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Bering

[beer-ing, ber-, bair-; Danish bey-ring]
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noun
  1. Vi·tus [vee-too s] /ˈvi tʊs/, 1680–1741, Danish navigator: explorer of the N Pacific.
Also Behring.
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  • The only way was ahead, across the dark and icy sea of Bering to Alaska.

    Lost Face

    Jack London

  • The Yukon swept him away, and he might or might not win to Bering Sea.

    Lost Face

    Jack London

  • We're nigh one of the Aleutians, an' Bering Strait is full of ice.

    A Man to His Mate

    J. Allan Dunn

  • On general principles they patrol the west side of Bering Strait.

    A Man to His Mate

    J. Allan Dunn

  • Some years elapsed, and in 1741 Bering, Spangberg and Tchirikoff again volunteered.

    The Great Company</p>

    Beckles Willson


British Dictionary definitions for bering

Bering

Behring

noun
  1. Vitus (ˈviːtʊs). 1681–1741, Danish navigator, who explored the N Pacific for the Russians and discovered Bering Island and the Bering Strait
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Word Origin and History for bering

Bering

strait and sea between Alaska and Siberia, named for Danish explorer Vitus Bering (1681-1741), who worked for Peter the Great and led the first European expedition to sight Alaska, in 1741.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

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