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For millions of girls around the world, motherhood comes too early. Those who bear children as adolescents suffer higher maternal mortality and morbidity rates, and their children are more likely to die in infancy.
Esther Duflo

Meaning of "bear" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD BEAR

Old English beran; related to Old Norse bera, Old High German beran to carry, Latin ferre, Greek pherein to bear, Sanskrit bharati he carries.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF BEAR

bear  [bɛə] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF BEAR

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Bear is a verb.
The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb bear in English.

WHAT DOES BEAR MEAN IN ENGLISH?

bear

Bear

Bears are mammals of the family Ursidae. Bears are classified as caniforms, or doglike carnivorans, with the pinnipeds being their closest living relatives. Although only eight species of bears are extant, they are widespread, appearing in a wide variety of habitats throughout the Northern Hemisphere and partially in the Southern Hemisphere. Bears are found on the continents of North America, South America, Europe, and Asia. Common characteristics of modern bears include large bodies with stocky legs, long snouts, shaggy hair, plantigrade paws with five nonretractile claws, and short tails. While the polar bear is mostly carnivorous, and the giant panda feeds almost entirely on bamboo, the remaining six species are omnivorous with varied diets. With the exception of courting individuals and mothers with their young, bears are typically solitary animals. They are generally diurnal, but may be active during the night or twilight, particularly around humans. Bears possess an excellent sense of smell and, despite their heavy build and awkward gait, are adept runners, climbers, and swimmers.

Definition of bear in the English dictionary

The first definition of bear in the dictionary is to support or hold up; sustain. Other definition of bear is to bring or convey. Bear is also to take, accept, or assume the responsibility of.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO BEAR

PRESENT

Present
I bear
you bear
he/she/it bears
we bear
you bear
they bear
Present continuous
I am bearing
you are bearing
he/she/it is bearing
we are bearing
you are bearing
they are bearing
Present perfect
I have borne
you have borne
he/she/it has borne
we have borne
you have borne
they have borne
Present perfect continuous
I have been bearing
you have been bearing
he/she/it has been bearing
we have been bearing
you have been bearing
they have been bearing
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I bore
you bore
he/she/it bore
we bore
you bore
they bore
Past continuous
I was bearing
you were bearing
he/she/it was bearing
we were bearing
you were bearing
they were bearing
Past perfect
I had borne
you had borne
he/she/it had borne
we had borne
you had borne
they had borne
Past perfect continuous
I had been bearing
you had been bearing
he/she/it had been bearing
we had been bearing
you had been bearing
they had been bearing
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will bear
you will bear
he/she/it will bear
we will bear
you will bear
they will bear
Future continuous
I will be bearing
you will be bearing
he/she/it will be bearing
we will be bearing
you will be bearing
they will be bearing
Future perfect
I will have borne
you will have borne
he/she/it will have borne
we will have borne
you will have borne
they will have borne
Future perfect continuous
I will have been bearing
you will have been bearing
he/she/it will have been bearing
we will have been bearing
you will have been bearing
they will have been bearing
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would bear
you would bear
he/she/it would bear
we would bear
you would bear
they would bear
Conditional continuous
I would be bearing
you would be bearing
he/she/it would be bearing
we would be bearing
you would be bearing
they would be bearing
Conditional perfect
I would have bear
you would have bear
he/she/it would have bear
we would have bear
you would have bear
they would have bear
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been bearing
you would have been bearing
he/she/it would have been bearing
we would have been bearing
you would have been bearing
they would have been bearing
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you bear
we let´s bear
you bear
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to bear
Past participle
borne
Present Participle
bearing
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE BEAR

beany
bear a hand
bear arms
bear comparison
bear cub
bear down
bear garden
bear hug
bear market
bear off
bear on
bear out
bear paw
bear pit
bear raid
Bear State
bear up
bear with
bear witness
bear-baiting

WORDS THAT END LIKE BEAR

appear
clear
dear
ear
fear
five-year
footwear
gear
hear
linear
near
New Year
nuclear
on a tear
outerwear
rear
senior year
tear
wear
year

Synonyms and antonyms of bear in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «BEAR»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «bear» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of bear

Translation of «bear» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF BEAR

Find out the translation of bear to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of bear from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «bear» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

oso
570 millions of speakers

English

bear
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

भालू
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

دُبّ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

медведь
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

urso
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ভালুক
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

ours
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Beruang
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Bär
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

クマ
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Bear
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

con gấu
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

தாங்க
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

अस्वल
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

ayı
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

orso
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

niedźwiedź
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

ведмідь
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

urs
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

αρκούδα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

dra
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

björn
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

bjørn
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of bear

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «BEAR»

The term «bear» is very widely used and occupies the 3.542 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «BEAR» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «bear» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «bear» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about bear

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10 QUOTES WITH «BEAR»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word bear.
1
Lord Acton
Every thing secret degenerates, even the administration of justice; nothing is safe that does not show how it can bear discussion and publicity.
2
James Allen
Good thoughts bear good fruit, bad thoughts bear bad fruit.
3
Edmund Barton
If it is the duty of the State to educate, it is the duty of the State also to bear the burden of education, namely, the taxation out of which education is provided.
4
James L. Buckley
Unfortunately, in today's world we have to be reminded that the power of an oath derives from the fact that in it we ask God to bear witness to the promises we make with the implicit expectation that He will hold us accountable for the manner in which we honor them.
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William F. Buckley, Jr.
One must bear in mind that the expansion of federal activity is a form of eating for politicians.
6
Pat Burns
Coaching the Bruins is like going bear hunting with a butter knife.
7
Gabriel Byrne
I'm not a very gregarious person. I can't bear attention being called to me in a public place, which is ridiculous in a business that pays you to be noticed.
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John Ciardi
A good question is never answered. It is not a bolt to be tightened into place but a seed to be planted and to bear more seed toward the hope of greening the landscape of idea.
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Sean Covey
You shouldn't feel guilty about taking time for yourself. Every so often, everyone needs to give themselves a big ol' bear hug and treat themselves to some TLC.
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Esther Duflo
For millions of girls around the world, motherhood comes too early. Those who bear children as adolescents suffer higher maternal mortality and morbidity rates, and their children are more likely to die in infancy.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «BEAR»

Discover the use of bear in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to bear and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Bear Snores on
On a cold winter night many animals gather to party in the cave of a sleeping bear, who then awakes and protests that he has missed the food and the fun.
Karma Wilson, 2009
2
My Cross to Bear
The story begins simply: with Gregg and his older brother, Duane, growing up in the South, raising hell with their guitars, and drifting from one band to another.
Gregg Allman, 2012
3
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
Children see a variety of animals, each one a different color, and a teacher looking at them.
Bill Martin, 2007
4
Touching Spirit Bear
Touching Spirit Bear is a poignant testimonial to the power of a pain that can destroy, or lead to healing
Ben Mikaelsen, 2010
5
It's Not Your Fault, KoKo Bear: A Read-together Book for ...
KoKo Bear learns what divorce means, how to deal with changes, how to recognize and talk about her feelings, and that the divorce is not her fault. Each page includes tips for parents.
Vicki Lansky, 1997
6
Bear
A daring and compelling novel, Marian Engel’s Bear won the Governor General’s Award for 1976. From the Hardcover edition.
Marian Engel, 2009
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Bear Attacks: Their Causes and Avoidance
This is a book for everyone who hikes, camps, or visits bear country – and for anyone who wants to know more about these sometimes fearsome but always fascinating wild creatures. From the Hardcover edition.
Stephen Herrero, 2012
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Bear
The book also looks at the role of bears in modern culture as the subjects of stories, songs, and films; as exhibited objects in circuses and zoos; and, perhaps most famously, as toys.
Robert E. Bieder, 2005
9
Bear Feels Sick
When Bear is too sick to play, his animal friends go to his cave to make him soup and tea and keep him company.
Karma Wilson, 2009
10
Teddy Bear Studio: A Step-by-Step Guide to Creating Your Own ...
According to Ted Menten, premier authority on the subject of collectible teddy bear construction, making these plush little companions can be a highly creative pursuit.
Ted Menten, 2002

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «BEAR»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term bear is used in the context of the following news items.
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Minnesota Zoo bear smashes exhibit glass while playing with rock
A glass panel at the Minnesota Zoo grizzly bear exhibit is cracked Monday, July 6, 2015, after a bear hit it several times with a basketball-sized ... «TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press, Jul 15»
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Grizzly bear shatters barrier with basketball-sized rock at Minnesota …
Ficker said not long after, the grizzly bear 'picked up from the bottom of the pool a rock that had to weigh 50 pounds'. 'While many people were ... «Daily Mail, Jul 15»
3
Bear wrestling
Having steered the stockmarket toward a raging bull run for much of the past year, China is now finding that its close cousin, the wild bear, ... «The Economist, Jul 15»
4
Man fined nearly $1000 for shooting a black bear in his backyard
“[The] Gentlemen spotted the Black bear through his screen door,” Robert Fleenor with the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife said. “Bear took off ... «kfor.com, Jul 15»
5
Oil headed for bear market after biggest drop in five months
Oil approached bear market territory after suffering its biggest one-day fall in five months as Greece rejected bailout terms and Iran edged ... «Financial Times, Jul 15»
6
Beijing takes on the bear market
Chinese investors have long believed their government would not allow a bear market, only to discover Beijing's powers are more limited than ... «Irish Times, Jul 15»
7
The bear whisperer of Canada: Man says he has been 'friends' with …
The bear came up to me like I was its mother. ... Richard now runs the 'Little, Big Bear Safari' in New Brunswick with his wife Vivienne, where ... «Daily Mail, Jul 15»
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Nuisance bear complaints on the rise in northwestern Ontario
Provincial police are getting more bear complaints this year in a number of communities east of Thunder Bay, Ont. On the north shore of Lake ... «CBC.ca, Jul 15»
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Iron Ore's Bear Market Seen Deepening as Clarksons Forecasts $40
Iron ore will probably extend declines after falling back into a bear market on Monday as low-cost supplies from Australia and Brazil are set to ... «Bloomberg, Jul 15»
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THE BEAR FACTS: Will black bears move south to Indiana?
There have been several sightings over the past few weeks and DNR officials say it's been 140 years since a bear has been spotted in Indiana. «WSBT-TV, Jul 15»

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