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Load vs. Bear

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Loadnoun

A burden; a weight to be carried.

‘I struggled up the hill with the heavy load in my rucksack.’;

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.

Loadnoun

(figuratively) A worry or concern to be endured, especially in the phrase a load off one's mind.

Bearnoun

(figuratively) A rough, unmannerly, uncouth person.

Loadnoun

A certain number of articles or quantity of material that can be transported or processed at one time.

‘The truck overturned while carrying a full load of oil.’; ‘She put another load of clothes in the washing machine.’;

Bearnoun

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

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Loadnoun

(in combination) Used to form nouns that indicate a large quantity, often corresponding to the capacity of a vehicle

Bearnoun

A state policeman short for smokey bear.

Loadnoun

A large number or amount.

‘I got loads of presents for my birthday!’; ‘I got a load of emails about that.’;

Bearnoun

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

Loadnoun

The volume of work required to be performed.

‘Will our web servers be able to cope with that load?’;

Bearnoun

(engineering) A portable punching machine.

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Loadnoun

(engineering) The force exerted on a structural component such as a beam, girder, cable etc.

‘Each of the cross-members must withstand a tensile load of 1,000 newtons.’;

Bearnoun

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

Loadnoun

(electrical engineering) The electrical current or power delivered by a device.

‘I'm worried that the load on that transformer will be too high.’;

Bearnoun

(cartomancy) The fifteenth Lenormand card.

Loadnoun

(engineering) A resistive force encountered by a prime mover when performing work.

Bearnoun

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

‘That window can be a bear to open.’;

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Loadnoun

(electrical engineering) Any component that draws current or power from an electrical circuit.

‘Connect a second 24 ohm load across the power supply's output terminals.’;

Bearverb

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

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

Loadnoun

A unit of measure for various quantities.

Bearverb

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

‘This stone bears most of the weight.’;

Loadnoun

A very small explosive inserted as a gag into a cigarette or cigar.

Bearverb

(transitive) To carry something.

Loadnoun

The charge of powder for a firearm.

Bearverb

(transitive) To be equipped with (something).

‘the right to bear arms’;

Loadnoun

(obsolete) Weight or violence of blows.

Bearverb

(transitive) To wear or display.

‘The shield bore a red cross.’;

Loadnoun

The contents (e.g. semen) of an ejaculation.

Bearverb

To declare as testimony.

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

Loadnoun

(euphemism) Nonsense; rubbish.

‘What a load!’;

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.’;

Loadnoun

(computing) The process of loading something, i.e. transferring it into memory or over a network, etc.

‘All of those uncompressed images are going to slow down the page load.’;

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.’;

Loadverb

(transitive) To put a load on or in (a means of conveyance or a place of storage).

‘The dock workers refused to load the ship.’;

Bearverb

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

Loadverb

(transitive) To place in or on a conveyance or a place of storage.

‘The longshoremen loaded the cargo quickly.’; ‘He loaded his stuff into his storage locker.’;

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.’;

Loadverb

(intransitive) To put a load on something.

‘The truck was supposed to leave at dawn, but in fact we spent all morning loading.’;

Bearverb

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

Loadverb

(intransitive) To receive a load.

‘The truck is designed to load easily.’;

Bearverb

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

Loadverb

(intransitive) To be placed into storage or conveyance.

‘The containers load quickly and easily.’;

Bearverb

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

Loadverb

(transitive) To fill (a firearm or artillery) with munition.

‘I pulled the trigger, but nothing happened. I had forgotten to load the gun.’;

Bearverb

To press.

Loadverb

(transitive) To insert (an item or items) into an apparatus so as to ready it for operation, such as a reel of film into a camera, sheets of paper into a printer etc.

‘Now that you've loaded the film you're ready to start shooting.’;

Bearverb

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

Loadverb

(transitive) To fill (an apparatus) with raw material.

‘The workers loaded the blast furnace with coke and ore.’;

Bearverb

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

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

Loadverb

(intransitive) To be put into use in an apparatus.

‘The cartridge was designed to load easily.’;

Bearverb

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

Loadverb

To read (data or a program) from a storage medium into computer memory.

‘Click OK to load the selected data.’;

Bearverb

To conduct; to bring (a person).

Loadverb

To transfer from a storage medium into computer memory.

‘This program takes an age to load.’;

Bearverb

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

Loadverb

To put runners on first, second and third bases

‘He walks to load the bases.’;

Bearverb

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

Loadverb

(transitive) To tamper with so as to produce a biased outcome.

‘You can load the dice in your favour by researching the company before your interview.’; ‘The wording of the ballot paper loaded the vote in favour of the Conservative candidate.’;

Bearverb

To gain or win.

Loadverb

(transitive) To ask or adapt a question so that it will be more likely to be answered in a certain way.

Bearverb

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

Loadverb

(transitive) To encumber with something negative, to place as an encumbrance.

‘The new owners had loaded the company with debt.’; ‘The new owners loaded debt on the company.’;

Bearverb

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

Loadverb

(transitive) To provide in abundance.

‘He loaded his system with carbs before the marathon.’; ‘He loaded carbs into his system before the marathon.’;

Bearverb

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

Loadverb

(transitive) To weight (a cane, whip, etc.) with lead.

Bearverb

To behave or conduct (oneself).

Loadverb

To adulterate or drug.

‘to load wine’;

Bearverb

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

Loadverb

To magnetize.

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.’;

Loadnoun

A burden; that which is laid on or put in anything for conveyance; that which is borne or sustained; a weight; as, a heavy load.

‘He might such a loadTo town with his ass carry.’;

Bearverb

To support or sustain; to hold up.

Loadnoun

The quantity which can be carried or drawn in some specified way; the contents of a cart, barrow, or vessel; that which will constitute a cargo; lading.

Bearverb

To support and remove or carry; to convey.

‘I 'll bear your logs the while.’;

Loadnoun

That which burdens, oppresses, or grieves the mind or spirits; as, a load of care.

Bearverb

To conduct; to bring; - said of persons.

‘Bear them to my house.’;

Loadnoun

A particular measure for certain articles, being as much as may be carried at one time by the conveyance commonly used for the article measured; as, a load of wood; a load of hay; specifically, five quarters.

Bearverb

To possess and use, as power; to exercise.

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

Loadnoun

The charge of a firearm; as, a load of powder.

Bearverb

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

Loadnoun

Weight or violence of blows.

Bearverb

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

Loadnoun

The work done by a steam engine or other prime mover when working.

Bearverb

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

‘The ancient grudge I bear him.’;

Loadnoun

The amount of work that a person, group, or machine is assigned to perform; as, the boss distributed the load evenly among his employees.

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.’;

Loadnoun

The device or devices that consume power from a power supply.

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.’;

Loadnoun

The weight or force that a structural support bears or is designed to bear; the object that creates that force.

Bearverb

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

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

Loadverb

To lay a load or burden on or in, as on a horse or in a cart; to charge with a load, as a gun; to furnish with a lading or cargo, as a ship; hence, to add weight to, so as to oppress or embarrass; to heap upon.

‘I strive all in vain to load the cart.’; ‘I have loaden me with many spoils.’; ‘Those honors deep and broad, wherewithYour majesty loads our house.’;

Bearverb

To render or give; to bring forward.

Loadverb

To adulterate or drug; as, to load wine.

Bearverb

To carry on, or maintain; to have.

Loadverb

To magnetize.

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.’;

Loadnoun

weight to be borne or conveyed

Bearverb

To manage, wield, or direct.

‘Hath he borne himself penitently in prison?’;

Loadnoun

a quantity that can be processed or transported at one time;

‘the system broke down under excessive loads’;

Bearverb

To afford; to be to; to supply with.

‘His faithful dog shall bear him company.’;

Loadnoun

goods carried by a large vehicle

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.’;

Loadnoun

an amount of alcohol sufficient to intoxicate;

‘he got a load on and started a brawl’;

Bearverb

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

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

Loadnoun

the power output of a generator or power plant

Bearverb

To suffer, as in carrying a burden.

‘But man is born to bear.’;

Loadnoun

an onerous or difficult concern;

‘the burden of responsibility’; ‘that's a load off my mind’;

Bearverb

To endure with patience; to be patient.

‘I can not, can not bear.’;

Loadnoun

a deposit of valuable ore occurring within definite boundaries separating it from surrounding rocks

Bearverb

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

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

Loadnoun

the front part of a guided missile or rocket or torpedo that carries the nuclear or explosive charge or the chemical or biological agents

Bearverb

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

Loadnoun

electrical device to which electrical power is delivered

Bearverb

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

Loadverb

fill or place a load on;

‘load a car’; ‘load the truck with hay’;

Bearverb

To have a certain meaning, intent, or effect.

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

Loadverb

provide with munition;

‘He loaded his gun carefully’;

Bearverb

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

Loadverb

put (something) on a structure or conveyance;

‘load the bags onto the trucks’;

Bearverb

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

Loadnoun

a heavy or bulky thing that is being carried or is about to be carried

‘in addition to their own food, they must carry a load of up to eighty pounds’;

Bearnoun

A bier.

Loadnoun

the total number or amount that can be carried in something, typically a vehicle or container

‘a lorry-load of soldiers’;

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.

Loadnoun

a quantity of items washed or to be washed in a washing machine or dishwasher at one time

‘I do at least six loads of washing a week’;

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.

Loadnoun

the material carried along by a stream, glacier, ocean current, etc.

‘the streams deposited their loads, leaving thin sheets of gravel or sand’;

Bearnoun

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

Loadnoun

a weight or source of pressure borne by someone or something

‘the increased load on the heart caused by a raised arterial pressure’; ‘the arch has hollow spandrels to lighten the load on the foundations’;

Bearnoun

Metaphorically: A brutal, coarse, or morose person.

Loadnoun

the amount of work to be done by a person or machine

‘Arthur has a light teaching load’;

Bearnoun

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

Loadnoun

a burden of responsibility, worry, or grief.

Bearnoun

A portable punching machine.

Loadnoun

a lot of

‘she was talking a load of rubbish’;

Bearnoun

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

Loadnoun

plenty

‘there's loads to see here, even when it rains’; ‘she spends loads of money on clothes’;

Bearnoun

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

Loadnoun

the amount of power supplied by a source; the resistance of moving parts to be overcome by a motor

‘if the wire in the fuse is too thin to accept the load it will melt’;

Bearnoun

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

Loadnoun

the amount of electricity supplied by a generating system at any given time.

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

Loadnoun

an impedance or circuit that receives or develops the output of a transistor or other device.

Bearverb

have;

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

Loadverb

fill (a vehicle, ship, container, etc.) with a large amount of something

‘they go to Calais to load up their vans with cheap beer’;

Bearverb

give birth (to a newborn);

‘My wife had twins yesterday!’;

Loadverb

place (a load or large quantity of something) on or in a vehicle, ship, container, etc.

‘stolen property from a burglary was loaded into a taxi’;

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’;

Loadverb

(of a ship or vehicle) take on a load

‘when we came to the quay the ship was still loading’;

Bearverb

move while holding up or supporting;

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

Loadverb

take, buy, or consume a large amount of

‘I just went down to the store and loaded up on beer’;

Bearverb

bring forth,

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

Loadverb

make (someone or something) carry or hold a large or excessive quantity of heavy things

‘Elaine was loaded down with bags full of shopping’;

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’;

Loadverb

supply someone or something with (something) in overwhelming abundance or to excess

‘the King and Queen loaded Columbus with wealth and honours’;

Bearverb

contain or hold; have within;

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

Loadverb

bias towards a particular outcome

‘the odds were loaded against them before the match’;

Bearverb

bring in;

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

Loadverb

charge (a firearm) with ammunition

‘he began to load the gun’;

Bearverb

have on one's person;

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

Loadverb

insert something into (a device) so that it can be operated

‘load your camera before you start’; ‘following breakfast we clear the table and load the dishwasher’;

Bearverb

behave in a certain manner;

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

Loadverb

insert (something) into a device so that it will operate

‘load the cassette into the camcorder’;

Bearverb

have rightfully; of rights, titles, and offices;

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

Loadverb

transfer (a program or data) into memory, or into the central processor from storage

‘when the program is loaded into the microcomputer, the CPU carries out each instruction’;

Bearverb

support or hold in a certain manner;

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

Loadverb

add an extra charge to (an insurance premium) to take account of a factor that increases the risk.

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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