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bearing

bear·ing

bearing

pronunciation:
be rIng
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: manner of conduct, behavior, or physical carriage.
The king's bearing was dignified.
synonyms:
air, attitude, carriage, comportment, demeanor, deportment, manner, mien, port, set
similar words:
behavior, conduct, posture, presence
definition 2: relation or relevance (usu. fol. by on).
The facts had no bearing on his conclusion.
synonyms:
connection, relation, relevance
similar words:
correlation
definition 3: a machine part that reduces friction between fixed and moving parts, as in a wheel.
 
similar words:
ball, ball bearing, pivot, roller, roller bearing, swivel
definition 4: (often pl.) position in relation to other things; sense of direction.
We lost our bearings.
synonyms:
direction
similar words:
course, orientation, position, way
definition 5: the process or result of producing offspring, as when a tree bears fruit.
synonyms:
production, reproduction
similar words:
birth, delivery, hatching, parturition, procreation, spawning, yielding
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