Definitions of bearing

The word bearing uses 7 letters:abeginr.

BEARING is playable in:

Words With Friends13
Scrabble US10
Scrabble UK10

p. pr. & vb. n. - of Bear 2

n. - The manner in which one bears or conducts one's self; mien; behavior; carriage. 2

n. - Patient endurance; suffering without complaint. 2

n. - The situation of one object, with respect to another, such situation being supposed to have a connection with the object, or influence upon it, or to be influenced by it; hence, relation; connection. 2

n. - Purport; meaning; intended significance; aspect. 2

n. - The act, power, or time of producing or giving birth; as, a tree in full bearing; a tree past bearing. 2

n. - That part of any member of a building which rests upon its supports; as, a lintel or beam may have four inches of bearing upon the wall. 2

n. - The portion of a support on which anything rests. 2

n. - Improperly, the unsupported span; as, the beam has twenty feet of bearing between its supports. 2

n. - The part of an axle or shaft in contact with its support, collar, or boxing; the journal. 2

n. - The part of the support on which a journal rests and rotates. 2

n. - Any single emblem or charge in an escutcheon or coat of arms -- commonly in the pl. 2

n. - The situation of a distant object, with regard to a ship's position, as on the bow, on the lee quarter, etc.; the direction or point of the compass in which an object is seen; as, the bearing of the cape was W. N. W. 2

n. - The widest part of a vessel below the plank-sheer. 2

n. - The line of flotation of a vessel when properly trimmed with cargo or ballast. 2