1. [ noun ] (transportation) the direction or path along which something moves or along which it lies
Synonyms: aim heading
Related terms: direction tack steer
2. [ noun ] dignified manner or conduct
Synonyms: presence mien comportment
Related terms: manner dignity behave
3. [ noun ] relevant relation or interconnection

: "those issues have no bearing on our situation"

Related terms: relatedness
4. [ noun ] characteristic way of bearing one's body
Synonyms: posture carriage

: "stood with good posture"

Related terms: bodily_property walk gracefulness awkwardness slouch hold
5. [ noun ] (heraldry) heraldry consisting of a design or image depicted on a shield
Synonyms: heraldic_bearing armorial_bearing charge
Related terms: heraldry chevron annulet ordinary fleur-de-lis charge
6. [ adjective ] (of a structural member) withstanding a weight or strain
Related terms: nonbearing load-bearing
7. [ adjective ] (combining form) producing or yielding

"an interest-bearing note" "fruit-bearing trees"

Related terms: combining_form productive
8. [ noun ] a rotating support placed between moving parts to allow them to move easily
Related terms: support ball_bearing fifth_wheel journal_bearing thrust_bearing rotating_mechanism
Similar spelling:   bering