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English adjective: bearing

1. bearing (of a structural member) withstanding a weight or strain

Similarload-bearing, supporting


English noun: bearing

1. bearing relevant relation or interconnection

SamplesThose issues have no bearing on our situation.

Broader (hypernym)relatedness

2. bearing (location) the direction or path along which something moves or along which it lies

Synonymsaim, heading

Broader (hypernym)direction, way

Narrower (hyponym)tack

3. bearing (attribute) dignified manner or conduct

Synonymscomportment, mien, presence

Broader (hypernym)manner, personal manner

Narrower (hyponym)dignity, gravitas, lordliness

4. bearing (attribute) characteristic way of bearing one's body

SamplesStood with good posture.

Synonymscarriage, posture

Broader (hypernym)bodily property

Narrower (hyponym)awkwardness, clumsiness, gracefulness, manner of walking, slouch, walk

5. bearing (artifact) heraldry consisting of a design or image depicted on a shield

Synonymsarmorial bearing, charge, heraldic bearing

Broader (hypernym)heraldry

Narrower (hyponym)annulet, chevron, fleur-de-lis, fleur-de-lys, ordinary, roundel

6. bearing (artifact) a rotating support placed between moving parts to allow them to move easily

Broader (hypernym)support

Narrower (hyponym)ball bearing, fifth wheel, journal bearing, needle bearing, roller bearing, thrust bearing

Part meronymrotating mechanism

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