Bearing

  • 1 Bearing — Bear ing (b[^a]r [i^]ng), n. 1. The manner in which one bears or conducts one s self; mien; behavior; carriage. [1913 Webster] I know him by his bearing. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. Patient endurance; suffering without complaint. [1913 Webster] 3.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 bearing — n Bearing, deportment, demeanor, mien, port, presence are comparable when they denote the way in which or the quality by which a person outwardly manifests his personality and breeding. Bearing is the most general of these words; it may imply… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 3 bearing — [ber′iŋ] n. 1. way of carrying and conducting oneself; carriage; manner; mien 2. a support or supporting part 3. a) the act, power, or period of producing young, fruit, etc. b) ability to produce c) anything borne or produced, as a crop, fruit,… …

    English World dictionary

  • 4 Bearing — may refer to: * Bearing (navigation), a term for direction * Bearing (mechanical), a component that separates moving parts and takes a load …

    Wikipedia

  • 5 bearing — [n1] person’s conduct, posture address, air, aspect, attitude, behavior, carriage, comportment, demeanor, deportment, display, front, look, manner, mien, poise, port, pose, presence, set, stand; concepts 411,633 bearing [n2] significance… …

    New thesaurus

  • 6 bearing — ► NOUN 1) a person s way of standing, moving, or behaving. 2) relation; relevance: the case has no bearing on the issues. 3) (bearings) a device that allows two parts to rotate or move in contact with each other. 4) direction or position relative …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 bearing — index behavior, color (complexion), conduct, connection (relation), connotation, content (meaning …

    Law dictionary

  • 8 bearing on — index relative (relevant) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 9 bearing — carrying of oneself, deportment, mid 13c., from BEAR (Cf. bear) (v.). Mechanical sense of part of a machine that bears the friction is from 1791 …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 10 bearing — [1] The area of a unit in which the contacting surface of a revolving part rests in order to minimize wear and friction between two surfaces. [2] An antifriction reducing device that is usually found between two moving parts. The babbitt bearings …

    Dictionary of automotive terms

  • 11 bearing — /bair ing/, n. 1. the manner in which one conducts or carries oneself, including posture and gestures: a man of dignified bearing. 2. the act, capability, or period of producing or bringing forth: a tree past bearing. 3. something that is… …

    Universalium

  • 12 bearing — n. relation 1) to have a bearing on (that fact has no bearing on the case) 2) a direct bearing position 3) to take a bearing on (we took a bearing on the hill) carriage manner 4) a dignified; military; regal, royal bearing machine part that… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 13 bearing — noun 1 way in which sth is related ADJECTIVE ▪ direct, important, significant ▪ The rise in interest rates had a direct bearing on the company s profits. VERB + BEARING ▪ have …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 14 bearing — [[t]be͟ərɪŋ[/t]] ♦♦♦ bearings 1) PHRASE: V inflects If something has a bearing on a situation or event, it is relevant to it. Experts generally agree that diet has an important bearing on your general health... My father s achievements really don …

    English dictionary

  • 15 bearing */ — UK [ˈbeərɪŋ] / US [ˈberɪŋ] noun Word forms bearing : singular bearing plural bearings 1) [singular] the particular way in which someone stands, moves, or behaves her proud bearing 2) [countable] a part of a machine that holds a moving part See:… …

    English dictionary

  • 16 bearing — Synonyms and related words: Zeitgeist, action, actions, activity, acts, address, affectation, affective meaning, aftermath, aim, air, air express, airfreight, airlift, applicability, application, appositeness, aspect, asportation, attitude, axis …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 17 bearing — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. course, trend; carriage, manner, conduct; meaning, significance; relation. See direction. II (Roget s IV) n. 1. [A point of support] Syn. block, frame, journal box, pivot, fulcrum, babbitted bearing,… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 18 bearing — noun Date: 13th century 1. the manner in which one bears or comports oneself 2. a. the act, power, or time of bringing forth offspring or fruit b. a product of bearing ; crop 3. a. an object, surface, or point that supports …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 19 Bearing — Als Peilung (niederdeutsch pilen aus mittellateinisch pagella (Messlatte), etymologisch verwandt mit Pegel) (engl. bearing) werden zum einen in der Navigation Methoden bezeichnet, mit denen der Winkel zwischen der Richtung eines gepeilten Objekts …

    Deutsch Wikipedia

  • 20 bearing — bear|ing [ berıŋ ] noun * 1. ) count TECHNICAL a part of a machine that holds a moving part => BALL BEARING 2. ) singular the particular way in which someone stands, moves, or behaves: her proud bearing 3. ) count an exact position, usually… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English


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