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Definition 1: massive plantigrade carnivorous or omnivorous mammals with long shaggy coats and strong claws - [noun denoting animal]

(bear is a kind of ...) a terrestrial or aquatic flesh-eating mammal

"terrestrial carnivores have four or five clawed digits on each limb"

(... is a kind of bear ) a young bear

(... is a kind of bear ) large ferocious bear of Eurasia

(... is a kind of bear ) a conventional name for a bear used in tales following usage in the old epic `Reynard the Fox'

(... is a kind of bear ) brown to black North American bear; smaller and less ferocious than the brown bear

(... is a kind of bear ) bear with a black coat living in central and eastern Asia

(... is a kind of bear ) white bear of Arctic regions

(... is a kind of bear ) common coarse-haired long-snouted bear of south-central Asia

(... is a member of bear) bears and extinct related forms

Definition 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 - [noun denoting person]

(bear is a kind of ...) someone who commits capital in order to gain financial returns

Definition 3: be pregnant with - [verb of body]

Samples where bear or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She is bearing his child
  • The are expecting another child in January
  • I am carrying his child

Synonyms for bear in the sense of this definition

(bear has a similar meaning as ...) cause to be born

"My wife had twins yesterday!"

(bear implies ...) become pregnant; undergo conception

"She cannot conceive" "My daughter was conceived in Christmas Day"

(bear has a similar meaning as ...) look forward to the birth of a child

"She is expecting in March"

Definition 4: cause to be born - [verb of body]

Samples where bear or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • My wife had twins yesterday!

Synonyms for bear in the sense of this definition

(bear is a kind of ...) bring forth or yield

"The tree would not produce fruit"

(bear has a similar meaning as ...) be pregnant with

"She is bearing his child" "The are expecting another child in January" "I am carrying his child"

(... is a kind of bear ) give birth to (a calf)

"the whales calve at this time of year"

(... is a kind of bear ) have fawns

"deer fawn"

(... is a kind of bear ) give birth to (piglets)

"sows farrow"

(... is a kind of bear ) give birth to (a puppy)

"the dog whelped"

(... is a kind of bear ) give birth to a litter of animals

(... is a kind of bear ) give birth to a lamb

"the ewe lambed"

(... is a kind of bear ) give birth to kittens

"our cat kittened again this year"

(... is a kind of bear ) give birth to cubs

"bears cub every year"

(... is a kind of bear ) give birth to a foal

"the mare foaled"

(... is a kind of bear ) give birth; used for animals

"The cow dropped her calf this morning"

(... is a kind of bear ) give birth to twins

(bear implies ...) become pregnant; undergo conception

"She cannot conceive" "My daughter was conceived in Christmas Day"

Definition 5: have on one's person - [verb of body]

Samples where bear or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He wore a red ribbon
  • bear a scar

Synonyms for bear in the sense of this definition

(bear is a kind of ...) have as a feature

"This restaurant features the most famous chefs in France"

Definition 6: put up with something or somebody unpleasant - [verb of cognition]

Samples where bear or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for bear in the sense of this definition

(bear is a kind of ...) consent to, give permission

"She permitted her son to visit her estranged husband" "I won't let the police search her basement" "I cannot allow you to see your exam"

(... is a kind of bear ) tolerate or accommodate oneself to

"I shall have to accept these unpleasant working conditions" "I swallowed the insult" "She has learned to live with her husband's little idiosyncrasies"

(... is a kind of bear ) tolerate or bear

"I won't stand for this kind of behavior!"

(... is a kind of bear ) endure cheerfully

"She bore up under the enormous strain"

(... is a kind of bear ) suffer without protest; suffer or endure passively

"I won't take this insult lying down"

(... is a kind of bear ) listen to a joke at one's own expense

"Can't you take a joke?"

(... is a kind of bear ) endure to the end

(... is a kind of bear ) bear (a cost or penalty), in recompense for some action

"You'll pay for this!" "She had to pay the penalty for speaking out rashly" "You'll pay for this opinion later"

(bear has a similar meaning as ...) experience (emotional) pain

"Every time her husband gets drunk, she suffers"

Definition 7: move while holding up or supporting - [verb of contact]

Samples where bear or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Bear gifts
  • bear a heavy load
  • bear news
  • bearing orders

(bear is a kind of ...) move while supporting, either in a vehicle or in one's hands or on one's body

"You must carry your camping gear" "carry the suitcases to the car" "This train is carrying nuclear waste" "These pipes carry waste water into the river"

(... is a kind of bear ) carry someone against his will upside down such that each limb is held by one person

(bear implies ...) move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion

"He moved his hand slightly to the right"

(bear implies ...) cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense

"Move those boxes into the corner, please" "I'm moving my money to another bank" "The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant"

Definition 8: support or hold in a certain manner - [verb of contact]

Samples where bear or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She holds her head high
  • He carried himself upright

Synonyms for bear in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of bear ) hold or carry in a sling

"he cannot button his shirt with his slinged arm"

(... is a kind of bear ) carry oneself, often habitually, with head, shoulders, and upper back bent forward

"The old man was stooping but he could walk around without a cane"

(... is a kind of bear ) support on the back and shoulders

"He piggybacked her child so she could see the show"

(... is a kind of bear ) hold or carry in equilibrium

(... is a kind of bear ) behave in a certain manner

"She carried herself well" "he bore himself with dignity" "They conducted themselves well during these difficult times"

Definition 9: bring forth - [verb of creation]

Samples where bear or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The apple tree bore delicious apples this year
  • The unidentified plant bore gorgeous flowers

Synonyms for bear in the sense of this definition

(bear is a kind of ...) make or cause to be or to become

"make a mess in one's office" "create a furor"

(... is a kind of bear ) produce as a consequence of something larger

(... is a kind of bear ) bear seeds

(... is a kind of bear ) yield crops

"This land crops well"

(... is a kind of bear ) bear too much

(... is a kind of bear ) bear fruit

"the trees fruited early this year"

Definition 10: have rightfully; of rights, titles, and offices - [verb of possession]

Samples where bear or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She bears the title of Duchess
  • He held the governorship for almost a decade

Synonyms for bear in the sense of this definition

(bear is a kind of ...) have or possess, either in a concrete or an abstract sense

"She has $1,000 in the bank" "He has got two beautiful daughters" "She holds a Master's degree from Harvard"

Definition 11: bring in - [verb of possession]

Samples where bear or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • interest-bearing accounts
  • How much does this savings certificate pay annually?

Synonyms for bear in the sense of this definition

(bear is a kind of ...) earn on some commercial or business transaction; earn as salary or wages

"How much do you make a month in your new job?" "She earns a lot in her new job" "this merger brought in lots of money" "He clears $5,000 each month"

(... is a kind of bear ) yield as a net profit

"This sale netted me $1 million"

(... is a kind of bear ) yield a profit or result

"His efforts finally paid off"

(bear belongs to category ...) money that is invested with an expectation of profit

Definition 12: take on as one's own the expenses or debts of another person - [verb of possession]

Samples where bear or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I'll accept the charges
  • She agreed to bear the responsibility

Synonyms for bear in the sense of this definition

(bear is a kind of ...) take into one's possession

"We are taking an orphan from Romania" "I'll take three salmon steaks"

(... is a kind of bear ) accept the unpleasant consequences of one's actions

Samples where bear or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She carried herself well
  • he bore himself with dignity
  • They conducted themselves well during these difficult times

Synonyms for bear in the sense of this definition

(bear is a kind of ...) support or hold in a certain manner

"She holds her head high" "He carried himself upright"

(bear is a kind of ...) perform an action, or work out or perform (an action)

"think before you act" "We must move quickly" "The governor should act on the new energy bill" "The nanny acted quickly by grabbing the toddler and covering him with a wet towel"

(... is a kind of bear ) be flustered; behave in a confused manner

(... is a kind of bear ) insist on having one's opinions and rights recognized

"Women should assert themselves more!"

(... is a kind of bear ) behave in a certain way towards others

"He deals fairly with his employees"

(... is a kind of bear ) behave in a certain manner or have certain properties

"He walks around with his nose in the air" "She walks around with this strange boyfriend"

(... is a kind of bear ) behave affectedly or unnaturally in order to impress others

"Don't pay any attention to him--he is always posing to impress his peers!" "She postured and made a total fool of herself"

Definition 14: have - [verb of stative]

Samples where bear or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • bear a resemblance
  • bear a signature

(bear is a kind of ...) have as a feature

"This restaurant features the most famous chefs in France"

(... is a kind of bear ) have on the surface or on the skin

"carry scars"

Definition 15: contain or hold; have within - [verb of stative]

Samples where bear or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The jar carries wine
  • The canteen holds fresh water
  • This can contains water

Synonyms for bear in the sense of this definition

(bear is a kind of ...) have as a part, be made up out of

"The list includes the names of many famous writers"

(... is a kind of bear ) hold back within

"This soil retains water" "I retain this drug for a long time" "the dam retains the water"

(... is a kind of bear ) close in

"darkness enclosed him"

(bear has a similar meaning as ...) be capable of holding or containing

"This box won't take all the items" "The flask holds one gallon"

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