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Meaning of bear

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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

  bear
      n 1: massive plantigrade carnivorous or omnivorous mammals with
           long shaggy coats and strong claws
      2: 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 [ant: {bull}]
      v 1: have; "bear a resemblance"; "bear a signature"
      2: cause to be born; "My wife had twins yesterday!" [syn: {give
         birth}, {deliver}, {bear}, {birth}, {have}]
      3: 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"
         [syn: {digest}, {endure}, {stick out}, {stomach}, {bear},
         {stand}, {tolerate}, {support}, {brook}, {abide}, {suffer},
         {put up}]
      4: move while holding up or supporting; "Bear gifts"; "bear a
         heavy load"; "bear news"; "bearing orders"
      5: bring forth, "The apple tree bore delicious apples this
         year"; "The unidentified plant bore gorgeous flowers" [syn:
         {bear}, {turn out}]
      6: take on as one's own the expenses or debts of another person;
         "I'll accept the charges"; "She agreed to bear the
         responsibility" [syn: {bear}, {take over}, {accept},
         {assume}]
      7: contain or hold; have within; "The jar carries wine"; "The
         canteen holds fresh water"; "This can contains water" [syn:
         {hold}, {bear}, {carry}, {contain}]
      8: bring in; "interest-bearing accounts"; "How much does this
         savings certificate pay annually?" [syn: {yield}, {pay},
         {bear}]
      9: have on one's person; "He wore a red ribbon"; "bear a scar"
         [syn: {wear}, {bear}]
      10: behave in a certain manner; "She carried herself well"; "he
          bore himself with dignity"; "They conducted themselves well
          during these difficult times" [syn: {behave}, {acquit},
          {bear}, {deport}, {conduct}, {comport}, {carry}]
      11: have rightfully; of rights, titles, and offices; "She bears
          the title of Duchess"; "He held the governorship for almost
          a decade" [syn: {bear}, {hold}]
      12: support or hold in a certain manner; "She holds her head
          high"; "He carried himself upright" [syn: {hold}, {carry},
          {bear}]
      13: be pregnant with; "She is bearing his child"; "The are
          expecting another child in January"; "I am carrying his
          child" [syn: {have a bun in the oven}, {bear}, {carry},
          {gestate}, {expect}]


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