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Bear

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(1):

(n.) One of two constellations in the northern hemisphere, called respectively the Great Bear and the Lesser Bear, or Ursa Major and Ursa Minor.

(2):

(v. t.) To bring forth or produce; to yield; as, to bear apples; to bear children; to bear interest.

(3):

(v. i.) To produce, as fruit; to be fruitful, in opposition to barrenness.

(4):

(v. i.) To suffer, as in carrying a burden.

(5):

(v. i.) To endure with patience; to be patient.

(6):

(v. i.) To press; - with on or upon, or against.

(7):

(v. i.) To take effect; to have influence or force; as, to bring matters to bear.

(8):

(v. i.) To relate or refer; - with on or upon; as, how does this bear on the question?

(9):

(v. i.) To have a certain meaning, intent, or effect.

(10):

(v. t.) To behave; to conduct.

(11):

(n.) A bier.

(12):

(n.) Any species of the genus Ursus, and of the closely allied genera. Bears are plantigrade Carnivora, but they live largely on fruit and insects.

(13):

(n.) 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.

(14):

(v. t.) To afford; to be to; to supply with.

(15):

(n.) Metaphorically: A brutal, coarse, or morose person.

(16):

(n.) A person who sells stocks or securities for future delivery in expectation of a fall in the market.

(17):

(n.) A portable punching machine.

(18):

(n.) A block covered with coarse matting; - used to scour the deck.

(19):

(v. t.) To endeavor to depress the price of, or prices in; as, to bear a railroad stock; to bear the market.

(20):

(n.) Alt. of Bere

(21):

(v. t.) To manage, wield, or direct.

(22):

(v. t.) To admit or be capable of; that is, to suffer or sustain without violence, injury, or change.

(23):

(v. t.) To carry on, or maintain; to have.

(24):

(v. t.) To render or give; to bring forward.

(25):

(v. t.) To sustain, or be answerable for, as blame, expense, responsibility, etc.

(26):

(v. t.) To gain or win.

(27):

(v. t.) To endure; to tolerate; to undergo; to suffer.

(28):

(v. i.) To be situated, as to the point of compass, with respect to something else; as, the land bears N. by E.

(29):

(v. t.) To support and remove or carry; to convey.

(30):

(v. t.) To support or sustain; to hold up.

(31):

(v. t.) To possess mentally; to carry or hold in the mind; to entertain; to harbor

(32):

(v. t.) To possess or carry, as a mark of authority or distinction; to wear; as, to bear a sword, badge, or name.

(33):

(v. t.) To sustain; to have on (written or inscribed, or as a mark), as, the tablet bears this inscription.

(34):

(v. t.) To possess and use, as power; to exercise.

(35):

(v. t.) To conduct; to bring; - said of persons.


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Webster, Noah. Entry for 'Bear'. Noah Webster's American Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/web/b/bear.html. 1828.

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