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Definition 1: a rotating support placed between moving parts to allow them to move easily - [noun denoting artifact]

(bearing is a kind of ...) any device that bears the weight of another thing

"there was no place to attach supports for a shelf"

(... is a kind of bearing ) bearings containing small metal balls

(... is a kind of bearing ) a steering bearing that enables the front axle of a horse-drawn wagon to rotate

(... is a kind of bearing ) the bearing of a journal

(... is a kind of bearing ) a bearing designed to take thrusts parallel to the axis of revolution

(... is part of bearing) a mechanism that rotates

Definition 2: heraldry consisting of a design or image depicted on a shield - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for bearing in the sense of this definition

(bearing is a kind of ...) emblem indicating the right of a person to bear arms

(... is a kind of bearing ) (heraldry) a charge in the shape of a filled circle

"a hollow roundel"

(... is a kind of bearing ) (heraldry) a charge in the shape of a small ring

(... is a kind of bearing ) an inverted V-shaped charge

(... is a kind of bearing ) (heraldry) charge consisting of a conventionalized representation of an iris

(... is a kind of bearing ) (heraldry) any of several conventional figures used on shields

Definition 3: dignified manner or conduct - [noun denoting attribute]

Synonyms for bearing in the sense of this definition

(bearing is a kind of ...) a way of acting or behaving

(... is a kind of bearing ) formality in bearing and appearance

"he behaved with great dignity"

Definition 4: characteristic way of bearing one's body - [noun denoting attribute]

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

  • stood with good posture

Synonyms for bearing in the sense of this definition

(bearing is a kind of ...) an attribute of the body

(... is a kind of bearing ) manner of walking

"he had a funny walk"

(... is a kind of bearing ) a stooping carriage in standing and walking

(... is a kind of bearing ) beautiful carriage

(... is a kind of bearing ) the carriage of someone whose movements and posture are ungainly or inelegant

Definition 5: the direction or path along which something moves or along which it lies - [noun denoting location]

Synonyms for bearing in the sense of this definition

(bearing is a kind of ...) a line leading to a place or point

"he looked the other direction" "didn't know the way home"

(... is a kind of bearing ) the heading or position of a vessel relative to the trim of its sails

Definition 6: relevant relation or interconnection - [noun denoting linkdef]

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

  • those issues have no bearing on our situation

(bearing is a kind of ...) a particular manner of connectedness

"the relatedness of all living things"

Definition 7: (of a structural member) withstanding a weight or strain - [adjective denoting all]

(bearing is similar to ...) capable of bearing a structural load

"a supporting wall"

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