- a supporting part of a structure.
- the area of contact between a bearing member, as a beam, and a pier, wall, or other underlying support.
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Origin of bearing
synonym study for bearing
OTHER WORDS FROM bearingun·bear·ing, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for bearing
“We don’t anticipate any material bearing on the city’s credit or bond ratings,” Kommi said.
As AG, her personal feelings had no bearing on her obligations.OPINION: Looking at Kamala Harris’ record on trans and progressive issues — the facts matter|Rachael Rose Luckey|August 19, 2020|Washington Blade
They lose their bearings, question their relationships and education, and barely pass their classes.Generation Z is ‘traumatized’ by climate change—and they’re the key to fighting it|matthewheimer|August 19, 2020|Fortune
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However, as we mentioned before, the front side was open, thus allowing the wearer to maintain his visual bearing.Know Your Ancient Greek Helmets: From Attic to Phrygian|Dattatreya Mandal|May 19, 2020|Realm of History
The others are difficult to identify, since they reacted with other oxygen-bearing molecules in the soil.
Their decay proceeded without a ready supply of oxygen, producing hydrocarbons like methane instead of oxygen-bearing molecules.
Thanks to the film bearing his name, Oskar Schindler is probably the most well-known of these, but there are many others.
For his part, Logan now believes that more than 95 percent of cone bearing trees are infected.
As the Harvard Crimson noted, Byrne “had been bearing the brunt of the Harvard attack” all afternoon.
The sense of bearing on to the voice, or endeavoring to push the tone by any pressure whatever, should be absolutely avoided.Expressive Voice Culture|Jessie Eldridge Southwick
One, a man of distinguished looks and military bearing, was a little in advance of the other two.The Courier of the Ozarks|Byron A. Dunn
From several doorways other men emerged, some of martial bearing, showing that the place was garrisoned to some extent.St. Martin's Summer|Rafael Sabatini
My soul hateth your new moons, and your solemnities: they are become troublesome to me, I am weary of bearing them.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version|Various
This he did, erecting at the harbor a beautiful cross bearing the arms of France.
British Dictionary definitions for bearing
- the act, period, or capability of producing fruit or young
- an amount produced; yield
- a device or emblem on a heraldic shield; charge
- another name for coat of arms