HyperDic: bearing

English > 7 senses of the word bearing:
NOUNrelationbearingrelevant relation or interconnection
locationbearing, heading, aimthe direction or path along which something moves or along which it lies
attributebearing, comportment, presence, miendignified manner or conduct
attributebearing, carriage, posturecharacteristic way of bearing one's body
artifactbearing, charge, heraldic bearing, armorial bearingheraldry consisting of a design or image depicted on a shield
artifactbearinga rotating support placed between moving parts to allow them to move easily
ADJECTIVEallbearing(of a structural member) withstanding a weight or strain
bearing > pronunciation
Soundsbeh'rihng
Rhymesabducting ... zoning: 2044 rhymes with ihng...
English > bearing: 7 senses > adjective 1
Meaning(of a structural member) withstanding a weight or strain.
Narrowerload-bearing, supportingcapable of bearing a structural load
Oppositenonbearing(of a structural member) supporting no vertical weight other than its own
Spanishde carga
English > bearing: 7 senses > noun 1, relation
Meaningrelevant relation or interconnection.
Example"those issues have no bearing on our situation"
BroaderrelatednessA particular manner of connectedness
Spanishrelevancia
English > bearing: 7 senses > noun 2, location
MeaningThe direction or path along which something moves or along which it lies.
Synonymsheading, aim
NarrowertackThe heading or position of a vessel relative to the trim of its sails
Broaderdirection, wayA line leading to a place or point
Spanishrumbo, sentido
English > bearing: 7 senses > noun 3, attribute
Meaningdignified manner or conduct.
Synonymscomportment, presence, mien
Narrowerdignity, lordliness, gravitasformality in bearing and appearance
Broadermanner, personal mannerA way of acting or behaving
Spanishcomportamiento, empaque, porte, presencia
Catalanpresència
Verbsbearbehave in a certain manner
English > bearing: 7 senses > noun 4, attribute
Meaningcharacteristic way of bearing one's body.
Synonymscarriage, posture
Narrowerawkwardness, clumsinessThe carriage of someone whose movements and posture are ungainly or inelegant
gracefulnessbeautiful carriage
slouchA stooping carriage in standing and walking
walk, manner of walkingmanner of walking
Broaderbodily propertyAn attribute of the body
Spanishporte
Catalanport
Verbsbearsupport or hold in a certain manner
English > bearing: 7 senses > noun 5, artifact
Meaningheraldry consisting of a design or image depicted on a shield.
Synonymscharge, heraldic bearing, armorial bearing
Narrowerannulet(heraldry) a charge in the shape of a small ring
chevronAn inverted V-shaped charge
fleur-de-lis, fleur-de-lys(heraldry) charge consisting of a conventionalized representation of an iris
ordinary(heraldry) any of several conventional figures used on shields
roundel(heraldry) a charge in the shape of a circle
Broaderheraldryemblem indicating the right of a person to bear arms
English > bearing: 7 senses > noun 6, artifact
MeaningA rotating support placed between moving parts to allow them to move easily.
Part ofrotating mechanismA mechanism that rotates
Narrowerball bearing, needle bearing, roller bearingBearings containing small metal balls
fifth wheelA steering bearing that enables the front axle of a horse-drawn wagon to rotate
journal bearingThe bearing of a journal
thrust bearingA bearing designed to take thrusts parallel to the axis of revolution
BroadersupportAny device that bears the weight of another thing
Spanishcojinete
Catalancoixinet

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