Crossword clues for bear
- Camp invader
- An investor with a pessimistic market outlook
- Massive plantigrade carnivorous or omnivorous mammals with long shaggy coats and strong claws
- Kind of trap or hug
- Loaded for ___
- Bull's antithesis
- Polar denizen
- Campsite visitor
- Kind of hug
- Market type
- Winnie or Smokey
- Policeman, in CB lingo
- Grizzly one
- Silvertip, e.g.
- Smokey, for one
- Zoo attraction
- Yellowstone Park denizen
- Certain Wall Street type
- Golden or teddy
- Koala ___
- Cop, in CB lingo
- Chicago gridder
- Yogi, e.g.
- Grin's companion
- Flutie, e.g.
- Super Bowl XX athlete
- Doug Flutie is one
- Yellowstone sighting
- Coach Bryant
- Baylor mascot
- Walton opera, with "The"
- See 5-Across
- Chicago footballer
- Largest land carnivore
- One of a storied threesome
- Den denizen
- Symbol on California's flag
- Tough test, informally
- Kodiak, e.g.
- With 79-Across, babes in the woods?
- Pooh, for one
- Yogi or Smokey
- Tough test, slangily
- 1980 Olympics mascot
- Terribly tough task
- Scavenger at Yellowstone
- Really tough task
- Yogi, for one
- Winnie-the-Pooh, for one
- Put up with
- With 27-Across, it collapsed in 2008
- Market pessimist
- See 6-Across
- Wall Street pessimist
- Arduous challenge
- Animal that can stand upright
- What a koala really isn't
- Black ___
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Bear \Bear\ (b[^a]r), n. [OE. bere, AS. bera; akin to D. beer, OHG. bero, pero, G. b["a]r, Icel. & Sw. bj["o]rn, and possibly to L. fera wild beast, Gr. fh`r beast, Skr. bhalla bear.]
(Zo["o]l.) Any species of the genus Ursus, and of the closely allied genera. Bears are plantigrade Carnivora, but they live largely on fruit and insects.
Note: The European brown bear ( Ursus arctos), the white polar bear ( Ursus maritimus), the grizzly bear ( Ursus horribilis), the American black bear, and its variety the cinnamon bear ( Ursus Americanus), the Syrian bear ( Ursus Syriacus), and the sloth bear, are among the notable species.
(Zo["o]l.) An animal which has some resemblance to a bear in form or habits, but no real affinity; as, the woolly bear; ant bear; water bear; sea bear.
(Astron.) One of two constellations in the northern hemisphere, called respectively the Great Bear and the Lesser Bear, or Ursa Major and Ursa Minor.
Metaphorically: A brutal, coarse, or morose person.
(Stock Exchange) A person who sells stocks or securities for future delivery in expectation of a fall in the market.
Note: The bears and bulls of the Stock Exchange, whose interest it is, the one to depress, and the other to raise, stocks, are said to be so called in allusion to the bear's habit of pulling down, and the bull's of tossing up.
(Mach.) A portable punching machine.
(Naut.) A block covered with coarse matting; -- used to scour the deck. Australian bear. (Zo["o]l.) See Koala. Bear baiting, the sport of baiting bears with dogs. Bear caterpillar (Zo["o]l.), the hairy larva of a moth, esp. of the genus Euprepia. Bear garden.
A place where bears are kept for diversion or fighting.
Any place where riotous conduct is common or permitted.
Bear leader, one who leads about a performing bear for money; hence, a facetious term for one who takes charge of a young man on his travels.
Bear \Bear\ (b[^a]r), v. i.
To produce, as fruit; to be fruitful, in opposition to barrenness.
This age to blossom, and the next to bear.
To suffer, as in carrying a burden.
But man is born to bear.
To endure with patience; to be patient.
I can not, can not bear.
To press; -- with on or upon, or against.
These men bear hard on the suspected party.
To take effect; to have influence or force; as, to bring matters to bear.
To relate or refer; -- with on or upon; as, how does this bear on the question?
To have a certain meaning, intent, or effect.
Her sentence bore that she should stand a certain time upon the platform.
To be situated, as to the point of compass, with respect to something else; as, the land bears N. by E. To bear against, to approach for attack or seizure; as, a lion bears against his prey. [Obs.] To bear away (Naut.), to change the course of a ship, and make her run before the wind. To bear back, to retreat. ``Bearing back from the blows of their sable antagonist.'' --Sir W. Scott. To bear down upon (Naut.), to approach from the windward side; as, the fleet bore down upon the enemy. To bear in with (Naut.), to run or tend toward; as, a ship bears in with the land. To bear off (Naut.), to steer away, as from land. To bear up.
To be supported; to have fortitude; to be firm; not to sink; as, to bear up under afflictions.
(Naut.) To put the helm up (or to windward) and so put the ship before the wind; to bear away.
To bear upon (Mil.), to be pointed or situated so as to affect; to be pointed directly against, or so as to hit (the object); as, to bring or plant guns so as to bear upon a fort or a ship; the artillery bore upon the center.
To bear up to, to tend or move toward; as, to bear up to one another.
To bear with, to endure; to be indulgent to; to forbear to resent, oppose, or punish.
Bear \Bear\ (b[=e]r), n.
A bier. [Obs.]
Bear \Bear\, v. t. (Stock Exchange) To endeavor to depress the price of, or prices in; as, to bear a railroad stock; to bear the market.
Bear \Bear\, Bere \Bere\ (b[=e]r), n. [AS. bere. See Barley.] (Bot.) Barley; the six-rowed barley or the four-rowed barley, commonly the former ( Hordeum hexastichon or Hordeum vulgare). [Obs. except in North of Eng. and Scot.]
Bear \Bear\ (b[^a]r), v. t. [imp. Bore (b[=o]r) (formerly Bare (b[^a]r)); p. p. Born (b[^o]rn), Borne (b[=o]rn); p. pr. & vb. n. Bearing.] [OE. beren, AS. beran, beoran, to bear, carry, produce; akin to D. baren to bring forth, G. geb["a]ren, Goth. ba['i]ran to bear or carry, Icel. bera, Sw. b["a]ra, Dan. b[ae]re, OHG. beran, peran, L. ferre to bear, carry, produce, Gr. fe`rein, OSlav. brati to take, carry, OIr. berim I bear, Skr. bh[.r] to bear. [root]92. Cf. Fertile.]
To support or sustain; to hold up.
To support and remove or carry; to convey.
I 'll bear your logs the while.
To conduct; to bring; -- said of persons. [Obs.]
Bear them to my house.
To possess and use, as power; to exercise.
Every man should bear rule in his own house.
--Esther i. 22.
To sustain; to have on (written or inscribed, or as a mark), as, the tablet bears this inscription.
To possess or carry, as a mark of authority or distinction; to wear; as, to bear a sword, badge, or name.
To possess mentally; to carry or hold in the mind; to entertain; to harbor
The ancient grudge I bear him.
To endure; to tolerate; to undergo; to suffer.
Should such a man, too fond to rule alone, Bear, like the Turk, no brother near the throne.
I cannot bear The murmur of this lake to hear.
My punishment is greater than I can bear.
--Gen. iv. 13.
To gain or win. [Obs.]
Some think to bear it by speaking a great word.
She was . . . found not guilty, through bearing of friends and bribing of the judge.
To sustain, or be answerable for, as blame, expense, responsibility, etc.
He shall bear their iniquities.
Somewhat that will bear your charges.
11. To render or give; to bring forward. ``Your testimony bear''
To carry on, or maintain; to have. ``The credit of bearing a part in the conversation.''
To admit or be capable of; that is, to suffer or sustain without violence, injury, or change.
In all criminal cases the most favorable interpretation should be put on words that they can possibly bear.
To manage, wield, or direct. ``Thus must thou thy body bear.''
--Shak. Hence: To behave; to conduct.
Hath he borne himself penitently in prison?
To afford; to be to; to supply with.
His faithful dog shall bear him company.
To bring forth or produce; to yield; as, to bear apples; to bear children; to bear interest. Here dwelt the man divine whom Samos bore. --Dryden. Note: In the passive form of this verb, the best modern usage restricts the past participle born to the sense of brought forth, while borne is used in the other senses of the word. In the active form, borne alone is used as the past participle. To bear down.
To force into a lower place; to carry down; to depress or sink. ``His nose, . . . large as were the others, bore them down into insignificance.''
To overthrow or crush by force; as, to bear down an enemy. To bear a hand.
To help; to give assistance.
(Naut.) To make haste; to be quick. To bear in hand, to keep (one) up in expectation, usually by promises never to be realized; to amuse by false pretenses; to delude. [Obs.] ``How you were borne in hand, how crossed.'' --Shak. To bear in mind, to remember. To bear off.
To restrain; to keep from approach.
(Naut.) To remove to a distance; to keep clear from rubbing against anything; as, to bear off a blow; to bear off a boat.
To gain; to carry off, as a prize.
(Backgammon) To remove from the backgammon board into the home when the position of the piece and the dice provide the proper opportunity; -- the goal of the game is to bear off all of one's men before the opponent. To bear one hard, to owe one a grudge. [Obs.] ``C[ae]sar doth bear me hard.'' --Shak. To bear out.
To maintain and support to the end; to defend to the last. ``Company only can bear a man out in an ill thing.''
To corroborate; to confirm.
To bear up, to support; to keep from falling or sinking. ``Religious hope bears up the mind under sufferings.''
Syn: To uphold; sustain; maintain; support; undergo; suffer; endure; tolerate; carry; convey; transport; waft.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
Old English beran "to bear, bring; bring forth, produce; to endure, sustain; to wear" (class IV strong verb; past tense bær, past participle boren), from Proto-Germanic *beran (cognates: Old Saxon beran, Old Frisian bera, Old High German beran, German gebären, Old Norse bera, Gothic bairan "to carry, bear, give birth to"), from PIE root *bher- (1) meaning both "give birth" (though only English and German strongly retain this sense, and Russian has beremennaya "pregnant") and "carry a burden, bring" (see infer).\n
\nBall bearings "bear" the friction. Many senses are from notion of "move onward by pressure." Old English past tense bær became Middle English bare; alternative bore began to appear c.1400, but bare remained the literary form till after 1600. Past participle distinction of borne for "carried" and born for "given birth" is from late 18c. To bear (something) in mind is from 1530s.
Old English bera "bear," from Proto-Germanic *beron, literally "the brown (one)" (cognates: Old Norse björn, Middle Dutch bere, Dutch beer, Old High German bero, German Bär), from PIE *bher- (3) "bright, brown" (see brown (adj.)).\n
\nGreek arktos and Latin ursus retain the PIE root word for "bear" (*rtko; see Arctic), but it is believed to have been ritually replaced in the northern branches because of hunters' taboo on names of wild animals (compare the Irish equivalent "the good calf," Welsh "honey-pig," Lithuanian "the licker," Russian medved "honey-eater"). Others connect the Germanic word with Latin ferus "wild," as if it meant "the wild animal (par excellence) of the northern woods."\n
\nSymbolic of Russia since 1794. Used of uncouth persons since 1570s. Stock market meaning "speculator for a fall" is 1709 shortening of bearskin jobber (from the proverb sell the bearskin before one has caught the bear); i.e. "one who sells stock for future delivery, expecting that meanwhile prices will fall." Paired with bull from c.1720. Bear claw as a type of large pastry is from 1942, originally chiefly western U.S.
n. (surname: English)
v. have; "bear a resemblance"; "bear a signature"
put up with something or somebody unpleasant; "I cannot bear his constant criticism"; "The new secretary had to endure a lot of unprofessional remarks"; "he learned to tolerate the heat"; "She stuck out two years in a miserable marriage" [syn: digest, endure, stick out, stomach, stand, tolerate, support, brook, abide, suffer, put up]
move while holding up or supporting; "Bear gifts"; "bear a heavy load"; "bear news"; "bearing orders"
bring forth, "The apple tree bore delicious apples this year"; "The unidentified plant bore gorgeous flowers" [syn: turn out]
have on one's person; "He wore a red ribbon"; "bear a scar" [syn: wear]
behave in a certain manner; "She carried herself well"; "he bore himself with dignity"; "They conducted themselves well during these difficult times" [syn: behave, acquit, deport, conduct, comport, carry]
have rightfully; of rights, titles, and offices; "She bears the title of Duchess"; "He held the governorship for almost a decade" [syn: hold]
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A bear is a type of mammal.
Bear or Bears may also refer to:
"Bear" is the first single from The Antlers' studio album Hospice. The song was released as a digital download in April 2009 to promote the self-released version of Hospice, then released in the United Kingdom on 7" vinyl on November 16, 2009. The single features an exclusive remix of "Bear" by Antlers' Darby Cicci on the B-side. The song evolved out of the 2008 track "Sylvia (An Introduction)", which was released on the New York Hospitals EP, partially bearing the same tune but with different lyrics.
Bear is a natural horror Z movie directed by John Rebel and stars Patrick Scott Lewis and Katie Lowes. The film was released on June 4, 2010 in the United Kingdom.
Bear is a surname which may refer to:
- Elizabeth Bear, pen name of American author Sarah Bear Elizabeth Wishnevsky (born 1971)
- Glecia Bear (born 1912), Canadian Cree writer
- Greg Bear (born 1951), American author
- Jack Bear (1920-2007), American costume designer
- Michael Bear (1934–2000), English cricketer
Bear is a 2011 Australian short black comedy drama film directed by Nash Edgerton and written by David Michod and Nash Edgerton. The film had its world premiere in competition at the Cannes Film Festival on 21 May 2011.
Bear (or Bere; ) is the westernmost barony in County Cork in Ireland. It comprises the western tip and southern part of the eponymous Beara peninsula, the north of which is part of the County Kerry barony of Glanarought. The barony of Bear is bounded by Glanarought to the north, the Cork barony of Bantry to the north-east, Bantry Bay to the south, and the Kenmare River to the north-west.
Bear is a novel by Canadian author Marian Engel, published in 1976. It won the Governor General's Literary Award the same year. It is Engel's fifth novel, and her most famous. The story tells of a lonely librarian in northern Ontario who enters into a sexual relationship with a bear. The book has been called "the most controversial novel ever written in Canada".
Bears are mammals of the familyUrsidae. Bears are classified as caniforms, or doglike carnivorans, with the pinnipeds being their closest living relatives. Although only eight species of bears are extant, they are widespread, appearing in a wide variety of habitats throughout the Northern Hemisphere and partially in the Southern Hemisphere. Bears are found on the continents of North America, South America, Europe, and Asia.
Common characteristics of modern bears include large bodies with stocky legs, long snouts, shaggy hair, plantigrade paws with five nonretractile claws, and short tails. While the polar bear is mostly carnivorous, and the giant panda feeds almost entirely on bamboo, the remaining six species are omnivorous with varied diets.
With the exception of courting individuals and mothers with their young, bears are typically solitary animals. They are generally diurnal, but may be active during the night ( nocturnal) or twilight ( crepuscular), particularly around humans. Bears possess an excellent sense of smell and, despite their heavy build and awkward gait, are adept runners, climbers, and swimmers. In autumn, some bear species forage large amounts of fermented fruits, which affects their behavior. Bears use shelters, such as caves and burrows, as their dens; most species occupy their dens during the winter for a long period (up to 100 days) of sleep similar to hibernation.
Bears have been hunted since prehistoric times for their meat and fur. With their tremendous physical presence and charisma, they play a prominent role in the arts, mythology, and other cultural aspects of various human societies. In modern times, the bears' existence has been pressured through the encroachment on their habitats and the illegal trade of bears and bear parts, including the Asian bile bear market. The IUCN lists six bear species as vulnerable or endangered, and even least concern species, such as the brown bear, are at risk of extirpation in certain countries. The poaching and international trade of these most threatened populations are prohibited, but still ongoing.
In male gay culture, a bear is often a larger, hairier man who projects an image of rugged masculinity. Bears are one of many LGBT communities with events, codes, and a culture-specific identity.
The term bear was popularized by Richard Bulger, who, along with his then partner Chris Nelson (1960–2006) founded Bear Magazine in 1987. There is some contention surrounding whether Bulger originated the term and the subculture's conventions. George Mazzei wrote an article for The Advocate in 1979 called "Who's Who in the Zoo?", that characterized homosexuals as seven types of animals, including bears.
Some bears place importance on presenting a clear masculine image and may show disliking towards men who exhibit effeminacy. The bear concept can function as an identity, an affiliation, and there is ongoing debate in bear communities about what constitutes a bear.
Bears are almost always gay or bisexual men. However, as LGBT culture and modern slang has taken on a wider appeal in modern society, it is possible to call a hairy and burly straight man a bear (although they would not be strictly part of the gay bear community). Increasingly, transgender men ( trans men) and those who shun labels for gender and sexuality are also included within bear communities. However, heterosexual men who have bearish physical traits and are affirming of their gay friends and family (or their gay fans, in the case of a celebrity) may also be informally accorded "honorary" bear status. A smaller number of lesbians, particularly those portrayed as butch, also participate in bear culture, referring to themselves with the distinct label of ursula.
Bear is a popular black and white alternative comic book created by British writer/artist Jamie Smart and published in the United States by Slave Labor Graphics. It follows the adventures of a small stuffed bear named Bear and his roommate/ antagonist, a psychotic housecat named Looshkin. Looshkin often plays cruel, sadistic, and nonsensical pranks on Bear, and it is not uncommon for faeces and dismemberment to come into play.
Smart's linework is bold and expressive, and his panels are littered with information and throw-away gags. The stories are marked by a combination of violent shocks, random silliness, and other hallmarks of Dada.
10 issues were published between 2003 and 2005.
People nicknamedBear or the Bear include:
- Albert the Bear (c. 1100–1170), Margrave of Brandenburg
- Paul William Bryant (1913–1983), known as Bear Bryant, American college football coach
- Dainton Connell (1961–2007), Arsenal hooligan leader known as "The Bear", assistant to the Pet Shop Boys
- Edward Ellice (merchant) (1783-1863), British merchant and politician known as "The Bear"
- Edward Michael Grylls (born 1974), known as Bear Grylls, British adventurer and television presenter
- Bear McCreary (born 1979), musician and composer
- Owsley Stanley (1935–2011), underground LSD cook known as "The Bear"
- Cameron White (born 1983), Australian cricketer
- Raymond Wolf (1904-1979), American football and baseball player and coach
- James Brady (1940-2014), press secretary to U.S. President Ronald Reagan and shooting victim
Usage examples of "bear".
Every year, more children were born Aberrant, more were snatched by the Weavers.
It bore both the rich aroma of leaves being burnt in the fall and the faint perfume of wildflowers ablow in the spring, but it also held a third attar which seemed to be the breath of the Wind itself which none could ever set name to.
Finally, he points out the practical bearing of the subject--for example, the probability of calculus causing sudden suppression of urine in such cases--and also the danger of surgical interference, and suggests the possibility of diagnosing the condition by ascertaining the absence of the opening of one ureter in the bladder by means of the cystoscope, and also the likelihood of its occurring where any abnormality of the genital organs is found, especially if this be unilateral.
Ann they had both been aboad a bus cruising at eighteen miles an hour along the sixty-lane freeway that ran from Bear Canyon to Pasadena, near the middle of Los Angeles.
That supposition was borne out as the captain came aboard, followed by a spotty midshipman and his file of marines.
Once was I taken of the foemen in the town where I abode when my lord was away from me, and a huge slaughter of innocent folk was made, and I was cast into prison and chains, after I had seen my son that I had borne to my lord slain before mine eyes.
The guns of those ships, being disposed along the sides, were for the most part able to bear only upon an enemy abreast of them, with a small additional angle of train toward ahead or astern.
A State statute which forbids bodies of men to associate together as military organizations, or to drill or parade with arms in cities and towns unless authorized by law, does not abridge the right of the people to keep and bear arms.
But when the right to vote at any election for the choice of electors for President and Vice President of the United States, Representatives in Congress, the Executive and Judicial officers of a State, or the members of the Legislature thereof, is denied to any of the male inhabitants of such State, being twenty-one years of age, and citizens of the United States, or in any way abridged, except for participation in rebellion, or other crime, the basis of representation therein shall be reduced in the proportion which the number of such male citizens shall bear to the whole number of male citizens twenty-one years of age in such State.
Martin Cash was a fellow countryman, born at Enniscorthy in County Wexford, and when he had been sent to Norfolk Island, he had talked freely of his exploits as absconder and bushranger, taking great pride in both.
Besides the glands, both surfaces of the leaves and the pedicels of the tentacles bear numerous minute papillae, which absorb carbonate of ammonia, an infusion of raw meat, metallic salts, and probably many other substances, but the absorption of matter by these papillae never induces inflection.
The Pleiades were all abuzz over the advent of their visiting star, Miss Frances Homer, the celebrated monologuist, who, at Eaton Auditorium, again presented her Women of Destiny series, in which she portrays women of history and the influence they brought to bear upon the lives of such momentous world figures as Napoleon, Ferdinand of Spain, Horatio Nelson and Shakespeare.
New Orleans, simply clothed in homespun cotton striped red and blue, abysmally poor and surrounded by swarms of children who all seemed to bear names like Nono and Vev6 and Bibi, cheerfully selling powdered file and alligator hides and going away again without bothering, like the Americans did, to sample the delights of the big city.
Brutus and his men that night Achates was born, only infinitely more frightening, more murderous.
Brutus, you said to me the day after Achates was born that we should make the best of the marriage we were doomed to.