Associations to the word «Bearing»


BEARING, adjective. Of a beam, column, or other device, carrying weight or load.
BEARING, noun. A mechanical device that supports another part and/or reduces friction.
BEARING, noun. (navigation) (nautical) The horizontal angle between the direction of an object and another object, or between it and that of true north; a heading or direction.
BEARING, noun. Relevance; a relationship or connection.
BEARING, noun. One's posture, demeanor, or manner.
BEARING, noun. (in the plural) Direction or relative position.
BEARING, noun. (architecture) That part of any member of a building which rests upon its supports.
BEARING, noun. (architecture) The portion of a support on which anything rests.
BEARING, noun. (architecture) (proscribed) The unsupported span.
BEARING, noun. (heraldry) Any single emblem or charge in an escutcheon or coat of arms.
BEARING, verb. Present participle of bear
BEARING DOWN, verb. Present participle of bear down
BEARING FRUIT, verb. Present participle of bear fruit
BEARING ON, verb. Present participle of bear on
BEARING OUT, verb. Present participle of bear out
BEARING REIN, noun. A checkrein.
BEARING REINS, noun. Plural of bearing rein
BEARING UP, verb. Present participle of bear up
BEARING UPON, verb. Present participle of bear upon
BEARING WITNESS, verb. Present participle of bear witness

Dictionary definition

BEARING, noun. Relevant relation or interconnection; "those issues have no bearing on our situation".
BEARING, noun. The direction or path along which something moves or along which it lies.
BEARING, noun. Dignified manner or conduct.
BEARING, noun. Characteristic way of bearing one's body; "stood with good posture".
BEARING, noun. Heraldry consisting of a design or image depicted on a shield.
BEARING, noun. A rotating support placed between moving parts to allow them to move easily.
BEARING, adjective. (of a structural member) withstanding a weight or strain.

Wise words

He who speaks without modesty will find it difficult to make his words good.