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1. bear

verb. ['ˈbɛr'] have.

Synonyms

  • feature
  • carry

Antonyms

  • outlaw
  • criminalise
  • reject

Etymology

  • bere (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • beor (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • beren (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • beran (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Example sentences of the word bear


1. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Inexpensive fakes sometimes bear a photo of someone who is not the person carrying the card.

2. Verb, base form
Wait until your dwarf citrus tree begins to bear fruit so you can see where the fruit will set.

3. Noun, singular or mass
Carrying bear spray and knowing how to use it makes sense in this area.

4. Adjective
An on-site gift shop sells crystals, fossils, meteorites and cave bear skulls.

Quotes containing the word bear


1. Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other.
- Abraham Lincoln

2. He who has a why to live can bear almost any how.
- Friedrich Nietzsche

3. Hope is important because it can make the present moment less difficult to bear. If we believe that tomorrow will be better, we can bear a hardship today.
- Thich Nhat Hanh

2. bear

verb. ['ˈbɛr'] cause to be born.

Synonyms

  • lamb
  • pig
  • foal
  • cub
  • gestate
  • carry
  • have
  • whelp
  • farrow
  • litter
  • pup
  • have young
  • bring forth
  • calve
  • twin
  • deliver
  • expect
  • kitten
  • conceive
  • fawn
  • birth
  • produce
  • give birth
  • drop

Antonyms

  • be well
  • disagree
  • disjoin
  • mismatched

Etymology

  • bere (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • beor (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • beren (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • beran (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

3. bear

verb. ['ˈbɛr'] move while holding up or supporting.

Synonyms

  • frogmarch
  • displace
  • move
  • carry

Antonyms

  • overspend
  • recuperate
  • better
  • ascend

Etymology

  • bere (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • beor (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • beren (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • beran (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

4. bear

verb. ['ˈbɛr'] put up with something or somebody unpleasant.

Synonyms

  • take lying down
  • pay
  • stick out
  • support
  • swallow
  • stand for
  • hold still for
  • digest
  • bear up
  • permit
  • take a joke
  • put up
  • sit out
  • live with
  • stand
  • countenance
  • suffer
  • let
  • tolerate
  • brook
  • accept
  • allow
  • endure
  • stomach

Antonyms

  • disallow
  • death
  • stillbirth
  • disappear

Etymology

  • bere (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • beor (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • beren (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • beran (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

5. bear

verb. ['ˈbɛr'] bring forth, "The apple tree bore delicious apples this year".

Synonyms

  • make
  • crop
  • seed
  • spin off
  • create
  • turn out
  • fruit

Antonyms

  • levitation
  • sharpen
  • win
  • pay cash

Etymology

  • bere (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • beor (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • beren (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • beran (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

6. bear

verb. ['ˈbɛr'] take on as one's own the expenses or debts of another person.

Synonyms

  • face the music
  • accept
  • assume
  • take over
  • take

Antonyms

  • boycott
  • disapproval
  • invalidate
  • negate

Etymology

  • bere (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • beor (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • beren (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • beran (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

7. bear

verb. ['ˈbɛr'] bring in.

Synonyms

  • yield
  • realise
  • make
  • pay
  • net
  • pay off
  • gain
  • clear
  • pull in
  • bring in
  • take in
  • realize

Antonyms

  • underpay
  • overpay
  • take
  • default

Etymology

  • bere (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • beor (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • beren (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • beran (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

8. bear

verb. ['ˈbɛr'] contain or hold; have within.

Synonyms

  • hold in
  • contain
  • enclose
  • confine
  • retain
  • hold
  • carry
  • take

Antonyms

  • prevent
  • level
  • act
  • lie

Etymology

  • bere (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • beor (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • beren (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • beran (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

9. bear

verb. ['ˈbɛr'] have on one's person.

Synonyms

  • have
  • feature

Antonyms

  • dissuade
  • dishonor
  • refuse

Etymology

  • bere (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • beor (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • beren (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • beran (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

10. bear

noun. ['ˈbɛr'] massive plantigrade carnivorous or omnivorous mammals with long shaggy coats and strong claws.

Synonyms

  • brown bear
  • Ursidae
  • polar bear
  • bear cub
  • carnivore
  • Ursus arctos
  • Thalarctos maritimus
  • Euarctos americanus
  • bruin
  • family Ursidae
  • Ursus Maritimus
  • ice bear
  • Asiatic black bear
  • Ursus ursinus
  • Ursus thibetanus
  • Selenarctos thibetanus
  • Melursus ursinus
  • sloth bear
  • black bear
  • Ursus americanus

Antonyms

  • female child
  • stay in place
  • lose
  • precede

Etymology

  • bere (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • beor (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • beren (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • beran (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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