|1.||[ verb ] have|
: "bear a resemblance" "bear a signature"
|Related terms:||have carry|
|2.||[ verb ] give birth (to a newborn)|
|Synonyms:||have give_birth birthe birth deliver|
"My wife had twins yesterday!"
|Related terms:||produce foal drop yean kitten lamb litter twin birth delivery conceive|
|3.||[ verb ] put up with something or somebody unpleasant|
|Synonyms:||stand suffer tolerate endure put_up brook abide stick_out digest support stomach|
"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"
|Related terms:||permit take pay accept stand_for bear_up take_lying_down take_a_joke sit_out suffer endurance tolerance toleration|
|4.||[ verb ] move while holding up or supporting|
"Bear gifts" "bear a heavy load" also with communication nouns: "bear news" "bearing orders"
|Related terms:||transport frogmarch piggyback bearer pallbearer move move|
|5.||[ verb ] bring forth, "The apple tree bore delicious apples this year"|
"The unidentified plant bore gorgeous flowers"
|Related terms:||make crop spin_off overbear fruit seed corroborate|
|6.||[ verb ] take on as one's own the expenses or debts of another person|
|Synonyms:||accept assume take_over|
"I'll accept the charges" "She agreed to bear the responsibility"
|Related terms:||take face_the_music assumption|
|7.||[ verb ] (business) bring in; as of investments|
"interest-bearing accounts" "How much does this savings certificate pay annually?"
|Related terms:||gain pay_off net investment output output|
|8.||[ verb ] contain or hold; have within|
|Synonyms:||hold contain carry|
: "The jar carries wine" "The canteen holds fresh water" "This can contains water"
|Related terms:||include surround house retain enclose contain capacity cargo_area|
|9.||[ noun ] (zoology) massive plantigrade carnivorous or omnivorous mammals with long shaggy coats and strong claws|
|Related terms:||carnivore bruin sloth_bear American_black_bear Asiatic_black_bear ice_bear brown_bear Ursidae|
|10.||[ verb ] have on one's person|
"He wore a red ribbon" "bear a scar"
|Related terms:||have clothing|
|11.||[ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 4614|
|12.||[ verb ] support or hold in a certain manner|
"She holds her head high" "He carried himself upright"
|Related terms:||behave poise stoop piggyback stoop behave carriage|
|13.||[ verb ] be pregnant with|
|Synonyms:||expect gestate have_a_bun_in_the_oven carry|
"She is bearing his child" "The are expecting another child in January" "I am carrying his child"
|Related terms:||give_birth expect pregnancy gestation conceive|
|14.||[ verb ] behave in a certain manner|
|Synonyms:||behave conduct carry comport deport acquit|
"She carried herself well" "he bore himself with dignity" "They conducted themselves well during these difficult times"
|Related terms:||act hold deal assert fluster walk_around pose hold behavior demeanor bearing|
|15.||[ verb ] have rightfully; of rights, titles, and offices|
"She bears the title of Duchess" "He held the governorship for almost a decade"
|Related terms:||have must bearer|
|16.||[ noun ] (stock exchange) 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|
|Related terms:||bull investor|