- way of carrying and conducting oneself; carriage; manner; mien
- a support or supporting part
- the act, power, or period of producing young, fruit, etc.
- ability to produce
- anything borne or produced, as a crop, fruit, etc.
- an enduring; endurance
- direction relative to one's own position or to the compass
- [pl.] position, as of a ship, established by determining the bearing from it of several known points
- [pl.] awareness or recognition of one's position or situation: to lose one's bearings
- relevant meaning; application; relation: the evidence had no bearing on the case
- Archit. the part of a lintel or beam that rests on supports
- Heraldry any figure on the field; charge
- Mech. any part of a machine in or on which another part revolves, slides, etc.
The definition of bearing is the way in which a person conducts himself.
An example of bearing is a person staying positive even though he lost his job.
that bears, or supports, weight: a bearing wall
- The manner in which one carries or conducts oneself: the poise and bearing of a champion. See Synonyms at behavior.
- a. A machine or structural part that supports another part.b. A device that supports, guides, and reduces the friction of motion between fixed and moving machine parts.
- Something that supports weight.
- The part of an arch or beam that rests on a support.
- a. The act, power, or period of producing fruit or offspring.b. The quantity produced; yield.
- Direction, especially angular direction measured from one position to another using geographical or celestial reference lines.
- often bearings Awareness of one's position or situation relative to one's surroundings: lost my bearings after taking the wrong exit.
- Relevant relationship or interconnection: Those issues have no bearing on our situation.
- Heraldry A charge or device on a field.
Architecture Designed to support structural weight: a bearing wall.
- A mechanical device that supports another part and/or reduces friction.
- (navigation, nautical) The horizontal angle between the direction of an object and another object, or between it and that of true north; a heading or direction.
- Relevance; a relationship or connection.
- That has no bearing on this issue.
- One's posture, demeanor, or manner.
- She walks with a confident, self-assured bearing.
- (in the plural) Direction or relative position.
- (architecture) That part of any member of a building which rests upon its supports.
- A lintel or beam may have four inches of bearing upon the wall.
- (architecture) The portion of a support on which anything rests.
- (architecture, proscribed) The unsupported span.
- The beam has twenty feet of bearing between its supports.
- (heraldry) Any single emblem or charge in an escutcheon or coat of arms.
- Present participle of bear.
- That bears (whatever this combining form combines with).
- If workers are in unsafe work environments, they are bearing a risk that has a measurable negative cost.
- Seed-bearing vegetables are comparatively scarce.
- High, bearing two peltate, deeplydivided leaves, which are about 5 in.
- The Florentine carroccio was usually followed by a smaller car bearing the martinella, a bell to ring out military signals.
- In 1616 Dirk Hartog discovered the island bearing his name.