(noun, adjective, verb)


1. (finance, investments) Characterized by declining prices in securities markets or by belief that the prices will fall.

- The great bear market starting in 1929 scared a whole generation of investors.


1. massive plantigrade carnivorous or omnivorous mammals with long shaggy coats and strong claws

Definition categories: animal, carnivore

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

Definition categories: person, investor


1. have

- bear a resemblance

- bear a signature

Definition categories: stative, feature, have

2. cause to be born

Similar word(s): birth, deliver, have

Definition categories: body, produce

3. put up with something or somebody unpleasant

- I cannot bear his constant criticism

Similar word(s): abide, brook, digest, endure, stand, stomach, suffer, support, tolerate

Definition categories: cognition, allow, countenance, let, permit

4. move while holding up or supporting

- Bear gifts

- bear a heavy load

- bear news

Definition categories: contact, carry, transport

5. bring forth

Definition categories: creation, create, make

6. take on as one's own the expenses or debts of another person

- She agreed to bear the responsibility

Similar word(s): accept, assume

Definition categories: possession, take

7. contain or hold; have within

Similar word(s): carry, contain, hold

Definition categories: stative, include

8. bring in

- interest-bearing accounts

Similar word(s): pay, yield

Definition categories: possession, clear, earn, gain, make, realise, realize

9. have on one's person

- bear a scar

Similar word(s): wear

Definition categories: body, feature, have

10. behave in a certain manner

Similar word(s): acquit, behave, carry, comport, conduct, deport

Definition categories: social, bear, carry, hold, act, move

11. have rightfully; of rights, titles, and offices

- She bears the title of Duchess

Similar word(s): hold

Definition categories: possession, have, hold

12. support or hold in a certain manner

Similar word(s): carry, hold

Definition categories: contact

13. be pregnant with

- She is bearing his child

Similar word(s): carry, expect, gestate

Definition categories: body, bear, birth, deliver, have

Sentences with bear as a verb:

- to bear a railroad stock

- to bear the market

- This stone bears most of the weight.

- the right to bear arms

- The jury could see he was bearing false witness.

- I would never move to Texas—I can't bear heat.

- Please bear with me as I ramble on and on about nothing very important, such as that time when I was in Montana and I may have seen a mountain lion, but it was pretty far off and it was raining—the weather, not the lion—and the car broke down...

- In Troy she becomes Paris’ wife, bearing him several children, all of whom die in infancy.

- The harbour bears north by northeast.

- By my readings, we're bearing due south, so we should turn about ten degrees east.

- Great Falls bears north of Bozeman.

- to bring matters to bear

- How does this bear on the question?