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BEARER

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does bearer mean? 

BEARER (noun)
  The noun BEARER has 4 senses:

1. someone whose employment involves carrying something
2. a messenger who bears or presents
3. one of the mourners carrying the coffin at a funeral
4. the person who is in possession of a check or note or bond or document of title that is endorsed to him or to whoever holds it

  Familiarity information: BEARER used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


BEARER (noun)


Sense 1bearer [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Someone whose employment involves carrying something

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

bearer; carrier; toter

Context example:

the bonds were transmitted by carrier

Hypernyms ("bearer" is a kind of...):

traveler; traveller (a person who changes location)


Sense 2bearer [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A messenger who bears or presents

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Context example:

a bearer of good tidings

Hypernyms ("bearer" is a kind of...):

courier; messenger (a person who carries a message)


Sense 3bearer [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

One of the mourners carrying the coffin at a funeral

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

pallbearer; bearer

Hypernyms ("bearer" is a kind of...):

griever; lamenter; mourner; sorrower (a person who is feeling grief (as grieving over someone who has died))


Sense 4bearer [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The person who is in possession of a check or note or bond or document of title that is endorsed to him or to whoever holds it

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

holder; bearer

Context example:

the bond was marked 'payable to bearer'

Hypernyms ("bearer" is a kind of...):

capitalist (a person who invests capital in a business (especially a large business))

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "bearer"):

ticket holder (holder of a ticket (for admission or for passage))

accumulator; collector; gatherer (a person who is employed to collect payments (as for rent or taxes))

tenant (a holder of buildings or lands by any kind of title (as ownership or lease))


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