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Bearing - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'Bearing' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Bearing [ n.]
- The manner in which one bears or conducts one's self; mien; behavior; carriage.
- Patient endurance; suffering without complaint.
- 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.
- Purport; meaning; intended significance; aspect.
- The act, power, or time of producing or giving birth; as, a tree in full bearing; a tree past bearing.
- 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.
- The portion of a support on which anything rests.
- Improperly, the unsupported span; as, the beam has twenty feet of bearing between its supports.
- The part of an axle or shaft in contact with its support, collar, or boxing; the journal.
- The part of the support on which a journal rests and rotates.
- Any single emblem or charge in an escutcheon or coat of arms -- commonly in the pl.
- 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.
- The widest part of a vessel below the plank-sheer.
- The line of flotation of a vessel when properly trimmed with cargo or ballast.
2 . Bearing [ p. pr. & vb. n.]
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Meaning of 'Bearing' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . bearing [ n]
Meaning (1):
- characteristic way of bearing one's body
Example in sentence:
  • stood with good posture
Meaning (2):
- relevant relation or interconnection
Example in sentence:
  • those issues have no bearing on our situation