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  1. (noun) The manner in which one carries or conducts oneself: the poise and bearing of a champion.
  2. (noun) A machine or structural part that supports another part.
  3. (noun) A device that supports, guides, and reduces the friction of motion between fixed and moving machine parts.
  4. (noun) Something that supports weight.
  5. (noun) The part of an arch or beam that rests on a support.
  6. (noun) The act, power, or period of producing fruit or offspring.
  7. (noun) The quantity produced; yield.
  8. (noun) Direction, especially angular direction measured from one position to another using geographical or celestial reference lines.
  9. (noun) Awareness of one's position or situation relative to one's surroundings. Often used in the plural: lost my bearings after taking the wrong exit.
  10. (noun) Relevant relationship or interconnection: Those issues have no bearing on our situation.
  11. (noun) Heraldry A charge or device on a field.
  12. (adjective) Architecture Designed to support structural weight: a bearing wall.

Examples by Wordnik

  1. i have a clean 1996 rm 250 runs great just need to get rid of bike really dont want to but kinda gotta only needs rear wheel bearing$ 25.00 at suzuki shops devol suspension brand new clutch plates bike needs rear wheal bearing wheel bearing is$ 25.00 - craigslist | for sale / wanted in seattle-tacoma
  2. Mr. Valentino, who has retired from the label bearing his name, was celebrating the launch of the Valentino Garavani Virtual Museum, an online series of exhibitions featuring his collections downloadable to anyone for free. - Valentino's Modern Fashion Museum
  3. Such a great idea, in fact, that the rum in the bottle could easily be deemed secondary to the label bearing Ron Jeremy's visage on the bottle. - Tony Sachs: The Latest In Liquor For Autumn: New Rums, Tequilas, Liqueurs & More
  4. I learned what optical brightening agents “OBAs” were through the sad experience of buying some imported linen towels, in an off-white hue, that had a label bearing these words: “OBAs will affect shade.” - HOME COMFORTS
  5. When he returned from touring to support the record, he found in his mailbox an envelope from his label bearing a check for $385,000. - Steve Miller Still Sings the Blues


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