bearing

bearing
n
1. manner, demeanor, air, attitude, temperament; carriage, gait, posture, pose, port; comportment, behavior, conduct, deportment; front, mien, aspect; appearance, look, cast, presence.
2. procreation, germination, propagation, reproduction; fructification, fecundation, conception; pregnancy, gestation, gravidity, fecundity; maturation, generation, incubation, breeding; (all of animals) heat, rut, berry.
3. spawning, genesis, giving birth, birth, childbirth, Obs. geniture; parturition, pullulation, producing, yielding; delivery, (all of animals) dropping, hatching, laying, casting.
4. enduring, sustaining, abiding, standing; withstanding, tolerating, weathering, suffering, braving, Inf. toughing, brooking, biding; putting up with, taking, swallowing, stomaching; undergoing, submitting to, Chiefly Scot. tholing, Archaic. forbearing, Obs. abying.
5. reference, relation, correlation; relevancy, pertinence, pertinency, germaneness, applicability, relativity; connection, association, respect, regard, concern; resemblance, affinity, correspondence, likeness, similitude, similarity; aptness, suitability, appositeness; dependency, contingency.
6. pivot, swivel, caster, ball bearing, ball, ball and socket; roller, trundle, wheel, trolley; pin, bolt, Mach. gudgeon, pintle.
7. bearings
aim, direction, course, track, Naut. tack; set, inclination, bent, drift, trend; position, location, situation, placement.

A Note on the Style of the synonym finder. 2014.

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  • Bearing — Bear ing (b[^a]r [i^]ng), n. 1. The manner in which one bears or conducts one s self; mien; behavior; carriage. [1913 Webster] I know him by his bearing. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. Patient endurance; suffering without complaint. [1913 Webster] 3.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bearing — n Bearing, deportment, demeanor, mien, port, presence are comparable when they denote the way in which or the quality by which a person outwardly manifests his personality and breeding. Bearing is the most general of these words; it may imply… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • bearing — [ber′iŋ] n. 1. way of carrying and conducting oneself; carriage; manner; mien 2. a support or supporting part 3. a) the act, power, or period of producing young, fruit, etc. b) ability to produce c) anything borne or produced, as a crop, fruit,… …   English World dictionary

  • Bearing — may refer to: * Bearing (navigation), a term for direction * Bearing (mechanical), a component that separates moving parts and takes a load …   Wikipedia

  • bearing — [n1] person’s conduct, posture address, air, aspect, attitude, behavior, carriage, comportment, demeanor, deportment, display, front, look, manner, mien, poise, port, pose, presence, set, stand; concepts 411,633 bearing [n2] significance… …   New thesaurus

  • bearing — ► NOUN 1) a person s way of standing, moving, or behaving. 2) relation; relevance: the case has no bearing on the issues. 3) (bearings) a device that allows two parts to rotate or move in contact with each other. 4) direction or position relative …   English terms dictionary

  • bearing — index behavior, color (complexion), conduct, connection (relation), connotation, content (meaning …   Law dictionary

  • bearing on — index relative (relevant) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • bearing — carrying of oneself, deportment, mid 13c., from BEAR (Cf. bear) (v.). Mechanical sense of part of a machine that bears the friction is from 1791 …   Etymology dictionary

  • bearing — [1] The area of a unit in which the contacting surface of a revolving part rests in order to minimize wear and friction between two surfaces. [2] An antifriction reducing device that is usually found between two moving parts. The babbitt bearings …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • bearing — /bair ing/, n. 1. the manner in which one conducts or carries oneself, including posture and gestures: a man of dignified bearing. 2. the act, capability, or period of producing or bringing forth: a tree past bearing. 3. something that is… …   Universalium

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