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Part of Speech: noun
Results: 36
1. A bier.
3. An animal which has some resemblance to a bear in form or habits, but no real affinity; as, the woolly bear; ant bear; water bear; sea bear.
4. Metaphorically: A brutal, coarse, or morose person.
6. A portable punching machine.
7. Alt. of Bere
9. A block covered with coarse matting; - used to scour the deck.
10. A compilation of statutes or decisions analytically arranged. The term is applied in a general sense to the Pandects of Justinian ( see Pandect), but is also specially given by authors to compilations of laws on particular topics; a summary of laws; as, Comyn's Digest; the United States Digest.
Part of Speech: verb
4. To take effect; to have influence or force; as, to bring matters to bear.
6. To be situated, as to the point of compass, with respect to something else; as, the land bears N. by E.
7. To press; - with on or upon, or against.
Part of Speech: verb transitive
1. To support or sustain; to hold up.
2. To support and remove or carry; to convey.
3. To possess and use, as power; to exercise.
4. To sustain; to have on ( written or inscribed, or as a mark), as, the tablet bears this inscription.
5. To possess or carry, as a mark of authority or distinction; to wear; as, to bear a sword, badge, or name.
8. To gain or win.
16. To bring forth or produce; to yield; as, to bear apples; to bear children; to bear interest.
17. To endeavor to depress the price of, or prices in; as, to bear a railroad stock; to bear the market.
18. To conduct; to bring; - said of persons.
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