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Bear (plural Bears)
  1. 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.
  2. (informal) An animal that resembles a bear, such as a koala or ant bear.
  3. (finance) An investor who sells commodities, securities, or futures in anticipation of a fall in prices.
  4. (informal) A difficult situation or problem.


Bear (comparative more Bear, superlative most Bear)

  1. (finance, investments) Characterized by or believing to benefit of declining prices in securities markets.


Bear (not comparable)

  1. (UK, slang) very


Bear (third-person singular simple present bears, present participle bearing, simple past bore, or (archaic) bare, past participle born, borne, or (archaic) yborn)

  1. (transitive) To carry something.
  2. (transitive) To be equipped with something.
  3. (transitive, with witness) To declare as testimony.
  4. (transitive) To put up with something.
  5. (transitive) To give birth to someone or something.
  6. (transitive) To produce or yield something, such as fruit or crops.
  7. (intransitive) To be - or head - in a specific direction from the observer’s position.

Synonyms for Bear

carry, produce, convey, transport, support, sustain, suffer, maintain, endure, yield, undergo.

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