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Definition of "bearing" []

  • The manner in which one carries or conducts oneself: the poise and bearing of a champion. (noun)
  • A machine or structural part that supports another part. (noun)
  • A device that supports, guides, and reduces the friction of motion between fixed and moving machine parts. (noun)
  • Something that supports weight. (noun)
  • The part of an arch or beam that rests on a support. (noun)
  • A support, guide, or locating piece for a rotating or reciprocating mechanical part (noun)

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.

  • Relevance (to) (noun)
  • A person's general social conduct, esp in manners, dress, and behaviour (noun)
  • The act, period, or capability of producing fruit or young (noun)
  • An amount produced; yield (noun)
  • The part of a beam or lintel that rests on a support (noun)
  • Anything that carries weight or acts as a support (noun)
  • The angular direction of a line, point, or course measured from true north or south (true bearing), magnetic north or south (magnetic bearing), or one's own position (noun)
  • The position or direction, as of a ship, fixed with reference to two or more known points (noun)
  • A sense of one's relative position or situation; orientation (esp in the phrases lose, get, or take one's bearings) (noun)
  • A device or emblem on a heraldic shield; charge (noun)

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Use "bearing" in a sentence
  • "i have a clean 1996 rm 250 runs great just need to get rid of bike really dont want to but kinda gotta sell.bike only needs rear wheel bearing$ 25.00 at suzuki shops devol suspension brand new clutch plates bike needs rear wheal bearing wheel bearing is$ 25.00"
  • "Mr. Valentino, who has retired from the label bearing his name, was celebrating the launch of the Valentino Garavani Virtual Museum, an online series of exhibitions featuring his collections downloadable to anyone for free."
  • "Such a great idea, in fact, that the rum in the bottle could easily be deemed secondary to the label bearing Ron Jeremy's visage on the bottle."