to endure a lot of unprofessional remarks"; "he learned to tolerate the heat"; "She stuck out two years in a miserable marriage"
  7. move while holding up or supporting; "Bear gifts"; "bear a heavy load"; "bear news"; "bearing orders"
  8. support or hold in a certain manner; "She holds her head high"; "He carried himself upright"
  9. bring forth, "The apple tree bore delicious apples this year"; "The unidentified plant bore gorgeous flowers"
  10. bring in; "interest-bearing accounts"; "How much does this savings certificate pay annually?"
  11. take on as one''s own the expenses or debts of another person; "I''ll accept the charges"; "She agreed to bear the responsibility"
  12. have rightfully; of rights, titles, and offices; "She bears the title of Duchess"; "He held the governorship for almost a decade"
  13. behave in a certain manner; "She carried herself well"; "he bore himself with dignity"; "They conducted themselves well during these difficult times"
  14. have; "bear a resemblance"; "bear a signature"
  15. contain or hold; have within; "The jar carries wine"; "The canteen holds fresh water"; "This can contains water"
Similar Words: wear, give birth, deliver, birth, have, have a bun in the oven, carry, gestate, expect, digest, endure, stick out, stomach, stand, tolerate, support, brook, abide, suffer, put up, hold, turn out, yield, pay, take over, accept, assume, behave, acquit, deport, conduct, comport, contain


See Also: corroborate, underpin, bear out, support


Hyponyms: brown bear, bruin, Ursus arctos, American black bear, black bear, Ursus americanus, Euarctos americanus, Asiatic black bear, Ursus thibetanus, Selenarctos thibetanus, ice bear, polar bear, Ursus Maritimus, Thalarctos maritimus, sloth bear, Melursus ursinus, Ursus ursinus, twin, drop, foal, kitten, lamb, litter, have a bun in the oven, carry, gestate, expect, accept, live with, swallow, stand for, hold still for, bear up, take lying down, take a joke, take, undergo, submit, sit out, pay, frogmarch, piggyback, stoop, poise, balance, behave, acquit, deport, conduct, comport, spin off, seed, crop, overbear, fruit, net, clear, pay off, face the music, carry-the can, fluster, assert, put forward, deal, walk around, pose, posture, retain, surround, environ, encircle, circle, round, ring, enclose, hold in, confine


Grouped Verbs: have a bun in the oven, carry, gestate, expect, give birth, deliver, birth, have, suffer, behave, acquit, deport, conduct, comport, hold, contain, take


Entailments: conceive, move, displace


Member Meronyms: Ursidae, family Ursidae


Derivational Morphology: clothing, article of clothing, vesture, wear, wearing, birth, parturition, giving birth, birthing, nativity, nascency, nascence, delivery, obstetrical delivery, expectation, gestation, gestation period, pregnancy, maternity, toleration, acceptance, sufferance, abidance, tolerance, endurance, carrier, bearer, toter, pallbearer, carriage, bearing, posture, carry, wage, pay, earnings, remuneration, salary, yield, fruit, output, production, assumption, laying claim, holder, comportment, presence, mien, demeanor, demeanour, behavior, behaviour, conduct, deportment, doings, capacity, content, container, cargo area, cargo deck, cargo hold, hold, storage area


Anagrams: brae, bare


Language Translations:
Afrikaans: beer   Albanian: ari and lind  
Armenian: արջ   Basque: hartz  
Belarusian: мядзведзь   Bosnian: medvjed  
Breton: arz and genel   Bulgarian: мечок and нося and раждам  
Catalan: ós and parir and portar and suportar   Chinese:  
Croatian: medvjed and roditi   Danish: bjørn  
Dutch: baren and beer and dragen and ondergaan   Esperanto: naskigi and urso  
Estonian: karu   Finnish: kantaa and karhu and sietää and synnyttää  
French: ours and porter and supporter   Frisian: bear  
Galician: oso   German: Bär and ertragen and gebären and tragen  
Greek: αρκούδα   Hebrew: דוב  
Hindi: भालो   Hungarian: medve and szül  
Icelandic: björn   Indonesian: beruang  
Interlingua: urso   Irish: béar donn  
Italian: orso and partorire and portare and sopportare   Japanese: and 生む  
Korean:   Latin: ursus  
Latvian: lācis   Lithuanian: lokys  
Macedonian: мечка   Malay: beruang  
Maltese: ors   Norwegian: bære and bjørn and tåle  
Novial: urse   Persian: خرس  
Polish: niedźwiedź and nosić and urodzić   Portuguese: parir and portar and suportar and urso  
Romanian: urs   Russian: выносить and медведь and носить and рожать  
Slovak: medveď and nosiť and porodiť   Slovene: medved and nositi and prenašati  
Spanish: llevar and oso and parir and soportar   Swahili: dubu  
Swedish: bära and björn and föda and tåla   Tagalog: oso  
Telugu: ఎలుగుబంటి   Turkish: ayı  
Ukrainian: ведмідь and носити   Welsh: arth  
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