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bear (create)

Definition:

to bring forth

Class:

creation verb (sewing, baking, painting, performing, etc.)

Past tense:

bore

Past participles:

born | borne

Present participle:

bearing

3rd-person singular present:

bears

Type of:

make

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Examples:

crop | fruit | overbear | seed | spin off

Usage examples:

  • The unidentified plant bore gorgeous flowers
  • The apple tree bore delicious apples this year

Synonyms:

turn out

See also:

bear out

Etymology:

[verb] Old English beran "to bear, bring; bring forth, produce; to ... | [noun]...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

All senses of bear...

Definition references  (+images)

Random House Dictionary:

turn | turn back [sense-specific] | turn down [sense-specific] | turn in [sense-specific] | turn into [sense-specific] | turn off [sense-specific] | turn on [sense-specific] | turn one's hand to [sense-specific] | turn out [sense-specific] | ...

to cause to move around on an axis or about a center; rotate. | to cause to move around or partly around, as for the purpose of opening, closing, or ... (29 of 2464 words, 122 definitions, 78 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/turn

American Heritage Dictionary:

turn | turned [past tense] | turning [present participle] | turns [3rd-person singular present] | turn away | turn back | turn down | turn in | turn off | ...

To cause to move around an axis or center; cause to rotate or revolve. | To cause to move around in order to achieve a result, such as opening, ... (28 of 2043 words, 113 definitions, 104 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/turn

Collins Dictionary:

turn out | result [synonym, sense-specific]

[transitive] to cause (something, especially a light) to cease operating by or as if by turning a knob, etc | [transitive] to produce by an effort or ... (26 of 683 words, 15 definitions, 17 usage examples)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/turn-out

Macmillan British Dictionary:

turn out | turned out [past tense] | turning out [present participle] | turns out [3rd-person singular present]

[intransitive] to develop in a particular way, or to have a particular result ; [intransitive] to be discovered to be something, have something etc | ... (24 of 299 words, 8 definitions, 14 usage examples)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/turn-out

Merriam-Webster:

turn out | expel [synonym, sense-specific] | also [synonym, sense-specific] | end [synonym, sense-specific] | evict [synonym, sense-specific] | get up [synonym, sense-specific] | rise [synonym, sense-specific] | roll out [synonym, sense-specific] | arise [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

"expel", "evict" ; to put (as a horse) to pasture | to turn inside out ; to empty the contents of especially for cleaning or rearranging ; also, ... (27 of 282 words, 8 definitions, 10 usage examples)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/turn out

Wiktionary:

turn out | turned out [past tense] | turning out [present participle] | turns out [3rd-person singular present] | make [synonym, sense-specific]

[intransitive, idiomatic] To result; end up. | [intransitive, idiomatic] To attend; show up. | [transitive, idiomatic] To extinguish a light or other device | [intransitive, idiomatic] To become apparent or known, especially (as) it turns out | ... (33 of 80 words, 8 definitions, 9 usage examples)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/turn out

Cambridge Dictionary:

turn out [entry 1]

to happen in a particular way or to have a particular result, especially an unexpected one | to be known or discovered finally and surprisingly (24 of 77 words, 2 definitions, 4 usage examples)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/turn-out 1

turn out [entry 2]

If people turn out for an event, they go to be there or to watch (15 of 37 words, 1 usage example)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/turn-out 2

Oxford Dictionary:

turn out

prove to be the case | go somewhere in order to attend a meeting, vote, play in a game, etc. | See parent entry "turn" (23 of 71 words, 3 definitions, 2 usage examples)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/turn out 1

Wikipedia:

Bear | Bears | Ursidae

or "doglike" carnivores, within the order Carnivora. Bears' closest living relatives are the pinnipeds, canids, and musteloids. The following synapomorphic traits set bears apart from related families: presence of an alisphenoid canal ; paroccipital ... (34 of 8865 words, 25 images)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Bear

Bear (disambiguation)

a type of mammal. It can also be an action, meaning to hold up, carry, or support. Bear may also refer to: The Bear (Bo' Selecta!), a comic character created by Leigh Francis | The Bear (1984 film), an American biopic about Paul "Bear" Bryant,... (44 of 528 words, 68 definitions)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Bear (disambiguation)

Britannica Encyclopedia:

bear [mammal] | Helarctos malayanus [species] | Ursus maritimus [species] | Ursus americanus [species] | Tremarctos ornatus [species] | Ailuropoda melanoleuca [species]

any of eight species of large short-tailed carnivores found in the Americas, Europe, and Asia. The sun bear is the smallest, often weighing less than ... (25 of 144 words, 10 images)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/57309​/bear

New World Dictionary:

bear | bears [plural] | bore [past tense] | borne [present participle] | born [present participle] | Bear | bearlike [adjective, related]

to hold and take along; carry; transport ; to hold in the mind | to possess as a part, characteristic, attribute, etc.; have or show | to give birth ... (27 of 442 words, 24 definitions, 18 usage examples, pronunciations, 1 image)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/bear

Columbia Encyclopedia:

bear | honey bear

large mammal of the family Ursidae in the order Carnivora, found almost exclusively in the Northern Hemisphere. Bears have large heads, bulky bodies, ... (23 of 270 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/sci​/A​0806601​.html

Encarta Dictionary:

turn out

to make an electric light go out by operating its power switch | to come to a place, especially for a special event or public occasion | to force ... (27 of 215 words, 9 definitions)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861722592​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

bear

Origin: [verb] Old English beran "to bear, bring; bring forth, produce; to ... | [noun] Old English bera "bear", from Proto-Germanic *beron ... (20 of 300 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=bear

New World Dictionary:

bear | bears [plural] | bore [past tense] | borne [present participle] | born [present participle]

Origin: Middle English beren from Old English beran from ... | short for bearskin jobber from phrase to sell the bearskin, that is, to ... (22 of 85 etymology words)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/bear

Wiktionary:

bear | bears [plural] | beared [past tense] | bore [past tense] | bare [archaic, past tense] | borne [past participle] | born [rare, past participle] | yborn [archaic, rare, past participle] | bearing [present participle]

Origin: Middle English bere, from Old English bera, from Proto-Germanic *berô (compare West Frisian bear, Dutch beer, German Bär, Danish bjørn). | Middle English beren ("carry, bring forth"), from Old ... (28 of 84 etymology words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/bear

American Heritage Dictionary:

bear | bore [past tense] | borne [present participle] | born [present participle] | bearing [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: Middle English beren, from Old English beran; see bher- [entry 1] in Indo-European roots. | Middle English bere, from Old ... (19 of 41 etymology words)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/bear

Collins Dictionary:

bear | Bear

Origin: Old English beran; related to Old Norse bera, Old High German ... | Old English bera; related to Old Norse bjorn, Old High German bero (24 of 36 etymology words)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/bear

Merriam-Webster:

bear [entry 1, often attributive, noun] | bears [plural]

First use: before 12th century

Origin: Middle English bere, from Old English bera; akin to Old English brūn brown | probably from the proverb about selling the ... (23 of 28 etymology words)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/bear

bear [entry 2, verb] | bore [past tense] | borne [past participle] | born [past participle] | bearing [present participle]

First use: before 12th century

Origin: Middle English beren to carry, bring forth, from Old English beran; akin to Old High German beran to carry, Latin ferre, Greek pherein

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/bear show=1

Oxford Dictionary:

bear [entry 1] | bore [past tense] | borne [past participle] | ill will | relationship | similarity | testimony | upon | bear oneself | ...

Origin: Old English beran, of Germanic origin; from an Indo-European root shared by Sanskrit bharati, Greek pherein, and Latin ferre

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/bear

bear [entry 2] | the Bear

Origin: Old English bera, of West Germanic origin; related to Dutch beer and German Bär | sense-specific: said to be from a proverb ... (21 of 33 etymology words)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/bear--2

Encarta Dictionary:

bear [entry 1] | bears [plural]

Origin: Old English bera from Germanic, "the brown one"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861728498​/definition​.html  [offline]

bear [entry 2] | bore [past tense] | borne [past participle] | born [past participle] | bearing [present participle] | bears [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: Old English beran from Indo-European

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861728499​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Wikipedia:

Bear

Audio: "Cub polar bear is nursing 2"

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Bear

Wiktionary:

bear | bears [plural] | beared [past tense] | bore [past tense] | bare [archaic, past tense] | borne [past participle] | born [rare, past participle] | yborn [archaic, rare, past participle] | bearing [present participle]

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "bear"

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/bear

Collins Dictionary:

bear | Bear

Audio: British English pronunciation of "bear"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/bear

Macmillan British Dictionary:

bear [transitive] | bore [past tense] | borne [past participle] | bearing [present participle] | bears [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "bear"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/bear

bear [countable, noun] | bears [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "bear"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/bear 48

Macmillan American Dictionary:

bear [transitive, verb] | bore [past tense] | borne [past participle] | bearing [present participle] | bears [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "bear"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/bear

bear [countable, noun] | bears [plural]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "bear"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/bear 48

Cambridge Dictionary:

bear [entry 1, United States] | bore [past tense] | borne [past participle] | born [past participle]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "bear"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "bear"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/bear 1

the Free Dictionary:

Bear

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "Bear"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "Bear"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "Bear" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/Bear

Google Dictionary:

bear | bears [plural] | bore [past tense] | borne [past participle] | bearing [present participle]

Audio: English pronunciation of "bear"

www​.google​.com​/#hl=en&tbs=dfn​:1&fp=1&q=bear

Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

bear

Audio: North American pronunciation of "bear"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=bear​0001 word=bear

Bear

Audio: North American pronunciation of "Bear"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=ggbear​01 word=Bear

YourDictionary Audio:

bear

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "bear" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/bear

freedictionary.org:

bear

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "bear" by speech synthesizer

freedictionary​.org​/ Query=bear

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