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Bear vs. Face

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Bearnoun

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.

Facenoun

(anatomy) The front part of the head, featuring the eyes, nose, and mouth and the surrounding area.

‘The monkey has a pretty face.’;

Bearnoun

(figuratively) A rough, unmannerly, uncouth person.

Facenoun

One's facial expression.

‘Why the sad face?’;

Bearnoun

(finance) An investor who sells commodities, securities, or futures in anticipation of a fall in prices.

Facenoun

The public image; outward appearance.

‘The face of this company.’; ‘He managed to show a bold face despite his embarrassment.’;

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Bearnoun

A state policeman short for smokey bear.

Facenoun

The frontal aspect of something.

‘The face of the cliff loomed above them.’;

Bearnoun

(slang) A large, hairy man, especially one who is homosexual.

Facenoun

(figurative) Presence; sight; front.

‘to fly in the face of danger;’; ‘to speak before the face of God’;

Bearnoun

(engineering) A portable punching machine.

Facenoun

The directed force of something.

‘They turned to boat into the face of the storm.’;

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Bearnoun

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

Facenoun

Good reputation; standing in the eyes of others; dignity; prestige. (See lose face, save face).

Bearnoun

(cartomancy) The fifteenth Lenormand card.

Facenoun

Shameless confidence; boldness; effrontery.

Bearnoun

(colloquial) Something difficult or tiresome; a burden or chore.

‘That window can be a bear to open.’;

Facenoun

The width of a pulley, or the length of a cog from end to end.

‘a pulley or cog wheel of ten inches face’;

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Bearverb

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

‘to bear a railroad stock’; ‘to bear the market’;

Facenoun

(geometry) Any of the flat bounding surfaces of a polyhedron. More generally, any of the bounding pieces of a polytope of any dimension.

Bearverb

(transitive) To support or sustain; to hold up.

‘This stone bears most of the weight.’;

Facenoun

Any surface; especially a front or outer one.

‘Put a big sign on each face of the building that can be seen from the road.’; ‘They climbed the north face of the mountain.’; ‘She wanted to wipe him off the face of the earth.’;

Bearverb

(transitive) To carry something.

Facenoun

The numbered dial of a clock or watch, the clock face.

Bearverb

(transitive) To be equipped with (something).

‘the right to bear arms’;

Facenoun

(slang) The mouth.

‘Shut your face!’; ‘He's always stuffing his face with chips.’;

Bearverb

(transitive) To wear or display.

‘The shield bore a red cross.’;

Facenoun

(slang) Makeup; one's complete facial cosmetic application.

‘I'll be out in a sec. Just let me put on my face.’;

Bearverb

To declare as testimony.

‘The jury could see he was bearing false witness.’;

Facenoun

Short for baby face. A headlining wrestler whose in-ring persona is embodying heroic or virtuous traits.

‘The fans cheered on the face as he made his comeback.’;

Bearverb

(ambitransitive) 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.’;

Facenoun

(cricket) The front surface of a bat.

Bearverb

(transitive) 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.’;

Facenoun

(golf) The part of a golf club that hits the ball.

Bearverb

(ambitransitive) To produce or yield something, such as fruit or crops.

Facenoun

(cards) The side of the card that shows its value (as opposed to the back side, which looks the same on all cards of the deck).

Bearverb

(intransitive) 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.’;

Facenoun

The head of a lion, shown face-on and cut off immediately behind the ears.

Bearverb

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

Facenoun

(typography) A typeface.

Bearverb

(intransitive) To suffer, as in carrying a burden.

Facenoun

Mode of regard, whether favourable or unfavourable; favour or anger.

Bearverb

(intransitive) To endure with patience; to be patient.

Facenoun

(computing) An interface.

Bearverb

To press.

Facenoun

The amount expressed on a bill, note, bond, etc., without any interest or discount; face value.

Bearverb

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

Faceverb

To position oneself or itself so as to have one's face closest to (something).

‘Face the sun.’;

Bearverb

To take effect; to have influence or force; to be relevant.

‘to bring arguments to bear’; ‘How does this bear on the question?’;

Faceverb

To have its front closest to, or in the direction of (something else).

‘Turn the chair so it faces the table.’;

Bearverb

(transitive) To have a certain meaning, intent, or effect.

Faceverb

(transitive) To cause (something) to turn or present a face or front, as in a particular direction.

Bearverb

To conduct; to bring (a person).

Faceverb

(transitive) To deal with (a difficult situation or person); to accept (facts, reality, etc.) even when undesirable.

‘I'm going to have to face this sooner or later.’;

Bearverb

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

Faceverb

(intransitive) To have the front in a certain direction.

‘The bunkers faced north and east, toward Germany.’;

Bearverb

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

Faceverb

(transitive) To have as an opponent.

Bearverb

To gain or win.

Faceverb

To be the batsman on strike.

Bearverb

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

Faceverb

(obsolete) To confront impudently; to bully.

Bearverb

(transitive) To carry on, or maintain; to have.

Faceverb

To cover in front, for ornament, protection, etc.; to put a facing upon.

‘a building faced with marble’;

Bearverb

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

Faceverb

To line near the edge, especially with a different material.

‘to face the front of a coat, or the bottom of a dress’;

Bearverb

To behave or conduct (oneself).

Faceverb

To cover with better, or better appearing, material than the mass consists of, for purpose of deception, as the surface of a box of tea, a barrel of sugar, etc.

Bearverb

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

Faceverb

(engineering) To make the surface of (anything) flat or smooth; to dress the face of (a stone, a casting, etc.); especially, in turning, to shape or smooth the flat surface of, as distinguished from the cylindrical surface.

Bearadjective

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.’;

Facenoun

The exterior form or appearance of anything; that part which presents itself to the view; especially, the front or upper part or surface; that which particularly offers itself to the view of a spectator.

‘A mist . . . watered the whole face of the ground.’; ‘Lake Leman wooes me with its crystal face.’;

Bearverb

To support or sustain; to hold up.

Facenoun

That part of a body, having several sides, which may be seen from one point, or which is presented toward a certain direction; one of the bounding planes of a solid; as, a cube has six faces.

Bearverb

To support and remove or carry; to convey.

‘I 'll bear your logs the while.’;

Facenoun

The principal dressed surface of a plate, disk, or pulley; the principal flat surface of a part or object.

Bearverb

To conduct; to bring; - said of persons.

‘Bear them to my house.’;

Facenoun

The upper surface, or the character upon the surface, of a type, plate, etc.

Bearverb

To possess and use, as power; to exercise.

‘Every man should bear rule in his own house.’;

Facenoun

Outside appearance; surface show; look; external aspect, whether natural, assumed, or acquired.

‘To set a face upon their own malignant design.’; ‘This would produce a new face of things in Europe.’; ‘We wear a face of joy, becauseWe have been glad of yore.’;

Bearverb

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

Facenoun

That part of the head, esp. of man, in which the eyes, cheeks, nose, and mouth are situated; visage; countenance.

‘In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread.’;

Bearverb

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

Facenoun

Cast of features; expression of countenance; look; air; appearance.

‘We set the best faceon it we could.’;

Bearverb

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

‘The ancient grudge I bear him.’;

Facenoun

Ten degrees in extent of a sign of the zodiac.

Bearverb

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

‘Should such a man, too fond to rule alone,Bear, like the Turk, no brother near the throne.’; ‘I cannot bearThe murmur of this lake to hear.’; ‘My punishment is greater than I can bear.’;

Facenoun

Maintenance of the countenance free from abashment or confusion; confidence; boldness; shamelessness; effrontery.

‘This is the man that has the face to charge others with false citations.’;

Bearverb

To gain or win.

‘Some think to bear it by speaking a great word.’; ‘She was . . . found not guilty, through bearing of friends and bribing of the judge.’;

Facenoun

Presence; sight; front; as in the phrases, before the face of, in the immediate presence of; in the face of, before, in, or against the front of; as, to fly in the face of danger; to the face of, directly to; from the face of, from the presence of.

Bearverb

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

‘He shall bear their iniquities.’; ‘Somewhat that will bear your charges.’;

Facenoun

Mode of regard, whether favorable or unfavorable; favor or anger; mostly in Scriptural phrases.

‘The Lord make his face to shine upon thee.’; ‘My face [favor] will I turn also from them.’;

Bearverb

To render or give; to bring forward.

Facenoun

The end or wall of the tunnel, drift, or excavation, at which work is progressing or was last done.

Bearverb

To carry on, or maintain; to have.

Facenoun

The exact amount expressed on a bill, note, bond, or other mercantile paper, without any addition for interest or reduction for discount; most commonly called face value.

Bearverb

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

‘In all criminal cases the most favorable interpretation should be put on words that they can possibly bear.’;

Faceverb

To meet in front; to oppose with firmness; to resist, or to meet for the purpose of stopping or opposing; to confront; to encounter; as, to face an enemy in the field of battle.

‘I'll faceThis tempest, and deserve the name of king.’;

Bearverb

To manage, wield, or direct.

‘Hath he borne himself penitently in prison?’;

Faceverb

To Confront impudently; to bully.

‘I will neither be facednor braved.’;

Bearverb

To afford; to be to; to supply with.

‘His faithful dog shall bear him company.’;

Faceverb

To stand opposite to; to stand with the face or front toward; to front upon; as, the apartments of the general faced the park; some of the seats on the train faced backward.

‘He gained also with his forces that part of Britain which faces Ireland.’;

Bearverb

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

‘Here dwelt the man divine whom Samos bore.’;

Faceverb

To cover in front, for ornament, protection, etc.; to put a facing upon; as, a building faced with marble.

Bearverb

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

‘This age to blossom, and the next to bear.’;

Faceverb

To line near the edge, esp. with a different material; as, to face the front of a coat, or the bottom of a dress.

Bearverb

To suffer, as in carrying a burden.

‘But man is born to bear.’;

Faceverb

To cover with better, or better appearing, material than the mass consists of, for purpose of deception, as the surface of a box of tea, a barrel of sugar, etc.

Bearverb

To endure with patience; to be patient.

‘I can not, can not bear.’;

Faceverb

To make the surface of (anything) flat or smooth; to dress the face of (a stone, a casting, etc.); esp., in turning, to shape or smooth the flat surface of, as distinguished from the cylindrical surface.

Bearverb

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

‘These men bear hard on the suspected party.’;

Faceverb

To cause to turn or present a face or front, as in a particular direction.

Bearverb

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

Faceverb

To carry a false appearance; to play the hypocrite.

Bearverb

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

Faceverb

To turn the face; as, to face to the right or left.

‘Face about, man; a soldier, and afraid!’;

Bearverb

To have a certain meaning, intent, or effect.

‘Her sentence bore that she should stand a certain time upon the platform.’;

Faceverb

To present a face or front.

Bearverb

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

Facenoun

the front of the human head from the forehead to the chin and ear to ear;

‘he washed his face’; ‘I wish I had seen the look on his face when he got the news’;

Bearverb

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

Facenoun

the expression on a person's face;

‘a sad expression’; ‘a look of triumph’; ‘an angry face’;

Bearnoun

A bier.

Facenoun

the general outward appearance of something;

‘the face of the city is changing’;

Bearnoun

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

Facenoun

the act of confronting bravely;

‘he hated facing the facts’; ‘he excelled in the face of danger’;

Bearnoun

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.

Facenoun

the striking or working surface of an implement

Bearnoun

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

Facenoun

a part of a person that is used to refer to a person;

‘he looked out at a roomful of faces’; ‘when he returned to work he met many new faces’;

Bearnoun

Metaphorically: A brutal, coarse, or morose person.

Facenoun

a surface forming part of the outside of an object;

‘he examined all sides of the crystal’; ‘dew dripped from the face of the leaf’;

Bearnoun

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

Facenoun

the part of an animal corresponding to the human face

Bearnoun

A portable punching machine.

Facenoun

the side upon which the use of a thing depends (usually the most prominent surface of an object);

‘he dealt the cards face down’;

Bearnoun

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

Facenoun

a contorted facial expression;

‘she made a grimace at the prospect’;

Bearnoun

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

Facenoun

a specific size and style of type within a type family

Bearnoun

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

Facenoun

status in the eyes of others;

‘he lost face’;

Bearnoun

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

Facenoun

impudent aggressiveness;

‘I couldn't believe her boldness’; ‘he had the effrontery to question my honesty’;

Bearverb

have;

‘bear a resemblance’; ‘bear a signature’;

Facenoun

a vertical surface of a building or cliff

Bearverb

give birth (to a newborn);

‘My wife had twins yesterday!’;

Faceverb

deal with (something unpleasant) head on;

‘You must confront your problems’; ‘He faced the terrible consequences of his mistakes’;

Bearverb

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’;

Faceverb

oppose, as in hostility or a competition;

‘You must confront your opponent’; ‘Jackson faced Smith in the boxing ring’; ‘The two enemies finally confronted each other’;

Bearverb

move while holding up or supporting;

‘Bear gifts’; ‘bear a heavy load’; ‘bear news’; ‘bearing orders’;

Faceverb

be oriented in a certain direction, often with respect to another reference point; be opposite to;

‘The house looks north’; ‘My backyard look onto the pond’; ‘The building faces the park’;

Bearverb

bring forth,

‘The apple tree bore delicious apples this year’; ‘The unidentified plant bore gorgeous flowers’;

Faceverb

be opposite;

‘the facing page’; ‘the two sofas face each other’;

Bearverb

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

‘I'll accept the charges’; ‘She agreed to bear the responsibility’;

Faceverb

turn so as to face; turn the face in a certain direction;

‘Turn and face your partner now’;

Bearverb

contain or hold; have within;

‘The jar carries wine’; ‘The canteen holds fresh water’; ‘This can contains water’;

Faceverb

present somebody with something, usually to accuse or criticize;

‘We confronted him with the evidence’; ‘He was faced with all the evidence and could no longer deny his actions’; ‘An enormous dilemma faces us’;

Bearverb

bring in;

‘interest-bearing accounts’; ‘How much does this savings certificate pay annually?’;

Faceverb

turn so as to expose the face;

‘face a playing card’;

Bearverb

have on one's person;

‘He wore a red ribbon’; ‘bear a scar’;

Faceverb

line the edge (of a garment) with a different material;

‘face the lapels of the jacket’;

Bearverb

behave in a certain manner;

‘She carried herself well’; ‘he bore himself with dignity’; ‘They conducted themselves well during these difficult times’;

Faceverb

cover the front or surface of;

‘The building was faced with beautiful stones’;

Bearverb

have rightfully; of rights, titles, and offices;

‘She bears the title of Duchess’; ‘He held the governorship for almost a decade’;

Facenoun

the front part of a person's head from the forehead to the chin, or the corresponding part in an animal

‘she was scarlet in the face and perspiring profusely’;

Bearverb

support or hold in a certain manner;

‘She holds her head high’; ‘He carried himself upright’;

Facenoun

an expression shown on the face

‘the happy faces of these children’;

Bearverb

be pregnant with;

‘She is bearing his child’; ‘The are expecting another child in January’; ‘I am carrying his child’;

Facenoun

an aspect of something

‘the unacceptable face of social drinking’;

Bear

Bears are carnivoran mammals of the family Ursidae. They are classified as caniforms, or doglike carnivorans.

Facenoun

the surface of a thing, especially one that is presented to the view or has a particular function.

Facenoun

each of the surfaces of a solid

‘the faces of a cube’;

Facenoun

a vertical or sloping side of a mountain or cliff

‘the north face of the Eiger’;

Facenoun

the side of a planet or moon facing the observer

‘we can often see the dark face of the moon by earthshine’;

Facenoun

the front of a building

‘a series of loggias make up the face of the church’;

Facenoun

the plate of a clock or watch bearing the digits or hands

‘a dial like the face of a clock’;

Facenoun

the distinctive side of a playing card

‘she scattered a deck of cards face down’;

Facenoun

the obverse of a coin.

Facenoun

a person of a particular type

‘this season's squad has a lot of old faces in it’;

Facenoun

short for typeface

Faceverb

be positioned with the face or front towards (someone or something)

‘he turned to face her’;

Faceverb

have the face or front pointing in a specified direction

‘the house faces due east’;

Faceverb

(of a soldier) turn in a particular direction

‘the men had faced about to the front’;

Faceverb

confront and deal with or accept

‘he was too old to face up to the responsibilities of his position’; ‘honesty forced her to face facts’;

Faceverb

have (a difficult situation) in prospect

‘each defendant faced a maximum sentence of 10 years’;

Faceverb

(of a problem or difficult situation) present itself to and require action from (someone)

‘the difficulties facing British farming’;

Faceverb

overcome someone or something by a show of determination

‘he climbed atop a tank to face down a coup’;

Faceverb

cover the surface of (something) with a layer of a different material

‘the external basement walls were faced with granite slabs’;

Face

The face is the front of an animal's head that features three of the head's sense organs, the eyes, nose, and mouth, and through which animals express many of their emotions. The face is crucial for human identity, and damage such as scarring or developmental deformities affects the psyche adversely.

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