bear is the dictionary form of born Definition of bear
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"
Synonyms: turn_out

"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
Synonyms: pay yield

"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
Synonyms: wear

"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
Synonyms: hold carry

"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
Synonyms: hold

"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
Similar spelling:   bourn