Bearing meaning

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One's posture, demeanor, or manner.

She walks with a confident, self-assured bearing.

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The manner in which one carries or conducts oneself.

The poise and bearing of a champion.

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Something that supports weight.
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An enduring; endurance.
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A support or supporting part.
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Relevant meaning; application; relation.

The evidence had no bearing on the case.

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The part of a lintel or beam that rests on supports.
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Any figure on the field; charge.
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Any part of a machine in or on which another part revolves, slides, etc.
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That bears, or supports, weight.

A bearing wall.

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Of a beam, column, or other device, carrying weight or load.

That's a bearing wall.

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A mechanical device that supports another part and/or reduces friction.
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(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.
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Relevance; a relationship or connection.

That has no bearing on this issue.

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(in the plural) Direction or relative position.
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(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.

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(architecture) The portion of a support on which anything rests.
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(architecture, proscribed) The unsupported span.

The beam has twenty feet of bearing between its supports.

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(heraldry) Any single emblem or charge in an escutcheon or coat of arms.
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Present participle of bear.
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That bears (whatever this combining form combines with).
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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.

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The part of an arch or beam that rests on a support.
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Direction, especially angular direction measured from one position to another using geographical or celestial reference lines.
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Awareness of one's position or situation relative to one's surroundings.

Lost my bearings after taking the wrong exit.

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A charge or device on a field.
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Designed to support structural weight.

A bearing wall.

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Way of carrying and conducting oneself; carriage; manner; mien.
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Relevant relationship or interconnection.

Those issues have no bearing on our situation.

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