1 massive plantigrade carnivorous or omnivorous mammals with long shaggy coats and strong claws
2 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 [ant: bull]
1 have; "bear a resemblance"; "bear a signature"
3 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" [syn: digest, endure, stick out, stomach, stand, tolerate, support, brook, abide, suffer, put up]
4 move while holding up or supporting; "Bear gifts"; "bear a heavy load"; "bear news"; "bearing orders"
5 bring forth, "The apple tree bore delicious apples this year"; "The unidentified plant bore gorgeous flowers" [syn: turn out]
6 take on as one's own the expenses or debts of another person; "I'll accept the charges"; "She agreed to bear the responsibility" [syn: take over, accept, assume]
7 contain or hold; have within; "The jar carries wine"; "The canteen holds fresh water"; "This can contains water" [syn: hold, carry, contain]
8 bring in; "interest-bearing accounts"; "How much does this savings certificate pay annually?" [syn: yield, pay]
9 have on one's person; "He wore a red ribbon"; "bear a scar" [syn: wear]
10 behave in a certain manner; "She carried herself well"; "he bore himself with dignity"; "They conducted themselves well during these difficult times" [syn: behave, acquit, deport, conduct, comport, carry]
11 have rightfully; of rights, titles, and offices; "She bears the title of Duchess"; "He held the governorship for almost a decade" [syn: hold]
12 support or hold in a certain manner; "She holds her head high"; "He carried himself upright" [syn: hold, carry]
13 be pregnant with; "She is bearing his child"; "The are expecting another child in January"; "I am carrying his child" [syn: have a bun in the oven, carry, gestate, expect] [also: borne, born, bore]borne See bear
- - Oscar Wilde,
- When, bright with purple and with gold, Come priest and holy cardinal, And borne above the heads of all The gentle Shepherd of the Fold.
- c.2000 -
David Irving v. Penguin Books and Deborah Lipstadt, II
- Irving is further required, as a matter of practice, to spell out what he contends are the specific defamatory meanings borne by those passages.
- past participle of bear
Borne can refer to:
- Borne, Overijssel, a town in the province of Overijssel in the Netherlands
- Borne, North Brabant, a smaller town in the Netherlands, near Schijndel
- Borne, Ardèche, a commune in the Ardèche department, France
- Borne, Haute-Loire, a commune in the Haute-Loire department, France
- Borne, Germany, a municipality in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany
- Borne, an Australian alt-rock band.
Borne is the name given to a 'waymarker' on Liberty Road (La Voie de la Liberté) in Northern France, commemorating the Liberation of France.
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