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bearer

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noun bear·er \ˈber-ər\

Simple Definition of bearer

  • : a person who bears or carries something

  • finance : a person who has a check or order for payment

Full Definition of bearer

  1. :  one that bears: as a :  porter 1 b :  a plant yielding fruit c :  pallbearer d :  one holding a check, draft, bond, or other order for payment especially if marked payable to bearer —often used attributively <bearer bonds>

Examples of bearer

  1. the bearer of a U.S. passport

  2. The check was marked payable to bearer.



13th Century

First Known Use of bearer

13th century

Rhymes with bearer



BEARER Defined for Kids

bearer

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noun bear·er \ˈber-ər\

Definition of bearer

  1. 1 :  someone or something that bears, supports, or carries <She was the bearer of bad news.>

  2. 2 :  a person who has a check or an order for payment





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