Dictionary
52 ENTRIES FOUND:

bearing

noun bear·ing

: the way in which a person moves, stands, or behaves

: a relation or connection

: a machine part in which another part turns or slides

Full Definition of BEARING

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
b :  a machine part in which another part (as a journal or pin) turns or slides
4
:  a figure borne on a heraldic field
6
a :  the situation or horizontal direction of one point with respect to another or to the compass
b :  a determination of position
c plural :  comprehension of one's position, environment, or situation
d :  relation, connection; also :  purport
7
:  the part of a structural member that rests on its supports

Examples of BEARING

  1. a man of military bearing
  2. <these new facts have some bearing on the case>

First Known Use of BEARING

13th century

Synonym Discussion of BEARING

bearing, deportment, demeanor, mien, manner, carriage mean the outward manifestation of personality or attitude. bearing is the most general of these words but now usually implies characteristic posture <a woman of regal bearing>. deportment suggests actions or behavior as formed by breeding or training <your deportment was atrocious>. demeanor suggests one's attitude toward others as expressed in outward behavior <the haughty demeanor of the headwaiter>. mien is a literary term referring both to bearing and demeanor <a mien of supreme self-satisfaction>. manner implies characteristic or customary way of moving and gesturing and addressing others <the imperious manner of a man used to giving orders>. carriage applies chiefly to habitual posture in standing or walking <the kind of carriage learned at boarding school>.

bearing

noun bear·ing   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of BEARING

:  an object, surface, or point that supports

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: bearing arrowPrevious Word in the Dictionary: bear hugAll Words Near: bearing
April 25, 2015
lissome Hear it
nimble or easily flexed
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears