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
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
- bear a resemblance
- bear a signature
2. cause to be born
3. put up with something or somebody unpleasant
- I cannot bear his constant criticism
4. move while holding up or supporting
- Bear gifts
- bear a heavy load
- bear news
5. bring forth
6. take on as one's own the expenses or debts of another person
- She agreed to bear the responsibility
7. contain or hold; have within
8. bring in
- interest-bearing accounts
9. have on one's person
- bear a scar
Similar word(s): wear
10. behave in a certain manner
11. have rightfully; of rights, titles, and offices
- She bears the title of Duchess
Similar word(s): hold
12. support or hold in a certain manner
Definition categories: contact
13. be pregnant with
- She is bearing his child
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?