HyperDic: bear

English > 15 senses of the word bear:
VERBstativebearhave
bodybear, give birth, deliver, birth, havecause to be born
cognitionbear, digest, endure, stick out, stomach, stand, tolerate, support, brook, abide, suffer, put upput up with something or somebody unpleasant
contactbearmove while holding up or supporting
creationbear, turn outbring forth, "The apple tree bore delicious apples this year"
possessionbear, take over, accept, assumetake on as one's own the expenses or debts of another person
stativebear, hold, carry, containcontain or hold
possessionbear, yield, paybring in
bodybear, wearhave on one's person
socialbear, behave, acquit, deport, conduct, comport, carrybehave in a certain manner
possessionbear, holdhave rightfully
contactbear, hold, carrysupport or hold in a certain manner
bodybear, have a bun in the oven, carry, gestate, expectbe pregnant with
NOUNanimalbearmassive plantigrade carnivorous or omnivorous mammals with long shaggy coats and strong claws
person bearan investor with a pessimistic market outlook
bear > pronunciation
Soundsbeh'r
Rhymesaffair ... wheelchair: 116 rhymes with ehr...
English > bear: 15 senses > noun 1, animal
Meaningmassive plantigrade carnivorous or omnivorous mammals with long shaggy coats and strong claws.
Member ofUrsidae, family Ursidaebears and extinct related forms
NarrowerAmerican black bear, black bear, Ursus americanus, Euarctos americanusbrown to black North American bear
Asiatic black bear, black bear, Ursus thibetanus, Selenarctos thibetanusBear with a black coat living in central and eastern Asia
bear cubA young bear
brown bear, bruin, Ursus arctoslarge ferocious bear of Eurasia
bruinA conventional name for a bear used in tales following usage in the old epic 'Reynard the Fox'
ice bear, polar bear, Ursus Maritimus, Thalarctos maritimuswhite bear of Arctic regions
sloth bear, Melursus ursinus, Ursus ursinusCommon coarse-haired long-snouted bear of south-central Asia
BroadercarnivoreA terrestrial / terrestrial or aquatic flesh-eating mammal
Spanishoso, ursidae
Catalanós
Adjectivesursineof or relating to or similar to bears
English > bear: 15 senses > noun 2, person
MeaningAn investor with a pessimistic market outlook; an investor who expects prices / prices to fall and so sells now in order to buy later at a lower price / price.
Broaderinvestorsomeone who commits capital in order to gain financial returns
OppositebullAn investor with an optimistic market outlook
Spanishbajista
Catalanbaixista, bear
English > bear: 15 senses > verb 1, stative
MeaningHave.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Examples
  • "bear a resemblance"
  • "bear a signature"
NarrowercarryHave on the surface or on the skin
Broaderhave, featureHave as a feature
Spanishtener
English > bear: 15 senses > verb 2, body
MeaningCause to be born.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
Synonymsgive birth, deliver, birth, have
EntailsconceiveBecome pregnant
Entailed bylabor, labourUndergo the efforts / efforts of childbirth
lie inBe in confinement for childbirth
Narrowercalve, have youngbirth
cubgive birth to cubs
dropgive birth
farrow, piggive birth
fawnHave fawns
foalgive birth to a foal
have a bun in the oven, bear, carry, gestate, expectBe pregnant with
kittenhave kittens
lambgive birth to a lamb
littergive birth to a litter of animals
twingive birth to twins
whelp, pupbirth
Broaderproduce, bring forthbring forth or yield
Similar tohave a bun in the oven, bear, carry, gestate, expectBe pregnant with
Spanishalumbrar, dar a luz, entregar, nacer, parir, tener, traer al mundo
Catalandonar a llum, entregar, parir
English > bear: 15 senses > verb 3, cognition
Meaningput up with something or somebody unpleasant.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
ModelSam cannot bear Sue
Example"I cannot bear his constant criticism"
Synonymsdigest, endure, stick out, stomach, stand, tolerate, support, brook, abide, suffer, put up
Narroweraccept, live with, swallowTolerate or accommodate oneself to
bear upendure cheerfully
paybear (a cost or penalty) , in recompense for some action
sit outendure to the end / end
stand for, hold still forTolerate or bear
take a jokelisten to a joke at one's own expense
take lying downSuffer without protest
Broaderpermit, allow, let, countenanceconsent to, give permission
Similar tosufferExperience (emotional) pain
Spanishaguantar, apechar, consentir, digerir, sobrellevar, soportar, sufrir, tolerar
Catalanaguantar, sofrir, suportar, tolerar
Adjectivesbearablecapable of being borne though unpleasant
English > bear: 15 senses > verb 4, contact
MeaningMove while holding up or supporting.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody; Something ----s something
Examples
  • "Bear gifts"
  • "bear a heavy load"
  • "bear news"
  • "bearing orders"
EntailsmoveMove so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion
move, displaceCause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense
Narrowerfrogmarchcarry someone against his will upside down such that each limb is held by one person
Broadertransport, carryMove while supporting, either in a vehicle or in one's hands or on one's body
Similar tobearsupport or hold in a certain manner
Spanishllevar, traer
Nounsbearera messenger who bears or presents
bearerone of the mourners carrying the coffin at a funeral
bearersomeone whose employment involves carrying something
English > bear: 15 senses > verb 5, creation
Meaningbring forth, "The apple tree bore delicious apples this year".
PatternSomething ----s something
Synonymturn out
NarrowercropYield crops
fruitbear fruit
overbearbear too much
seedbear seeds
spin offproduce as a consequence of something larger
Broadermake, createmake or cause to be or to become
See alsobear outsupport / support with evidence or authority or make more certain or confirm
Spanishdar, producir
English > bear: 15 senses > verb 6, possession
Meaningtake on as one's own the expenses or debts of another person.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example "She agreed to bear the responsibility"
Synonymstake over, accept, assume
Narrowerface the music, carry the canAccept the unpleasant consequences of one's actions
BroadertakeTake into one's possession
Spanishaceptar, admitir, adquirir, asumir
Catalanadquirir, assumir
English > bear: 15 senses > verb 7, stative
MeaningContain or hold; have within.
PatternSomething ----s something
Synonymshold, carry, contain
Narrowerenclose, hold in, confineClose in
retainHold back within
BroaderincludeHave as a part, be made up out of
Similar tocontain, take, holdBe capable of holding or containing
Spanishcontener, encerrar, llevar, portar, poseer, soportar, sostener
Catalancontenir, dur, portar, posseir, prendre, sostenir, suportar
English > bear: 15 senses > verb 8, possession
Meaningbring in.
PatternSomething ----s something
Example"interest-bearing accounts"
Synonymsyield, pay
Categoryinvestment, investment fundsmoney that is invested with an expectation of profit
Narrowernet, clearYield as a net profit
pay offYield a profit or result
Broadergain, take in, clear, make, earn, realize, realise, pull in, bring inearn on some commercial or business transaction
Spanishdar, devengar, pagar, producir, rendir
English > bear: 15 senses > verb 9, body
MeaningHave on one's person.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example "bear a scar"
Synonymwear
Broaderhave, featureHave as a feature
Spanishllevar, vestir
Catalandur, portar, vestir
English > bear: 15 senses > verb 10, social
MeaningBehave in a certain manner.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
Synonymsbehave, acquit, deport, conduct, comport, carry
Narrowerassert, put forwardinsist on having one's opinions and rights recognized
dealBehave in a certain way towards others
flusterBe flustered
pose, postureBehave affectedly or unnaturally in order to impress others
walk aroundBehave in a certain manner or have certain properties
Broaderact, movePerform an action, or work out or perform (an action)
hold, carry, bearsupport or hold in a certain manner
Spanishcomportarse, exiliar
Catalancaptenir-se, comportar-se, conduir-se, exiliar, portar-se
Nounsbearingdignified manner or conduct
English > bear: 15 senses > verb 11, possession
MeaningHave rightfully; of rights, titles, and offices.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"She bears the title of Duchess"
Synonymhold
Broaderhave, have got, holdHave or possess / possess, either in a concrete or an abstract sense
Spanishostentar
Nounsbearerthe person who is in possession of a check or note or bond or document of title that is endorsed to him or to whoever holds it
English > bear: 15 senses > verb 12, contact
Meaningsupport or hold in a certain manner.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymshold, carry
Narrowerbehave, acquit, bear, deport, conduct, comport, carryBehave in a certain manner
piggybacksupport on the back and shoulders
poise, balancehold or carry in equilibrium
slingHold or carry in a sling
stoopcarry oneself, often habitually, with head, shoulders, and upper back bent forward
Similar tobearmove while holding up or supporting
Spanishllevar, portar
Catalanportar
Nounsbearingcharacteristic way of bearing one's body
English > bear: 15 senses > verb 13, body
MeaningBe pregnant with.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
Example"She is bearing his child"
Synonymshave a bun in the oven, carry, gestate, expect
EntailsconceiveBecome pregnant
Entailed bycarry to termcarry out a pregnancy
Broadergive birth, deliver, bear, birth, haveCause to be born
Similar toexpectlook forward to the birth of a child
give birth, deliver, bear, birth, haveCause to be born
Spanishaguardar, esperar
Catalanesperar

©2001-18 · HyperDic hyper-dictionary · Contact

English | Spanish | Catalan
Privacy | Robots

Valid XHTML 1.0 Strict