a rotating support placed between moving parts to allow them to move easily
heraldry consisting of a design or image depicted on a shield
relevant relation or interconnection
the direction or path along which something moves or along which it lies
(of a structural member) withstanding a weight or strain
The manner in which one bears or conducts one's self; mien; behavior; carriage.
Patient endurance; suffering without complaint.
The situation of one object, with respect to another, such situation being supposed to have a connection with the object, or influence upon it, or to be influenced by it; hence, relation; connection.
Purport; meaning; intended significance; aspect.
The act, power, or time of producing or giving birth; as, a tree in full bearing; a tree past bearing.
That part of any member of a building which rests upon its supports; as, a lintel or beam may have four inches of bearing upon the wall.
The portion of a support on which anything rests.
Improperly, the unsupported span; as, the beam has twenty feet of bearing between its supports.
The part of an axle or shaft in contact with its support, collar, or boxing; the journal.
The part of the support on which a journal rests and rotates.
Any single emblem or charge in an escutcheon or coat of arms
The situation of a distant object, with regard to a ship's position, as on the bow, on the lee quarter, etc.; the direction or point of the compass in which an object is seen; as, the bearing of the cape was w. n. w.
The widest part of a vessel below the plank-sheer.
The line of flotation of a vessel when properly trimmed with cargo or ballast.