|1.||[ noun ] (transportation) the direction or path along which something moves or along which it lies|
|Related terms:||direction tack steer|
|2.||[ noun ] dignified manner or conduct|
|Synonyms:||presence mien comportment|
|Related terms:||manner dignity behave|
|3.||[ noun ] relevant relation or interconnection|
: "those issues have no bearing on our situation"
|4.||[ noun ] characteristic way of bearing one's body|
: "stood with good posture"
|Related terms:||bodily_property walk gracefulness awkwardness slouch hold|
|5.||[ noun ] (heraldry) heraldry consisting of a design or image depicted on a shield|
|Synonyms:||heraldic_bearing armorial_bearing charge|
|Related terms:||heraldry chevron annulet ordinary fleur-de-lis charge|
|6.||[ adjective ] (of a structural member) withstanding a weight or strain|
|Related terms:||nonbearing load-bearing|
|7.||[ adjective ] (combining form) producing or yielding|
"an interest-bearing note" "fruit-bearing trees"
|Related terms:||combining_form productive|
|8.||[ noun ] a rotating support placed between moving parts to allow them to move easily|
|Related terms:||support ball_bearing fifth_wheel journal_bearing thrust_bearing rotating_mechanism|