n 1: massive plantigrade carnivorous or omnivorous mammals with
long shaggy coats and strong claws
2: an investor with a pessimistic market outlook [ant: bull
v 1: have: "bear a resemblance"; "bear a signature"
2: give birth (to a newborn); "My wife had twins yesterday!"
[syn: give birth
3: put up with something or somebody unpleasant; "I cannot bear
his constant criticism"; "The new secretary had to endure
a lot of unprofessional remarks"; "he learned to tolerate
the heat" [syn: endure
, put up
4: move while holding up or supporting; "Bear gifts"; "bear a
heavy load"; also with communication nouns: "bear news";
5: bring forth, "The apple tree bore delicious apples this
year"; "The unidentified plant bore gorgeous flowers"
[syn: turn out
6: take on as one's own the expenses or debts of another
person; "I'll accept the charges"; "She agreed to bear the
responsibility" [syn: take over
7: contain or hold; have within: "The jar carries wine"; "The
canteen holds fresh water"; "This can contains water"
8: bring in; as of investments; "interest-bearing accounts";
"How much does this savings certificate pay annually?"
9: have on one's person; "He wore a red ribbon"; "bear a scar"
10: behave in a certain manner; "She carried herself well"; "he
bore himself with dignity"; "They conducted themselves
well during these difficult times" [syn: behave
11: have rightfully; of rights, titles, and offices; "She bears
the title of Duchess"; "He held the governorship for
almost a decade" [syn: hold
12: support or hold in a certain manner; "She holds her head
high"; "He carried himself upright" [syn: hold
13: be pregnant with; "She is bearing his child"; "The are
expecting another child in January"; "I am carrying his
child" [syn: carry