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bearing

bear·ing

bearing

 
pronunciation:
be rIng
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the way a person acts, behaves, stands, or walks.
The king had a proud bearing.
synonyms:
air, attitude, carriage, manner
similar words:
behavior, conduct, posture, presence
definition 2: relation or connection (usually followed by on).
The facts had no bearing on his decision.
synonyms:
connection, relation, relevance
definition 3: a machine part that holds another, moving part and allows it to move with less friction. Bearings are often used to help wheels turn.
 
similar words:
ball, ball bearing, pivot, roller, swivel
definition 4: (often plural) position in relation to other things; sense of direction.
We lost our bearings in the blizzard.
synonyms:
direction
similar words:
course, orientation, position, way
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