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bear

noun

1 bear

Massive plantigrade carnivorous or omnivorous mammals with long shaggy coats and strong claws.

Roget 797: merchant, trader, dealer, monger, chandler, salesman; changer; regrater; shopkeeper, shopman; tradesman, tradespeople, tradesfolk.    ... show more

Roget 895: discourtesy; ill breeding; ill manners, bad manners, ungainly manners; insuavity; uncourteousness, etc. adj.; rusticity, inurbanity; illiberality, incivility displacency.    ... show more

Roget 799a: stock market, stock exchange, securities exchange; bourse, board; the big board, the New York Stock Exchange; the market, the open market; over-the-counter market; privately traded issues.    commodities exchange, futures exchange, ... show more

Dutch: beer
Polish: niedźwiedź



2 bear

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.

Dutch: berin, beer, bear, dalend, dalende

verb

1 bear

Have.

2 bear

Cause to be born.

synonyms: birth, deliver, give birth, have.

Roget 470: be possible etc. adj.; stand a chance; admit of, bear.    render possible etc. adj.; put in the way of.   

Roget 161: produce, perform, operate, do, make, gar, form, construct, fabricate, frame, contrive, manufacture; weave, ... show more

Dutch: baren, bevallen

3 bear

Put up with something or somebody unpleasant:
— I cannot bear his constant criticism.

synonyms: abide, brook, digest, endure, put up, stand, stick out, stomach, suffer, support ... show more.

Roget 821: feel; receive an impression etc. n.; be impressed with etc. adj.; entertain feeling, harbor feeling, cherish feeling etc. n.. respond; ... show more

Dutch: doormaken, doorstaan, dragen, dulden, gedogen, getroosten, harden, incasseren, kampen, velen ... show more

4 bear

Move while holding up or supporting.

5 bear

Bring forth.

synonym: turn out.

6 bear

Take on as one's own the expenses or debts of another person:
— She agreed to bear the responsibility.

synonyms: accept, assume, take over.

Dutch: overnemen

7 bear

Contain or hold; have within.

synonyms: carry, contain, hold.

Dutch: bevatten, inhouden

8 bear

Bring in:
— Interest-bearing accounts.

synonyms: pay, yield.

Dutch: betalen, verdienen

9 bear

Have on one's person:
— Bear a scar.

synonym: wear.

10 bear

Behave in a certain manner.

synonyms: acquit, behave, carry, comport, conduct, deport.

Roget 270: transfer, transmit, transport, transplace, transplant, translocate; convey, carry, bear, fetch and carry; carry over, ferry over; hand pass, forward; ... show more

11 bear

Have rightfully; of rights, titles, and offices:
— She bears the title of Duchess.

synonym: hold.

12 bear

Support or hold in a certain manner.

synonyms: carry, hold.

Roget 215: be supported &c.; lie on, sit on, recline on, lean on, loll on, rest on, stand on, step on, repose on, abut on, bear on, be based on ... show more

13 bear

Be pregnant with:
— She is bearing his child.

synonyms: carry, expect, gestate, have a bun in the oven.


Moby thesaurus: Cape polecat, Tartar, abide, abide with, acquiesce, acquit, act, admit of, affect, afflict, afford, afford support, aim, allow, answer, ape, appertain, apply, assault, attend ... show more.

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