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Definition of Bearing

Bearing

  1. of Bear
  2. The manner in which one bears or conducts one's self; mien; behavior; carriage.
  3. Patient endurance; suffering without complaint.
  4. The situation of one object, with respect to another, such situation being supposed to have a connection with the object, or influence upon it, or to be influenced by it; hence, relation; connection.
  5. Purport; meaning; intended significance; aspect.
  6. The act, power, or time of producing or giving birth; as, a tree in full bearing; a tree past bearing.
  7. That part of any member of a building which rests upon its supports; as, a lintel or beam may have four inches of bearing upon the wall.
  8. The portion of a support on which anything rests.
  9. Improperly, the unsupported span; as, the beam has twenty feet of bearing between its supports.
  10. The part of an axle or shaft in contact with its support, collar, or boxing; the journal.
  11. The part of the support on which a journal rests and rotates.
  12. Any single emblem or charge in an escutcheon or coat of arms -- commonly in the pl.
  13. The situation of a distant object, with regard to a ship's position, as on the bow, on the lee quarter, etc.; the direction or point of the compass in which an object is seen; as, the bearing of the cape was W. N. W.
  14. The widest part of a vessel below the plank-sheer.
  15. The line of flotation of a vessel when properly trimmed with cargo or ballast.

Bearing Quotations

There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.
Maya Angelou

A rock pile ceases to be a rock pile the moment a single man contemplates it, bearing within him the image of a cathedral.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery

The deepest experience of the creator is feminine, for it is experience of receiving and bearing.
Rainer Maria Rilke

I come bearing an olive branch in one hand, and the freedom fighter's gun in the other. Do not let the olive branch fall from my hand.
Yasser Arafat

Beware of geeks bearing formulas.
Warren Buffett
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Bearing Translations

bearing in Dutch is lager
bearing in French is naissant, coussinet
bearing in German is ertragend, tragend, Lager
bearing in Portuguese is rolamento
bearing in Spanish is abolas
bearing in Swedish is lager
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