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BEARING

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does bearing mean? 

BEARING (noun)
  The noun BEARING has 6 senses:

1. relevant relation or interconnection
2. the direction or path along which something moves or along which it lies
3. dignified manner or conduct
4. characteristic way of bearing one's body
5. heraldry consisting of a design or image depicted on a shield
6. a rotating support placed between moving parts to allow them to move easily

  Familiarity information: BEARING used as a noun is common.


BEARING (adjective)
  The adjective BEARING has 2 senses:

1. (of a structural member) withstanding a weight or strain
2. producing or yielding

  Familiarity information: BEARING used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


BEARING (noun)


Sense 1bearing [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Relevant relation or interconnection

Classified under:

Nouns denoting relations between people or things or ideas

Context example:

those issues have no bearing on our situation

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

relatedness (a particular manner of connectedness)


Sense 2bearing [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The direction or path along which something moves or along which it lies

Classified under:

Nouns denoting spatial position

Synonyms:

bearing; heading; aim

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

direction; way (a line leading to a place or point)

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

tack (the heading or position of a vessel relative to the trim of its sails)


Sense 3bearing [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Dignified manner or conduct

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

mien; comportment; bearing; presence

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

manner; personal manner (a way of acting or behaving)

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

dignity; gravitas; lordliness (formality in bearing and appearance)


Sense 4bearing [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Characteristic way of bearing one's body

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

posture; carriage; bearing

Context example:

stood with good posture

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

bodily property (an attribute of the body)

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

manner of walking; walk (manner of walking)

slouch (a stooping carriage in standing and walking)

gracefulness (beautiful carriage)

awkwardness; clumsiness (the carriage of someone whose movements and posture are ungainly or inelegant)


Sense 5bearing [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Heraldry consisting of a design or image depicted on a shield

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

armorial bearing; heraldic bearing; bearing; charge

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

heraldry (emblem indicating the right of a person to bear arms)

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

ordinary ((heraldry) any of several conventional figures used on shields)

fleur-de-lis; fleur-de-lys ((heraldry) charge consisting of a conventionalized representation of an iris)

chevron (an inverted V-shaped charge)

annulet; roundel ((heraldry) a charge in the shape of a circle)


Sense 6bearing [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A rotating support placed between moving parts to allow them to move easily

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

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

support (any device that bears the weight of another thing)

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

ball bearing; needle bearing; roller bearing (bearings containing small metal balls)

fifth wheel (a steering bearing that enables the front axle of a horse-drawn wagon to rotate)

journal bearing (the bearing of a journal)

thrust bearing (a bearing designed to take thrusts parallel to the axis of revolution)

Holonyms ("bearing" is a part of...):

rotating mechanism (a mechanism that rotates)


BEARING (adjective)


Sense 1bearing [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(of a structural member) withstanding a weight or strain

Similar:

load-bearing; supporting (capable of bearing a structural load)

Antonym:

nonbearing ((of a structural member) supporting no vertical weight other than its own)


Sense 2bearing [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Producing or yielding

Context examples:

an interest-bearing note / fruit-bearing trees

Similar:

productive (producing or capable of producing (especially abundantly))

Domain usage:

combining form (a bound form used only in compounds)


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