(noun, adjective, verb)


1. (of a structural member) withstanding a weight or strain

Similar word(s): supporting

Sentences with bearing as an adjective:

- That's a bearing wall.


1. relevant relation or interconnection

- those issues have no bearing on our situation

Definition categories: link, relatedness

2. the direction or path along which something moves or along which it lies

Similar word(s): aim, heading

Definition categories: location, direction, way

3. dignified manner or conduct

Similar word(s): comportment, mien, presence

Definition categories: attribute, manner

4. characteristic way of bearing one's body

Similar word(s): carriage, posture

Definition categories: attribute

5. heraldry consisting of a design or image depicted on a shield

Similar word(s): charge

Definition categories: man–made, heraldry

6. a rotating support placed between moving parts to allow them to move easily

Definition categories: man–made, support

Sentences with bearing as a noun:

- That has no bearing on this issue.

- She walks with a confident, self-assured bearing.

- A lintel or beam may have four inches of bearing upon the wall.

- The beam has twenty feet of bearing between its supports.


1. present participle of bear