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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
bear (noun)
1.
any of a family (Ursidae of the order Carnivora) of large heavy mammals of America and Eurasia that have long shaggy hair, tails, and feet and feed largely on fruit, plant matter, and insects as well as on flesh - rudimentary plantigrade
2.
a surly, , burly, or shambling person - uncouth a tall, friendly bear of a man
3.
probably from the proverb about one that sells or in expectation of a price decline - securities commodities compare bull
4.
something difficult to do or deal with - the oven is a bear to clean
bear (verb)
transitive verb
1.
a) to move while holding up and supporting (something)
b) to be equipped or with (something) - furnished
c) - behave conduct bearing himself well
d) to have as a feature or characteristic - bears a likeness to her grandmother
e) to give as - testimony bear false witness
f) to have as an identification - bore the name of John
g) to hold in the mind or emotions - bear malice
h) - disseminate
i) - lead escort
j) - render give
2.
a) to give birth to
b) to produce as - yield
c) (1) to permit growth of
(2) - contain oil-bearing shale
3.
a) to support the weight of - sustain
b) to accept or allow oneself to be subjected to especially without giving way - couldn't bear the pain I can't bear seeing you cry
c) to call for as suitable or - essential it bears watching
d) to hold above, on top, or aloft
e) to admit of - allow
f) - assume accept
4.
intransitive verb
- thrust press
1.
to produce fruit - yield
2.
a) to force one's way
b) to extend in a direction indicated or implied
c) to be situated - lie
d) to become directed
e) to go or incline in an indicated direction
3.
to support a weight or strain - often used with up
4.
a) to exert influence or force
b) - apply pertain often used with on or upon facts bearing on the question
Bear (geographical name)
river 350 (563 ) Utah, Wyoming, & Idaho flowing to Great Salt Lake - miles kilometers N SW SE
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
bear (noun)
1.
a dull, unpleasant, or difficult piece of work
SYNONIMS:
bear, beast, headache, job, killer, labor
RELATED WORDS:
drudgery, grind, heavy lifting, lucubration; effort, strain, sweat; burden, load, weight; bother, nuisance, trouble
NEAR ANTONYMS:
breeze, child's play, cinch, duck soup, kid stuff, setup, snap
bear (noun)
2.
an irritable and complaining person
SYNONIMS:
bear, bellyacher, complainer, crab, crank, croaker, crosspatch, curmudgeon, fusser, griper, grouser, growler, grumbler, grump, murmurer, mutterer, sourpuss, whiner
RELATED WORDS:
hunks; malcontent, sorehead; grinch, killjoy, party pooper, spoilsport; defeatist, pessimist; faultfinder, kicker, nagger, nitpicker, objector, quibbler, repiner; crock [], hypochondriac
NEAR ANTONYMS:
optimist, Pollyanna; happy camper
bear (verb)
1.
to bring forth from the womb
SYNONIMS:
birth, deliver, drop, have, mother, produce
RELATED WORDS:
labor; breed, multiply, propagate, reproduce, spawn; beget, father, generate, get, sire; calve, kid, kindle, kitten, litter, pup, whelp
give birth to
NEAR ANTONYMS:
abort, lose, miscarry
bear (verb)
2.
to put up with (something painful or difficult)
SYNONIMS:
abide, absorb, accept, bide, brook, countenance, endure, go, hack, handle, meet, pocket, stand, stick out, stomach, support, sustain, sweat out, take, tolerate, wear
RELATED WORDS:
allow, permit, suffer, swallow; reconcile (to); acquiesce, agree (with to), assent (to), capitulate, consent (to), respect, submit (to), yield (to)
live with, lump (it), stand for, tough (it) out
NEAR ANTONYMS:
decline, dismiss, refuse, reject, repudiate, spurn, turn down; combat, contest, fight, oppose, resist; avoid, bypass, circumvent, dodge, elude, escape, evade, miss; abstain (from), forbear, refrain (from)
bear (verb)
3.
to have a relation or connection
SYNONIMS:
appertain, bear, pertain, refer, relate
RELATED WORDS:
affect, concern, interest, involve, touch; associate, connect, couple, interrelate, link, tie in; deal (with), treat
bear (verb)
4.
to go on a specified course or in a certain direction
SYNONIMS:
bear, make
RELATED WORDS:
aim, bend, direct, point, turn; beeline, light out, put, put out, set off, set out, strike, take off; face, orient, steer; about-face, back, come about, come round, cut, incline, put about, reverse, swerve, tack, turn back, veer, wheel, yaw
bear (verb)
5.
to hold up or serve as a foundation for
SYNONIMS:
bear, bolster, brace, buttress, carry, prop (up), shore (up), stay, sustain, undergird, underpin, uphold
RELATED WORDS:
steady, truss, underlie
bear (verb)
6.
to keep in one's mind or heart
SYNONIMS:
bear, cherish, entertain, have, hold, nurse
RELATED WORDS:
cultivate, foster, nurture, support, sustain; carry, keep, maintain, preserve, remember, retain, treasure; cleave (to), cling (to), hug, stick (to); brood (about over), fixate (on upon), obsess (about over)
NEAR ANTONYMS:
disregard, drop, forget, ignore, neglect, overlook; abjure, decline, deny, disdain, refuse, reject, repudiate, scorn; abandon, desert, discard, forsake, give up, part (with), quit, renounce, throw out; erase, expunge
bear (verb)
7.
to manage the actions of (oneself) in a particular way
SYNONIMS:
acquit, bear, carry, comport, conduct, demean, deport, quit
RELATED WORDS:
check, collect, compose, constrain, contain, control, curb, handle, inhibit, quiet, repress, restrain; moderate, modulate, temper; act, impersonate, play
NEAR ANTONYMS:
act up, carry on, cut up, misbehave, misconduct
bear (verb)
8.
to support and take from one place to another
SYNONIMS:
bear, cart, convey, ferry, haul, lug, pack, tote, transport
RELATED WORDS:
deliver, hand over, transfer; forward, send, ship, transmit; bring, fetch, take; move, remove, shift
bear (verb)
9.
to take to or upon oneself
SYNONIMS:
accept, bear, shoulder, take over, undertake
RELATED WORDS:
adopt, embrace, take up; advocate, back, champion, endorse ( indorse), espouse, stand by, support, uphold; accede, acquiesce, agree, assent, consent; reaccept, reassume
NEAR ANTONYMS:
abjure, recant, renounce, retract, take back, unsay, withdraw; decline, refuse, reject, spurn, turn down; abstain (from), forbear, refrain (from); avoid, bypass, detour; abandon, abnegate, forsake, give up, relinquish, spurn, surrender; back down, back off, backtrack
disavow, disclaim, disown, repudiate
bear (verb)
10.
to wear or have on one's person
SYNONIMS:
bear, pack
RELATED WORDS:
flaunt, show off, sport; display, exhibit, parade, show
bear (verb)
11.
to be positioned along a certain course or in a certain direction
SYNONIMS:
bear, extend, go, head, lead, lie
RELATED WORDS:
cross, cut, pass; course, follow, span, traverse
bear (verb)
12.
to have as a requirement
SYNONIMS:
bear, challenge, claim, demand, necessitate, require, take, want, warrant
RELATED WORDS:
entail, involve; ask, beg, claim, clamor (for), cry (for); hurt (for), lack; command, enjoin, exact, insist, press, quest, stipulate
NEAR ANTONYMS:
own, possess
have, hold
bear (verb)
13.
to have within
SYNONIMS:
bear, boast, hold
RELATED WORDS:
accommodate, fit, take; case, encase, enclose ( inclose), encompass; harbor, house, lodge, shelter
bear (verb)
14.
to occupy a place or location
SYNONIMS:
be, bear, lie, sit
RELATED WORDS:
command, overlook; hang around, remain, rest, stay, stick around, tarry; await, wait; post, station; dwell, reside
bear (verb)
15.
to produce as revenue
SYNONIMS:
bear, give, pay, return
RELATED WORDS:
bring in, net; afford, furnish, provide, supply; pay off
bear (verb)
to push steadily against with some force
SYNONIMS:
bear (down on), depress, shove, weigh (on upon)
RELATED WORDS:
compress, mash, punch, squash, squeeze, squish, squoosh; compel, force, pressure; lean (on against), muscle; drive, propel, thrust; compact, condense, constrict, contract, crush, scrunch, wring; cram, jam, jam-pack, pack, stuff, wedge
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