get/find one's bearings

Definition of get/find one's bearings

  1. :  to find out one's position Let's stop here and find our bearings. —often used figuratively Our course for new employees will help you get/find your bearings at work.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to gain possession of

    :  to receive as a return :  earn

    :  to obtain by concession or entreaty

  1. :  something begotten:

    :  offspring

    :  the entire progeny of a male animal

  1. :  a document of release from obligation in Jewish law

    :  a bill of divorce

    :  a religious divorce by Jewish law

  1. :  to come upon often accidentally :  encounter

    :  to meet with (a particular reception)

    :  to come upon by searching or effort

  1. :  an act or instance of finding

    :  something found: such as

    :  a valuable discovery

  1. :  the manner in which one behaves or comports oneself :  the manner in which one bears (see 2bear 1c) oneself

    :  the act, power, or time of bringing forth offspring or fruit

    :  a product of bearing :  crop

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a brief usually trivial fact

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