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English adjective: bearing

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


Similarload-bearing, supporting


Antonymsnonbearing


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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