noun bear·er \ˈber-ər\

: a person who bears or carries something

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

Full Definition of BEARER

:  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.

First Known Use of BEARER

13th century

Rhymes with BEARER

May 23, 2015
debouch Hear it
to emerge or cause to emerge
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