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Brave vs. Bear

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Braveadjective

Strong in the face of fear; courageous.

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.

Braveadjective

(obsolete) Having any sort of superiority or excellence.

Bearnoun

(figuratively) A rough, unmannerly, uncouth person.

Braveadjective

Making a fine show or display.

Bearnoun

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

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Bravenoun

A Native American warrior.

Bearnoun

A state policeman short for smokey bear.

Bravenoun

(obsolete) A man daring beyond discretion; a bully.

Bearnoun

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

Bravenoun

(obsolete) A challenge; a defiance; bravado.

Bearnoun

(engineering) A portable punching machine.

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Braveverb

(transitive) To encounter with courage and fortitude, to defy, to provoke.

‘After braving tricks on the high-dive, he braved a jump off the first diving platform.’;

Bearnoun

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

Braveverb

To adorn; to make fine or showy.

Bearnoun

(cartomancy) The fifteenth Lenormand card.

Braveadjective

Bold; courageous; daring; intrepid; - opposed to cowardly; as, a brave man; a brave act.

Bearnoun

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

‘That window can be a bear to open.’;

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Braveadjective

Having any sort of superiority or excellence; - especially such as in conspicuous.

‘Iron is a brave commodity where wood aboundeth.’; ‘It being a brave day, I walked to Whitehall.’;

Bearverb

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

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

Braveadjective

Making a fine show or display.

‘Wear my dagger with the braver grace.’; ‘For I have gold, and therefore will be brave.In silks I'll rattle it of every color.’; ‘Frog and lizard in holiday coatsAnd turtle brave in his golden spots.’;

Bearverb

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

‘This stone bears most of the weight.’;

Bravenoun

A brave person; one who is daring.

‘The star-spangled banner, O,long may it waveO'er the land of the free and the home of the brave.’;

Bearverb

(transitive) To carry something.

Bravenoun

Specifically, an Indian warrior.

Bearverb

(transitive) To be equipped with (something).

‘the right to bear arms’;

Bravenoun

A man daring beyond discretion; a bully.

‘Hot braves like thee may fight.’;

Bearverb

(transitive) To wear or display.

‘The shield bore a red cross.’;

Bravenoun

A challenge; a defiance; bravado.

‘Demetrius, thou dost overween in all;And so in this, to bear me down with braves.’;

Bearverb

To declare as testimony.

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

Braveverb

To encounter with courage and fortitude; to set at defiance; to defy; to dare.

‘These I can brave, but those I can not bear.’;

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.’;

Braveverb

To adorn; to make fine or showy.

‘Thou [a tailor whom Grunio was browbeating] hast braved meny men; brave not me; I'll neither be faced or braved.’;

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.’;

Bravenoun

a North American Indian warrior

Bearverb

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

Bravenoun

people who are brave;

‘the home of the free and the brave’;

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.’;

Braveverb

face or endure with courage;

‘She braved the elements’;

Bearverb

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

Braveadjective

possessing or displaying courage; able to face and deal with danger or fear without flinching;

‘Familiarity with danger makes a brave man braver but less daring’; ‘a frank courageous heart...triumphed over pain’; ‘set a courageous example by leading them safely into and out of enemy-held territory’;

Bearverb

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

Braveadjective

invulnerable to fear or intimidation;

‘audacious explorers’; ‘fearless reporters and photographers’; ‘intrepid pioneers’;

Bearverb

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

Braveadjective

brightly colored and showy;

‘girls decked out in brave new dresses’; ‘brave banners flying’; ‘`braw' is a Scottish word’; ‘a dress a bit too gay for her years’; ‘birds with gay plumage’;

Bearverb

To press.

Bearverb

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

Bearverb

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

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

Bearverb

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

Bearverb

To conduct; to bring (a person).

Bearverb

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

Bearverb

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

Bearverb

To gain or win.

Bearverb

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

Bearverb

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

Bearverb

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

Bearverb

To behave or conduct (oneself).

Bearverb

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

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.’;

Bearverb

To support or sustain; to hold up.

Bearverb

To support and remove or carry; to convey.

‘I 'll bear your logs the while.’;

Bearverb

To conduct; to bring; - said of persons.

‘Bear them to my house.’;

Bearverb

To possess and use, as power; to exercise.

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

Bearverb

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

Bearverb

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

Bearverb

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

‘The ancient grudge I bear him.’;

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.’;

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.’;

Bearverb

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

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

Bearverb

To render or give; to bring forward.

Bearverb

To carry on, or maintain; to have.

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.’;

Bearverb

To manage, wield, or direct.

‘Hath he borne himself penitently in prison?’;

Bearverb

To afford; to be to; to supply with.

‘His faithful dog shall bear him company.’;

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.’;

Bearverb

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

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

Bearverb

To suffer, as in carrying a burden.

‘But man is born to bear.’;

Bearverb

To endure with patience; to be patient.

‘I can not, can not bear.’;

Bearverb

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

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

Bearverb

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

Bearverb

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

Bearverb

To have a certain meaning, intent, or effect.

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

Bearverb

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

Bearverb

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

Bearnoun

A bier.

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.

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.

Bearnoun

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

Bearnoun

Metaphorically: A brutal, coarse, or morose person.

Bearnoun

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

Bearnoun

A portable punching machine.

Bearnoun

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

Bearnoun

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

Bearnoun

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

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

Bearverb

have;

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

Bearverb

give birth (to a newborn);

‘My wife had twins yesterday!’;

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’;

Bearverb

move while holding up or supporting;

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

Bearverb

bring forth,

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

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’;

Bearverb

contain or hold; have within;

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

Bearverb

bring in;

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

Bearverb

have on one's person;

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

Bearverb

behave in a certain manner;

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

Bearverb

have rightfully; of rights, titles, and offices;

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

Bearverb

support or hold in a certain manner;

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

Bearverb

be pregnant with;

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

Bear

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

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