- A large omnivorous mammal, related to the dog and raccoon, having shaggy hair, a very small tail, and flat feet; a member of family Ursidae, particularly of subfamily Ursinae.
- (colloquial) An animal that resembles a bear, such as a koala bear, koala or ant bear.
- (finance) An investor who sells commodities, securities or futures in anticipation of a fall in prices.
verb (bears, bearing, bore, or, archaic, bare, born, borne, or, archaic, yborn)
- Bears look for over-priced securities to sell short.
- (rfv-sense) (finance) A market in which prices are falling.
- (colloquial) A problem that is very difficult to solve.
- (slang) A large hairy man, especially one who is gay.
- (transitive) To carry something.
- 2005, w:Plato, Plato, Sophist. Translation by Lesley Brown. w:Stephanus pagination, 234b.
- : imitations that the same name as the things
- (transitive) To be equipped with something.
- the right to arms
- (transitive) To declare as testimony.
- The jury could see he was bearing false witness.
- (transitive) To put up with something.
- (transitive) To give birth to someone or something.
- In Troy she becomes Paris' wife, bearing him several children, all of whom die in infancy.
- (transitive) To produce or yield something, such as fruit or crops.
- (intransitive) To be in a specific direction from the observer"s position.
- The harbour bears North by Northeast.
- (finance, investments) Characterized by or believing to benefit of declining prices in securities markets.
- The great market starting in 1929 scared a whole generation of investors.
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