2 producing or yielding; "an interest-bearing note"; "fruit-bearing trees"
1 relevant relation or interconnection; "those issues have no bearing on our situation"
5 heraldry consisting of a design or image depicted on a shield [syn: charge, heraldic bearing, armorial bearing]
6 a rotating support placed between moving parts to allow them to move easily
- German: tragend
- A mechanical device that supports another part and/or reduces friction.
- The horizontal angle between the direction of an object and that of true north; subject to variation and deviation when taken by a magnetic compass
- Relevance; a
relationship or connection.
- That has no bearing on this issue.
- One's posture,
demeanor, or manner.
- She walks with a confident, self-assured bearing.
- (Often in plural:bearings) Direction or relative position.
Derived termsrel-top terms derived from bearing
- ball bearing
- find one’s bearings
- get one’s bearings
- inline bearing
- inline hockey bearing
- inline skate bearing, in-line skate bearing
- magnetic bearing
- lose one’s bearings
- quad roller skate bearing
- roller bearing
- rollerblade bearing
- skate bearing
- skateboard bearing
- true bearing
- Finnish: merkitys
- Present participle of to bear.
Bearing may refer to:
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