1) v. t. - To support or sustain; to hold up.
2) v. t. - To support and remove or carry; to convey.
3) v. t. - To conduct; to bring; -- said of persons.
4) v. t. - To possess and use, as power; to exercise.
5) v. t. - To sustain; to have on (written or inscribed, or as a mark), as, the tablet bears this inscription.
6) v. t. - To possess or carry, as a mark of authority or distinction; to wear; as, to bear a sword, badge, or name.
7) v. t. - To possess mentally; to carry or hold in the mind; to entertain; to harbor
8) v. t. - To endure; to tolerate; to undergo; to suffer.
9) v. t. - To gain or win.
10) v. t. - To sustain, or be answerable for, as blame, expense, responsibility, etc.
11) v. t. - To render or give; to bring forward.
12) v. t. - To carry on, or maintain; to have.
13) v. t. - To admit or be capable of; that is, to suffer or sustain without violence, injury, or change.
14) v. t. - To manage, wield, or direct.
15) v. t. - To behave; to conduct.
16) v. t. - To afford; to be to; to supply with.
17) v. t. - To bring forth or produce; to yield; as, to bear apples; to bear children; to bear interest.
18) v. i. - To produce, as fruit; to be fruitful, in opposition to barrenness.
19) v. i. - To suffer, as in carrying a burden.
20) v. i. - To endure with patience; to be patient.
21) v. i. - To press; -- with on or upon, or against.
22) v. i. - To take effect; to have influence or force; as, to bring matters to bear.
23) v. i. - To relate or refer; -- with on or upon; as, how does this bear on the question?
24) v. i. - To have a certain meaning, intent, or effect.
25) v. i. - To be situated, as to the point of compass, with respect to something else; as, the land bears N. by E.
26) n. - A bier.
27) n. - Any species of the genus Ursus, and of the closely allied genera. Bears are plantigrade Carnivora, but they live largely on fruit and insects.
28) n. - An animal which has some resemblance to a bear in form or habits, but no real affinity; as, the woolly bear; ant bear; water bear; sea bear.
29) n. - One of two constellations in the northern hemisphere, called respectively the Great Bear and the Lesser Bear, or Ursa Major and Ursa Minor.
30) n. - Metaphorically: A brutal, coarse, or morose person.
31) n. - A person who sells stocks or securities for future delivery in expectation of a fall in the market.
32) n. - A portable punching machine.
33) n. - A block covered with coarse matting; -- used to scour the deck.
34) v. t. - To endeavor to depress the price of, or prices in; as, to bear a railroad stock; to bear the market.
35) n. - Alt. of Bere