- 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
As the Harvard Crimson noted, Byrne “had been bearing the brunt of the Harvard attack” all afternoon.
Palmer takes some "bearing with," and, like us all, has his weaker side.
The concept of college football no longer has any bearing on the quality of the person, the quality of students.Welcome to the 2014 College Football Season: Exploitation, Florida State, and the Accused|Robert Silverman|August 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
For James, journalism was bearing witness, especially when it comes to frontline coverage.
The slideshow is all surface, all for show, bearing little resemblance to the sex that actual lesbians have.I Tried Cosmo’s Lesbian Sex Tips and They Were Terrible|Samantha Allen|July 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Just then a tremendous broken sea was observed to be bearing down upon the already sluggish vessel.The Dreadnought of the Air|Percy F. Westerman
Her dress and bearing gave the impression of solid wellbeing, and steadfast purpose.Skipper Worse|Alexander Lange Kielland
The amount of compensation paid to the employee may also have a bearing on the amount of skill the employer has a right to expect.Commercial Law|Samuel Williston, Richard D. Currier, and Richard W. Hill
While slow in coming in bearing, after fruiting begins the trees bear regularly and abundantly.The Pears of New York|U. P. Hedrick
They elected captains and standard-bearers, and divided all the citizens capable of bearing arms into regiments and companies.Freaks of Fanaticism|Sabine Baring-Gould
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