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bear

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Noun, Verb (usu participle), Verb (intransitive)
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136 in 131 verses (in OT : 102 in 99 verses) (in NT : 34 in 32 verses)

CIDE DICTIONARY

bearv. t. [OE. beren, AS. beran, beoran, to bear, carry, produce; akin to D. baren to bring forth, G. gebären, Goth. baíran to bear or carry, Icel. bera, Sw. bära, Dan. bære, OHG. beran, peran, L. ferre to bear, carry, produce, Gr. fe`rein, OSlav. brati to take, carry, OIr. berim I bear, Skr. bh to bear. Fertile.].
  •  To support or sustain; to hold up.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To support and remove or carry; to convey.  [1913 Webster]
    "I 'll bear your logs the while."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To conduct; to bring; -- said of persons.  [1913 Webster]
    "Bear them to my house."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To possess and use, as power; to exercise.  [1913 Webster]
    "Every man should bear rule in his own house."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To sustain; to have on (written or inscribed, or as a mark), as, the tablet bears this inscription.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To possess or carry, as a mark of authority or distinction; to wear; as, to bear a sword, badge, or name.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To possess mentally; to carry or hold in the mind; to entertain; to harbor  Dryden.  [1913 Webster]
    "The ancient grudge I bear him."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To endure; to tolerate; to undergo; to suffer.  [1913 Webster]
    "Should such a man, too fond to rule alone,
    Bear, like the Turk, no brother near the throne.
    "  [1913 Webster]
    "I cannot bear
    The murmur of this lake to hear.
    "  [1913 Webster]
    "My punishment is greater than I can bear."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To gain or win.  [1913 Webster]
    "Some think to bear it by speaking a great word."  [1913 Webster]
    "She was . . . found not guilty, through bearing of friends and bribing of the judge."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To sustain, or be answerable for, as blame, expense, responsibility, etc.  [1913 Webster]
    "He shall bear their iniquities."  [1913 Webster]
    "Somewhat that will bear your charges."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To render or give; to bring forward.  Dryden.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To carry on, or maintain; to have.  Locke.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To admit or be capable of; that is, to suffer or sustain without violence, injury, or change.  [1913 Webster]
    "In all criminal cases the most favorable interpretation should be put on words that they can possibly bear."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To manage, wield, or direct.  [1913 Webster]
    "Hath he borne himself penitently in prison?"  [1913 Webster]
  •  To afford; to be to; to supply with.  [1913 Webster]
    "His faithful dog shall bear him company."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To bring forth or produce; to yield; as, to bear apples; to bear children; to bear interest.  [1913 Webster]
    " In the passive form of this verb, the best modern usage restricts the past participle born to the sense of brought forth, while borne is used in the other senses of the word. In the active form, borne alone is used as the past participle."  [1913 Webster]
    "Here dwelt the man divine whom Samos bore."  [1913 Webster]
To bear down. (a) To force into a lower place; to carry down; to depress or sink. “His nose, . . . large as were the others, bore them down into insignificance.” Marryat. (b) To overthrow or crush by force; as, to bear down an enemy. -- To bear a hand. (a) To help; to give assistance. (b) (Naut.) To make haste; to be quick. -- To bear in hand, to keep (one) up in expectation, usually by promises never to be realized; to amuse by false pretenses; to delude. [Obs.] “How you were borne in hand, how crossed.” Shak. -- To bear in mind, to remember. -- To bear off. (a) To restrain; to keep from approach. (b) (Naut.) To remove to a distance; to keep clear from rubbing against anything; as, to bear off a blow; to bear off a boat. (c) To gain; to carry off, as a prize. (d) (Backgammon) To remove from the backgammon board into the home when the position of the piece and the dice provide the proper opportunity; -- the goal of the game is to bear off all of one's men before the opponent. -- To bear one hard, to owe one a grudge. [Obs.] “Cæsar doth bear me hard.” Shak. -- To bear out. (a) To maintain and support to the end; to defend to the last. “Company only can bear a man out in an ill thing.” South. (b) To corroborate; to confirm. -- To bear up, to support; to keep from falling or sinking. “Religious hope bears up the mind under sufferings.” Addison.
Syn. -- To uphold; sustain; maintain; support; undergo; suffer; endure; tolerate; carry; convey; transport; waft.
bearv. i. 
  •  To produce, as fruit; to be fruitful, in opposition to barrenness.  [1913 Webster]
    "This age to blossom, and the next to bear."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To suffer, as in carrying a burden.  [1913 Webster]
    "But man is born to bear."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To endure with patience; to be patient.  [1913 Webster]
    "I can not, can not bear."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To press; -- with on or upon, or against.  [1913 Webster]
    "These men bear hard on the suspected party."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To take effect; to have influence or force; as, to bring matters to bear.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To relate or refer; -- with on or upon; as, how does this bear on the question?  [1913 Webster]
  •  To have a certain meaning, intent, or effect.  [1913 Webster]
    "Her sentence bore that she should stand a certain time upon the platform."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To be situated, as to the point of compass, with respect to something else; as, the land bears N. by E.  [1913 Webster]
To bear against, to approach for attack or seizure; as, a lion bears against his prey. [Obs.] -- To bear away (Naut.), to change the course of a ship, and make her run before the wind. -- To bear back, to retreat.Bearing back from the blows of their sable antagonist.” Sir W. Scott. -- To bear down upon (Naut.), to approach from the windward side; as, the fleet bore down upon the enemy. -- To bear in with (Naut.), to run or tend toward; as, a ship bears in with the land. -- To bear off (Naut.), to steer away, as from land. -- To bear up. (a) To be supported; to have fortitude; to be firm; not to sink; as, to bear up under afflictions. (b) (Naut.) To put the helm up (or to windward) and so put the ship before the wind; to bear away. Hamersly. -- To bear upon (Mil.), to be pointed or situated so as to affect; to be pointed directly against, or so as to hit (the object); as, to bring or plant guns so as to bear upon a fort or a ship; the artillery bore upon the center. -- To bear up to, to tend or move toward; as, to bear up to one another. -- To bear with, to endure; to be indulgent to; to forbear to resent, oppose, or punish.
bearn. 
     A bier.  Spenser.  [1913 Webster]
bearn. [OE. bere, AS. bera; akin to D. beer, OHG. bero, pero, G. bär, Icel. & Sw. björn, and possibly to L. fera wild beast, Gr. fh`r beast, Skr. bhalla bear.].
  •  Any species of the genus Ursus, and of the closely allied genera. Bears are plantigrade Carnivora, but they live largely on fruit and insects.  [1913 Webster]
    "The European brown bear (Ursus arctos), the white polar bear (Ursus maritimus), the grizzly bear (Ursus horribilis), the American black bear, and its variety the cinnamon bear (Ursus Americanus), the Syrian bear (Ursus Syriacus), and the sloth bear, are among the notable species."  [1913 Webster]
  •  An animal which has some resemblance to a bear in form or habits, but no real affinity; as, the woolly bear; ant bear; water bear; sea bear.  [1913 Webster]
  •  One of two constellations in the northern hemisphere, called respectively the Great Bear and the Lesser Bear, or Ursa Major and Ursa Minor.  [1913 Webster]
  •  Metaphorically: A brutal, coarse, or morose person.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A person who sells stocks or securities for future delivery in expectation of a fall in the market.  [1913 Webster]
    " The bears and bulls of the Stock Exchange, whose interest it is, the one to depress, and the other to raise, stocks, are said to be so called in allusion to the bear's habit of pulling down, and the bull's of tossing up."  [1913 Webster]
  •  A portable punching machine.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A block covered with coarse matting; -- used to scour the deck.  [1913 Webster]
Australian bear. (Zoöl.) See Koala. -- Bear baiting, the sport of baiting bears with dogs. -- Bear caterpillar (Zoöl.), the hairy larva of a moth, esp. of the genus Euprepia. -- Bear garden. (a) A place where bears are kept for diversion or fighting. (b) Any place where riotous conduct is common or permitted. M. Arnold. -- Bear leader, one who leads about a performing bear for money; hence, a facetious term for one who takes charge of a young man on his travels.
bearv. t. 
     To endeavor to depress the price of, or prices in; as, to bear a railroad stock; to bear the market.  [1913 Webster]
bearn. [AS. bere. See Barley.].
     Barley; the six-rowed barley or the four-rowed barley, commonly the former (Hordeum hexastichon or Hordeum vulgare).  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

bear, v. (past bore; past part. borne, born)

Idiom
bear arms
1 carry weapons; serve as a soldier.
2 wear or display heraldic devices. bear away (or off) win (a prize etc.). bear down exert downward pressure. bear down on approach rapidly or purposefully. bear fruit have results. bear a hand help. bear hard on oppress. bear in mind take into account having remembered. bear on (or upon) be relevant to. bear out support or confirm (an account or the person giving it). bear repeating be worth repetition. bear up raise one's spirits; not despair. bear with treat forbearingly; tolerate patiently. bear witness testify.
Usage
In the passive born is used with reference to birth (e.g. was born in July), except for borne by foll. by the name of the mother (e.g. was borne by Sarah).
1 tr. carry, bring, or take (esp. visibly) (bear gifts).
2 tr. show; be marked by; have as an attribute or characteristic (bear marks of violence; bears no relation to the case; bore no name).
3 tr. a produce, yield (fruit etc.). b give birth to (has borne a son; was born last week).
4 tr. a sustain (a weight, responsibility, cost, etc.). b stand, endure (an ordeal, difficulty, etc.).
5 tr. (usu. with neg. or interrog.) a tolerate; put up with (can't bear him; how can you bear it?). b admit of; be fit for (does not bear thinking about).
6 tr. carry in thought or memory (bear a grudge).
7 intr. veer in a given direction (bear left).
8 tr. bring or provide (something needed) (bear him company).
9 refl. behave (in a certain way).
bear, n. & v.
--n.
1 any large heavy mammal of the family Ursidae, having thick fur and walking on its soles.
2 a rough, unmannerly, or uncouth person.
3 Stock Exch. a person who sells shares hoping to buy them back later at a lower price.
4 = TEDDY.
5 (the Bear) colloq. Russia.
--v. Stock Exch.
1 intr. speculate for a fall in price.
2 tr. produce a fall in the price of (stocks etc.).

Idiom
bear-baiting hist. an entertainment involving setting dogs to attack a captive bear. bear-hug a tight embrace. bear market Stock Exch. a market with falling prices. bear's breech a kind of acanthus, Acanthus mollis. bear's ear auricula. bear's foot a hellebore, Helleborus fetidus. the Great Bear, the Little Bear two constellations near the North Pole. like a bear with a sore head Brit. colloq. very irritable.
Etymology
OE bera f. WG

THESAURUS

bear

Cape polecat, Tartar, abide, abide with, acquiesce, acquit, act, admit of, affect, afflict, afford, afford support, aim, allow, answer, ape, appertain, apply, assault, attend, author, avail, back, back up, bar, be confined, be equal to, be worthy of, bear a child, bear account, bear fruit, bear on, bear out, bear the market, bear up, bear upon, bear with, bear young, beget, bide, birth, blink at, bolster, bolster up, boost, bosom, bow, brace, brave, breed, bring, bring about, bring forth, bring to birth, bring to effect, bring to pass, brook, buck, bull, bull the market, bulldoze, bump, bump against, bunt, buoy up, butt, butt against, buttress, calve, carry, cast, cause, cavy, chaperon, cheer, cherish, chimp, chimpanzee, cling to, clip, companion, comport, conceive, concern, condone, conduct, confirm, connive at, consort with, convey, convoy, coon, correspond, corroborate, countenance, cradle, cram, crank, create, crosspatch, crowd, crush, crutch, cushion, defer, deliver, demean, deport, develop, dig, digest, display, dispose, do, do it, dragon, drive, drop, effect, effectuate, elbow, embosom, embrace, encourage, endure, engender, entertain, escort, establish, exhibit, experience, fabricate, farrow, fashion, father, fawn, feist, ferret, ferry, fill the bill, finance, fire-eater, fly, foal, fondle, force, form, foster, foumart, found, freight, fructify, fruit, fulfill, fund, furnish, fury, generate, gestate, get by, give birth, give birth to, give occasion to, give origin to, give rise to, give support, glutton, go, go around, go on, goad, grizzly bear, grouch, groundhog, guinea pig, hack it, hang in, hang in there, hang tough, harbor, have, have a baby, have and hold, have young, head, hear of, hedgehog, hold, hold a heading, hold on to, hold out, hold up, hothead, hotspur, hug, hump, hurtle, hustle, inaugurate, incline, indulge, influence, institute, invent, invite, involve, jab, jam, jog, joggle, jolt, jostle, just do, keep, keep afloat, keep up, kitten, labor, lamb, lead, lend support, lie in, lift, light out, litter, lug, lump, lump it, mainstay, maintain, make, make allowances for, make do, make the grade, manhandle, manipulate the market, meet, meet requirements, merit, monk, monkey, mother, mousehound, move, multiply, nudge, nurse, nurture, occasion, opossum, originate, overlook, pack, parallel, pass, pass muster, peg the market, permit, persevere, pertain, pile drive, pillow, point, poke, polecat, porcupine, possess, possum, prairie dog, press, procreate, prod, produce, prop, prop up, propagate, provoke, punch, pup, push, put up with, qualify, quill pig, quit, raccoon, raid the market, ram, ram down, rattle, reach, realize, refer, reinforce, relate, reproduce, rig the market, run, run against, satisfy, serve, serve the purpose, set, set afloat, set on foot, set out, set up, shake, shape, shore, shore up, short, short account, short interest, short seller, short side, shorts, shoulder, shove, show, sire, skunk, sorehead, spare, spare the price, spawn, squab, squash, squeeze, squish, stand, stand for, stand up, stand up to, stay, steer, stick, stick out, still, stomach, stress, stretch, strike out, submit, subsidize, substantiate, subvention, subventionize, suffer, suffice, support, survive, sustain, swallow, sweat out, take, take it, take off, take up with, tamp, tend, tend to go, throw, thrust, tie in with, tolerate, torment, torture, tote, touch, touch on, touch upon, transport, travail, treasure, treasure up, trend, try, turn, turn out, ugly customer, underbrace, undergird, undergo, underlie, underpin, underset, upbear, uphold, upkeep, verge, waft, warrant, wash sales, weasel, well afford, whelp, whipsaw, whisk, whistle-pig, wing, wink at, wish, withstand, wolverine, woodchuck, work, yean, yield, zoril

ROGET THESAURUS

bear

Merchant

N merchant, trader, dealer, monger, chandler, salesman, changer, regrater, shopkeeper, shopman, tradesman, tradespeople, tradesfolk, retailer, chapman, hawker, huckster, higgler, pedlar, colporteur, cadger, Autolycus, sutler, vivandiere, costerman, costermonger, tallyman, camelot, faker, vintner, money broker, money changer, money lender, cambist, usurer, moneyer, banker, jobber, broker, buyer, seller, bear, bull, concern, firm.

Stock Market

N stock market, stock exchange, securities exchange, bourse, board, the big board, the New York Stock Exchange, the market, the open market, over-the-counter market, privately traded issues, commodities exchange, futures exchange, futures market, the pit, the floor, ticker, stock ticker, quotation, stock index, market index, the Dow Jones Index, the Dow Industrials, the transportation index, utilities, the utilities index, the New York Stock Exchange index, the Nikkei index, the Financial Times index, the FTI, the over-the-counter index, NASDAQ index, broker, stockbroker, jobber, stock dealer, odd-lot dealer, specialist, investor, speculator, operator, bull, buyer, bear, short seller, scalper, arbitrager, arbitrageur, stockholder, share-holder, stockholder of record, bond holder, coupon- clipper, investment, speculation.

Production

VB produce, perform, operate, do, make, gar, form, construct, fabricate, frame, contrive, manufacture, weave, forge, coin, carve, chisel, build, raise, edify, rear, erect, put together, set up, run up, establish, constitute, compose, organize, institute, achieve, accomplish, flower, bear fruit, fructify, teem, ean, yean, farrow, drop, pup, kitten, kindle, bear, lay, whelp, bring forth, give birth to, lie in, be brought to bed of, evolve, pullulate, usher into the world, make productive, create, beget, get, generate, fecundate, impregnate, procreate, progenerate, propagate, engender, bring into being, call into being, bring into existence, breed, hatch, develop, bring up, induce, superinduce, suscitate, cause, acquire.

Feeling

VB feel, receive an impression, be impressed with, entertain feeling, harbor feeling, cherish feeling, respond, catch the flame, catch the infection, enter the spirit of, bear, suffer, support, sustain, endure, thole, aby, abide, experience, taste, prove, labor under, smart under, bear the brunt of, brave, stand, swell, glow, warm, flush, blush, change color, mantle, turn color, turn pale, turn red, turn black in the face, tingle, thrill, heave, pant, throb, palpitate, go pitapat, tremble, quiver, flutter, twitter, shake, be agitated, be excited, look blue, look black, wince, draw a deep breath, impress.

Support

VB be supported, lie on, sit on, recline on, lean on, loll on, rest on, stand on, step on, repose on, abut on, bear on, be based on, have at one's back, bestride, bestraddle, support, bear, carry, hold, sustain, shoulder, hold up, back up, bolster up, shore up, uphold, upbear, prop, under prop, under pin, under set, riprap, bandage, give support, furnish support, afford support, supply support, lend support, give foundations, furnish foundations, afford foundations, supply foundations, lend foundations, bottom, found, base, ground, imbed, embed, maintain, keep on foot, aid.

Discourtesy

N discourtesy, ill breeding, ill manners, bad manners, ungainly manners, insuavity, uncourteousness rusticity, inurbanity, illiberality, incivility displacency, disrespect, procacity, impudence: barbarism, barbarity, misbehavior, brutality, blackguardism, conduct unbecoming a gentleman, grossieret_e, brusquerie, vulgarity, churlishness, spinosity, perversity, moroseness, sternness, austerity, moodishness, captiousness, cynicism, tartness, acrimony, acerbity, virulence, asperity, scowl, black looks, frown, short answer, rebuff, hard words, contumely, unparliamentary language, personality, bear, bruin, brute, blackguard, beast, unlicked cub, frump, crosspatch, saucebox, crooked stick, grizzly, discourteous, uncourteous, uncourtly, ill-bred, ill-mannered, ill-behaved, ill-conditioned, unbred, unmannerly, unmannered, impolite, unpolite, unpolished, uncivilized, ungenteel, ungentleman-like, ungentlemanly, unladylike, blackguard, vulgar, dedecorous, foul- mouthed foul-spoken, abusive, uncivil, ungracious, unceremonious, cool, pert, forward, obtrusive, impudent, rude, saucy, precocious, repulsive, uncomplaisant, unaccommodating, unneighborly, ungallant, inaffable, ungentle, ungainly, rough, rugged, bluff, blunt, gruff, churlish, boorish, bearish, brutal, brusque, stern, harsh, austere, cavalier, taint, sour, crabbed, sharp, short, trenchant, sarcastic, biting, doggish, caustic, virulent, bitter, acrimonious, venomous, contumelious, snarling, surly, surly as a bear, perverse, grim, sullen, peevish, untactful, impolitic, undiplomatic, artless, discourteously, with discourtesy, with a bad grace.

Transference

VB transfer, transmit, transport, transplace, transplant, translocate, convey, carry, bear, fetch and carry, carry over, ferry over, hand pass, forward, shift, conduct, convoy, bring, fetch, reach, tote, port, import, export, send, delegate, consign, relegate, turn over to, deliver, ship, embark, waft, shunt, transpose, displace, throw, drag, mail, post, shovel, ladle, decant, draft off, transfuse, infuse, siphon.

Possibility

N possibility, potentiality, what may be, what is possible, compatibility, practicability, feasibility, practicableness, contingency, chance, V, be possible, stand a chance, admit of, bear, render possible, put in the way of, Adj, possible, in the cards, on the dice, in posse, within the bounds of possibility, conceivable, credible, compatible, likely, practicable, feasible, performable, achievable, within reach, within measurable distance, accessible, superable, surmountable, attainable, obtainable, contingent barely possible, marginally possible, just possible, possible but improbably, (improbable), theoretically possible, Adv, possibly, by possibility, perhaps, perchance, peradventure, maybe, may be, haply, mayhap, if possible, wind and weather permitting, God willing, Deo volente, D, possible, in the cards, on the dice, in posse, within the bounds of possibility, conceivable, credible, compatible, likely, practicable, feasible, performable, achievable, within reach, within measurable distance, accessible, superable, surmountable, attainable, obtainable, contingent barely possible, marginally possible, just possible, possible but improbably, (improbable), theoretically possible, possibly, by possibility, perhaps, perchance, peradventure, maybe, may be, haply, mayhap, if possible, wind and weather permitting, God willing, Deo volente, D, V, as luck may have it, misericordia Domini inter pontem et fontent, the glories of the Possible are ours, anything is possible, in theory possible, but in practise unlikely.

VB be possible, stand a chance, admit of, bear, render possible, put in the way of.


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