- 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
Example sentences from the Web for bearing
You can plot your bearings on them in a blizzard and they won’t fall apart or smear.Perfect Presents for the Grand Adventurer on Your List|Gabriela Aoun and Joe Jackson|November 10, 2020|Outside Online
A US presidential election always draws intense worldwide interest, in part due to the spectacle, but also because the leadership of the most powerful country in the world has a significant bearing on international affairs.As The World Watches US Election, The Appeal Of America Is Diminished|LGBTQ-Editor|November 2, 2020|No Straight News
Now, declaring victory doesn’t really amount to much, as it has no legal bearing.Why Pennsylvania’s Vote Count Could Change After Election Night|Geoffrey Skelley (firstname.lastname@example.org)|October 29, 2020|FiveThirtyEight
Simons Foundation funding decisions have no bearing on Quanta’s coverage.Deep Neural Networks Help to Explain Living Brains|Anil Ananthaswamy|October 28, 2020|Quanta Magazine
As you create your dish, be sure to take into account these sensations as they will all have some bearing on the gastrophysical experience.There’s a science to food pairing, and you can learn it here|Peter Coucquyt, Bernard Lahousse, and Johan Langenbick|October 22, 2020|Popular Science
Oh, but it's luck Duncan found the nest before it got so unbearing hot!Freckles|Gene Stratton-Porter
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