[ bair-er ]
/ ˈbɛər ər /


Origin of bearer

First recorded in 1250–1300, bearer is from the Middle English word berere. See bear1, -er1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for bearer

/ (ˈbɛərə) /


a person or thing that bears, presents, or upholds
a person who presents a note or bill for payment
(formerly, in Africa, India, etc)
  1. a native carrier, esp on an expedition
  2. a native servant
the holder of a rank, position, office, etc
(modifier) finance payable to the person in possessionbearer bonds
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