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Overview of noun bear

The noun bear has 2 senses? (first 1 from tagged texts)
1. (1) bear

(massive plantigrade carnivorous or omnivorous mammals with long shaggy coats and strong claws)

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)


Overview of verb bear

The verb bear has 13 senses? (first 9 from tagged texts)
1. (23) bear

(have; "bear a resemblance"; "bear a signature")

2. (17) give birth, deliver, bear, birth, have

(cause to be born; "My wife had twins yesterday!")

3. (13) digest, endure, stick out, stomach, bear, stand, tolerate, support, brook, abide, suffer, put up

(put up with something or somebody unpleasant; "I cannot bear his constant criticism"; "The new secretary had to endure a lot of unprofessional remarks"; "he learned to tolerate the heat"; "She stuck out two years in a miserable marriage")

4. (10) bear

(move while holding up or supporting; "Bear gifts"; "bear a heavy load"; "bear news"; "bearing orders")

5. (6) bear, turn out

(bring forth, "The apple tree bore delicious apples this year"; "The unidentified plant bore gorgeous flowers")

6. (5) bear, take over, accept, assume

(take on as one's own the expenses or debts of another person; "I'll accept the charges"; "She agreed to bear the responsibility")

7. (4) hold, bear, carry, contain

(contain or hold; have within; "The jar carries wine"; "The canteen holds fresh water"; "This can contains water")

8. (4) yield, pay, bear

(bring in; "interest-bearing accounts"; "How much does this savings certificate pay annually?")

9. (1) wear, bear

(have on one's person; "He wore a red ribbon"; "bear a scar")

10. behave, acquit, bear, deport, conduct, comport, carry

(behave in a certain manner; "She carried herself well"; "he bore himself with dignity"; "They conducted themselves well during these difficult times")

11. bear, hold

(have rightfully; of rights, titles, and offices; "She bears the title of Duchess"; "He held the governorship for almost a decade")

12. hold, carry, bear

(support or hold in a certain manner; "She holds her head high"; "He carried himself upright")

13. have a bun in the oven, bear, carry, gestate, expect

(be pregnant with; "She is bearing his child"; "The are expecting another child in January"; "I am carrying his child")

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