bearing

  • 1Bearing — Bear ing (b[^a]r [i^]ng), n. 1. The manner in which one bears or conducts one s self; mien; behavior; carriage. [1913 Webster] I know him by his bearing. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. Patient endurance; suffering without complaint. [1913 Webster] 3.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2bearing — n Bearing, deportment, demeanor, mien, port, presence are comparable when they denote the way in which or the quality by which a person outwardly manifests his personality and breeding. Bearing is the most general of these words; it may imply… …

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  • 3bearing — [ber′iŋ] n. 1. way of carrying and conducting oneself; carriage; manner; mien 2. a support or supporting part 3. a) the act, power, or period of producing young, fruit, etc. b) ability to produce c) anything borne or produced, as a crop, fruit,… …

    English World dictionary

  • 4Bearing — may refer to: * Bearing (navigation), a term for direction * Bearing (mechanical), a component that separates moving parts and takes a load …

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  • 5bearing — [n1] person’s conduct, posture address, air, aspect, attitude, behavior, carriage, comportment, demeanor, deportment, display, front, look, manner, mien, poise, port, pose, presence, set, stand; concepts 411,633 bearing [n2] significance… …

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  • 6bearing — ► NOUN 1) a person s way of standing, moving, or behaving. 2) relation; relevance: the case has no bearing on the issues. 3) (bearings) a device that allows two parts to rotate or move in contact with each other. 4) direction or position relative …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7bearing — index behavior, color (complexion), conduct, connection (relation), connotation, content (meaning …

    Law dictionary

  • 8bearing on — index relative (relevant) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 9bearing — carrying of oneself, deportment, mid 13c., from BEAR (Cf. bear) (v.). Mechanical sense of part of a machine that bears the friction is from 1791 …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 10bearing — [1] The area of a unit in which the contacting surface of a revolving part rests in order to minimize wear and friction between two surfaces. [2] An antifriction reducing device that is usually found between two moving parts. The babbitt bearings …

    Dictionary of automotive terms

  • 11bearing — /bair ing/, n. 1. the manner in which one conducts or carries oneself, including posture and gestures: a man of dignified bearing. 2. the act, capability, or period of producing or bringing forth: a tree past bearing. 3. something that is… …

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  • 12bearing — n. relation 1) to have a bearing on (that fact has no bearing on the case) 2) a direct bearing position 3) to take a bearing on (we took a bearing on the hill) carriage manner 4) a dignified; military; regal, royal bearing machine part that… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 13bearing — noun 1 way in which sth is related ADJECTIVE ▪ direct, important, significant ▪ The rise in interest rates had a direct bearing on the company s profits. VERB + BEARING ▪ have …

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  • 14bearing — [[t]be͟ərɪŋ[/t]] ♦♦♦ bearings 1) PHRASE: V inflects If something has a bearing on a situation or event, it is relevant to it. Experts generally agree that diet has an important bearing on your general health... My father s achievements really don …

    English dictionary

  • 15bearing */ — UK [ˈbeərɪŋ] / US [ˈberɪŋ] noun Word forms bearing : singular bearing plural bearings 1) [singular] the particular way in which someone stands, moves, or behaves her proud bearing 2) [countable] a part of a machine that holds a moving part See:… …

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  • 16bearing — Synonyms and related words: Zeitgeist, action, actions, activity, acts, address, affectation, affective meaning, aftermath, aim, air, air express, airfreight, airlift, applicability, application, appositeness, aspect, asportation, attitude, axis …

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