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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)

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.

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."