Definition of "bear" []

  • To hold up; support. (verb-transitive)
  • To carry from one place to another; transport. (verb-transitive)
  • To carry in the mind; harbor: bear a grudge. (verb-transitive)
  • To transmit at large; relate: bearing glad tidings. (verb-transitive)
  • To have as a visible characteristic: bore a scar on the left arm. (verb-transitive)
  • To support or hold up; sustain (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • To bring or convey (verb)
  • To take, accept, or assume the responsibility of (verb)
  • To give birth to (verb)
  • To produce by or as if by natural growth (verb)
  • To tolerate or endure (verb)
  • To admit of; sustain (verb)
  • To hold in the conscious mind or in one's feelings (verb)
  • To show or be marked with (verb)
  • To transmit or spread (verb)
  • To render or supply (esp in the phrase bear witness) (verb)
  • To conduct or manage (oneself, the body, etc) (verb)
  • To have, be, or stand in (relation or comparison) (verb)
  • To move, be located, or lie in a specified direction (verb)
  • To have by right; be entitled to (esp in the phrase bear title) (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "bear" in a sentence
  • ""I had rather _bear with_ you than _bear_ you; yet if I did bear you, I should bear no _cross_, for I think you have no _money_ in your purse.""
  • "Sanskrit _bharna_, which signifies "the borne one," "that which is born," from the primitive Indo-European root _bhr_, "to bear, to carry in the womb," whence our "to _bear_" and the German"
  • "Again, He tells us: "_The kingdom of heaven suffereth violence, and the violent bear it away_," that is to say, _the valiant, the energetic, and persevering_, will alone succeed in securing it; for the words _bear away_ express the action of one that seizes a prey."