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English noun: bear

1. bear (animal) massive plantigrade carnivorous or omnivorous mammals with long shaggy coats and strong claws


Broader (hypernym)carnivore


Narrower (hyponym)American black bear, Asiatic black bear, bear cub, black bear, black bear, brown bear, bruin, bruin, Euarctos americanus, ice bear, Melursus ursinus, polar bear, Selenarctos thibetanus, sloth bear, Thalarctos maritimus, Ursus americanus, Ursus arctos, Ursus Maritimus, Ursus thibetanus, Ursus ursinus


Member meronymfamily Ursidae, Ursidae

2. bear (person) an investor with a pessimistic market outlook; an investor who expects prices to fall and so sells now in order to buy later at a lower price


Broader (hypernym)investor


Antonymsbull


English verb: bear

1. bear (stative) have


SamplesBear a resemblance.
Bear a signature.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)feature, have


Narrower (hyponym)carry

2. bear (body) cause to be born


SamplesMy wife had twins yesterday!.


Synonymsbirth, deliver, give birth, have


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)bring forth, produce


Narrower (hyponym)bear, calve, carry, cub, drop, expect, farrow, fawn, foal, gestate, have a bun in the oven, have young, kitten, lamb, litter, pig, pup, twin, whelp


Entailconceive


Verb groupbear, carry, expect, gestate, have a bun in the oven

3. bear (cognition) put up with something or somebody unpleasant


SamplesI cannot bear his constant criticism.
The new secretary had to endure a lot of unprofessional remarks.
He learned to tolerate the heat.
She stuck out two years in a miserable marriage.


ExamplesSam cannot bear Sue


Synonymsabide, brook, digest, endure, put up, stand, stick out, stomach, suffer, support, tolerate


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)allow, countenance, let, permit


Narrower (hyponym)accept, bear up, hold still for, live with, pay, sit out, stand for, swallow, take a joke, take lying down


Verb groupsuffer

4. bear (contact) move while holding up or supporting


SamplesBear gifts.
Bear a heavy load.
Bear news.
Bearing orders.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)carry, transport


Narrower (hyponym)frogmarch


Entaildisplace, move, move

5. bear (creation) bring forth,


SamplesThe apple tree bore delicious apples this year.
The unidentified plant bore gorgeous flowers.


Synonymsturn out


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Broader (hypernym)create, make


Narrower (hyponym)crop, fruit, overbear, seed, spin off

6. bear (possession) take on as one's own the expenses or debts of another person


SamplesI'll accept the charges.
She agreed to bear the responsibility.


Synonymsaccept, assume, take over


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)take


Narrower (hyponym)carry-the can, face the music

7. bear (stative) contain or hold; have within


SamplesThe jar carries wine.
The canteen holds fresh water.
This can contains water.


Synonymscarry, contain, hold


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Broader (hypernym)include


Narrower (hyponym)confine, enclose, hold in, retain


Verb groupcontain, hold, take

8. bear (possession) bring in


SamplesInterest-bearing accounts.
How much does this savings certificate pay annually?.


Synonymspay, yield


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Broader (hypernym)bring in, clear, earn, gain, make, pull in, realise, realize, take in


Narrower (hyponym)clear, net, pay off


Domain categoryinvestment, investment funds

9. bear (body) have on one's person


SamplesHe wore a red ribbon.
Bear a scar.


Synonymswear


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)feature, have

10. bear (social) behave in a certain manner


SamplesShe carried herself well.
He bore himself with dignity.
They conducted themselves well during these difficult times.


Synonymsacquit, behave, carry, comport, conduct, deport


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)act, bear, carry, hold, move


Narrower (hyponym)assert, deal, fluster, pose, posture, put forward, walk around

11. bear (possession) have rightfully; of rights, titles, and offices


SamplesShe bears the title of Duchess.
He held the governorship for almost a decade.


Synonymshold


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)have, have got, hold

12. bear (contact) support or hold in a certain manner


SamplesShe holds her head high.
He carried himself upright.


Synonymscarry, hold


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Narrower (hyponym)acquit, balance, bear, behave, carry, comport, conduct, deport, piggyback, poise, sling, stoop

13. bear (body) be pregnant with


SamplesShe is bearing his child.
The are expecting another child in January.
I am carrying his child.


Synonymscarry, expect, gestate, have a bun in the oven


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)bear, birth, deliver, give birth, have


Entailconceive


Verb groupbear, birth, deliver, expect, give birth, have









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