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Bear vs. Dear

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  • Bear (noun)

    A large omnivorous mammal, related to the dog and raccoon, having shaggy hair, a very small tail, and flat feet; a member of family Ursidae.

  • Bear (noun)

    A rough, unmannerly, uncouth person. 1579

  • Bear (noun)

    An investor who sells commodities, securities{{,}} or futures in anticipation of a fall in prices. 1744

  • Bear (noun)

    A state policeman short for smokey bear. 1970s

  • Bear (noun)

    A large, hairy man, especially one who is homosexual. 1990

  • Bear (noun)

    A portable punching machine.

  • Bear (noun)

    A block covered with coarse matting, used to scour the deck.

  • Bear (noun)

    The fifteenth Lenormand card.

  • Bear (noun)

    Something difficult or tiresome; a burden or chore.

    "That window can be a bear to open."

  • Bear (verb)

    To endeavour to depress the price of, or prices in.

    "to bear a railroad stock"

    "to bear the market"

  • Bear (verb)

    To support or sustain; to hold up.

    "This stone bears most of the weight."

  • Bear (verb)

    To carry something.

  • Bear (verb)

    To be equipped with (something).

    "the right to bear arms"

  • Bear (verb)

    To wear or display.

    "The shield bore a red cross."

  • Bear (verb)

    To declare as testimony.

    "The jury could see he was bearing false witness."

  • Bear (verb)

    To put up with something.

    "I would never move to Texas—I can't bear heat."

    "Please bear with me as I try to find the book you need."

  • Bear (verb)

    To give birth to someone or something may take the father of the direct object as an indirect object.

    "In Troy she becomes Paris’ wife, bearing him several children, all of whom die in infancy."

  • Bear (verb)

    To produce or yield something, such as fruit or crops.

  • Bear (verb)

    To be, or head, in a specific direction or azimuth (from somewhere).

    "The harbour bears north by northeast."

    "By my readings, we're bearing due south, so we should turn about ten degrees east."

    "Great Falls bears north of Bozeman."

    "We are bearing toward the north side of the island."

  • Bear (verb)

    To veer slightly in one direction (left or right, usually at a fork in the road)

  • Bear (verb)

    To suffer, as in carrying a burden.

  • Bear (verb)

    To endure with patience; to be patient.

  • Bear (verb)

    To press.

  • Bear (verb)

    Of a weapon, to be aimed at an enemy or other target.

  • Bear (verb)

    To have a certain meaning, intent, or effect.

  • Bear (verb)

    To conduct; to bring (a person).

  • Bear (verb)

    To possess and use (power, etc.); to exercise.

  • Bear (verb)

    To possess mentally; to carry or hold in the mind; to entertain; to harbour.

  • Bear (verb)

    To gain or win.

  • Bear (verb)

    To sustain, or be answerable for (blame, expense, responsibility, etc.).

  • Bear (verb)

    To carry on, or maintain; to have.

  • Bear (verb)

    To admit or be capable of (a meaning); to suffer or sustain without violence, injury, or change.

  • Bear (verb)

    To behave or conduct (oneself).

  • Bear (verb)

    To afford; to be (something) to; to supply with.

  • Bear (adjective)

    Characterized by declining prices in securities markets or by belief that the prices will fall.

    "The great bear market starting in 1929 scared a whole generation of investors."

  • Dear (adjective)

    High in price; expensive.

    "The dearer the jewel, the greater the love expressed."

  • Dear (adjective)

    Loved; lovable.

  • Dear (adjective)

    Loving, affectionate, heartfelt

    "Such dear embrace tenderly comforts even in this dear sorrow."

  • Dear (adjective)

    Precious to or greatly valued by someone.

    "The dearer the giver, the dearer the trinket he brings!"

  • Dear (adjective)

    A formal way to start (possibly after my) addressing somebody at the beginning of a letter, memo etc.

    "Dear Sir/Madam/Miss, please notice our offices will be closed during the following bank holidays:nb...."

  • Dear (adjective)

    A formal way to start (often after my) addressing somebody one likes or regards kindly.

    "My dear friend, I feel better as soon as you come sit beside my sickbed!"

  • Dear (adjective)

    An ironic way to start (often after my) addressing an inferior.

    "My dear boy, if your grades don't pick up I won't bounce you on but over my knee!"

  • Dear (adjective)

    Noble.

  • Dear (adjective)

    Severe, or severely affected; sore.

  • Dear (adjective)

    Fierce.

    "The Christens found the heathens dear, as the lion doth the bear."

  • Dear (noun)

    A very kind, loving person.

    "My cousin is such a dear, always drawing me pictures."

  • Dear (noun)

    A beloved person

  • Dear (verb)

    To endear.

  • Dear (adverb)

    dearly; at a high price

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  • Bear

    To support or sustain; to hold up.

  • Bear

    To support and remove or carry; to convey.

  • Bear

    To conduct; to bring; - said of persons.

  • Bear

    To possess and use, as power; to exercise.

  • Bear

    To sustain; to have on (written or inscribed, or as a mark), as, the tablet bears this inscription.

  • Bear

    To possess or carry, as a mark of authority or distinction; to wear; as, to bear a sword, badge, or name.

  • Bear

    To possess mentally; to carry or hold in the mind; to entertain; to harbor

  • Bear

    To endure; to tolerate; to undergo; to suffer.

  • Bear

    To gain or win.

  • Bear

    To sustain, or be answerable for, as blame, expense, responsibility, etc.

  • Bear

    To render or give; to bring forward.

  • Bear

    To carry on, or maintain; to have.

  • Bear

    To admit or be capable of; that is, to suffer or sustain without violence, injury, or change.

  • Bear

    To manage, wield, or direct.

  • Bear

    To afford; to be to; to supply with.

  • Bear

    To bring forth or produce; to yield; as, to bear apples; to bear children; to bear interest.

  • Bear

    To endeavor to depress the price of, or prices in; as, to bear a railroad stock; to bear the market.

  • Bear (verb)

    To produce, as fruit; to be fruitful, in opposition to barrenness.

  • Bear (verb)

    To suffer, as in carrying a burden.

  • Bear (verb)

    To endure with patience; to be patient.

  • Bear (verb)

    To press; - with on or upon, or against.

  • Bear (verb)

    To take effect; to have influence or force; as, to bring matters to bear.

  • Bear (verb)

    To relate or refer; - with on or upon; as, how does this bear on the question?

  • Bear (verb)

    To have a certain meaning, intent, or effect.

  • Bear (verb)

    To be situated, as to the point of compass, with respect to something else; as, the land bears N. by E.

  • Bear (noun)

    A bier.

  • Bear (noun)

    Any species of the genus Ursus, and of the closely allied genera. Bears are plantigrade Carnivora, but they live largely on fruit and insects.

  • Bear (noun)

    An animal which has some resemblance to a bear in form or habits, but no real affinity; as, the woolly bear; ant bear; water bear; sea bear.

  • Bear (noun)

    One of two constellations in the northern hemisphere, called respectively the Great Bear and the Lesser Bear, or Ursa Major and Ursa Minor.

  • Bear (noun)

    Metaphorically: A brutal, coarse, or morose person.

  • Bear (noun)

    A person who sells stocks or securities for future delivery in expectation of a fall in the market.

  • Bear (noun)

    A portable punching machine.

  • Bear (noun)

    A block covered with coarse matting; - used to scour the deck.

  • Bear (noun)

    Barley; the six-rowed barley or the four-rowed barley, commonly the former (Hordeum hexastichon or Hordeum vulgare).

  • Dear (adjective)

    Bearing a high price; high-priced; costly; expensive.

  • Dear (adjective)

    Marked by scarcity or dearth, and exorbitance of price; as, a dear year.

  • Dear (adjective)

    Highly valued; greatly beloved; cherished; precious.

  • Dear (adjective)

    Hence, close to the heart; heartfelt; present in mind; engaging the attention.

  • Dear (adjective)

    Of disagreeable things and antipathies.

  • Dear (noun)

    A dear one; lover; sweetheart.

  • Dear (adverb)

    Dearly; at a high price.

  • Dear

    To endear.

Webster Dictionary
  • Bear (noun)

    massive plantigrade carnivorous or omnivorous mammals with long shaggy coats and strong claws

  • Bear (noun)

    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

  • Bear (verb)

    have;

    "bear a resemblance"

    "bear a signature"

  • Bear (verb)

    give birth (to a newborn);

    "My wife had twins yesterday!"

  • Bear (verb)

    put up with something or somebody unpleasant;

    "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"

  • Bear (verb)

    move while holding up or supporting;

    "Bear gifts"

    "bear a heavy load"

    "bear news"

    "bearing orders"

  • Bear (verb)

    bring forth,

    "The apple tree bore delicious apples this year"

    "The unidentified plant bore gorgeous flowers"

  • Bear (verb)

    take on as one's own the expenses or debts of another person;

    "I'll accept the charges"

    "She agreed to bear the responsibility"

  • Bear (verb)

    contain or hold; have within;

    "The jar carries wine"

    "The canteen holds fresh water"

    "This can contains water"

  • Bear (verb)

    bring in;

    "interest-bearing accounts"

    "How much does this savings certificate pay annually?"

  • Bear (verb)

    have on one's person;

    "He wore a red ribbon"

    "bear a scar"

  • Bear (verb)

    behave in a certain manner;

    "She carried herself well"

    "he bore himself with dignity"

    "They conducted themselves well during these difficult times"

  • Bear (verb)

    have rightfully; of rights, titles, and offices;

    "She bears the title of Duchess"

    "He held the governorship for almost a decade"

  • Bear (verb)

    support or hold in a certain manner;

    "She holds her head high"

    "He carried himself upright"

  • Bear (verb)

    be pregnant with;

    "She is bearing his child"

    "The are expecting another child in January"

    "I am carrying his child"

  • Dear (noun)

    a beloved person; used as terms of endearment

  • Dear (noun)

    a sweet innocent mild-mannered person (especially a child)

  • Dear (adjective)

    dearly loved

  • Dear (adjective)

    with or in a close or intimate relationship;

    "a good friend"

    "my sisters and brothers are near and dear"

  • Dear (adjective)

    earnest;

    "one's dearest wish"

    "devout wishes for their success"

    "heartfelt condolences"

  • Dear (adjective)

    having a high price;

    "costly jewelry"

    "high-priced merchandise"

    "much too dear for my pocketbook"

    "a pricey restaurant"

  • Dear (adverb)

    with affection;

    "she loved him dearly"

    "he treats her affectionately"

  • Dear (adverb)

    at a great cost;

    "he paid dearly for the food"

    "this cost him dear"

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