bearing

[ bair-ing ]
/ ˈbɛər ɪŋ /

noun

Origin of bearing

First recorded in 1200–50, bearing is from the Middle English word beryng. See bear1, -ing1

SYNONYMS FOR bearing

5 connection, dependency; application.
8 course, aim.

Related forms

un·bear·ing, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for bearings

bearing

/ (ˈbɛərɪŋ) /

noun

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Idioms and Phrases with bearings

bearings


see get one's bearings.

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