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polar bear

n.
A large, white-furred bear (Ursus maritimus) living in Arctic regions.

polar bear

n
(Animals) a white carnivorous bear, Thalarctos maritimus, of coastal regions of the North Pole

po′lar bear`


n.
a large white bear, Ursus (Thalarctos) maritimus, of arctic regions.
[1775–85]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.polar bear - white bear of Arctic regionspolar bear - white bear of Arctic regions  
bear - massive plantigrade carnivorous or omnivorous mammals with long shaggy coats and strong claws
genus Thalarctos, Thalarctos - polar bears; in some classifications not a separate genus from Ursus
Translations
الدُّب القُطْبيالدُّبُ القُطْبِيّ
lední medvěd
isbjørn
EisbärPolarbär
jääkaru
jääkarhu
polarni medvjed
jegesmedve
beruang kutub
ísbjörnhvítabjörn
北極グマ
북극곰
urs polar
ľadový medveď
severni medved
isbjörn
หมีขั้วโลก
gấu bắc cực

polar bear

nPolarbär m, → Eisbär m

polar bear

norso/a bianco/a

pole1

(pəul) noun
1. the north or south end of the Earth's axis. the North/South Pole.
2. the points in the heavens opposite the Earth's North and South Poles, around which stars seem to turn.
3. either of the opposite ends of a magnet. The opposite poles of magnets attract each other.
4. either of the opposite terminals of an electric battery. the positive/negative pole.
ˈpolar adjective
of the earth's North or South Pole or the region around it. the polar ice-cap; the polar region.
polar bear
a type of bear found near the North Pole.
the ˈpole star noun
(also the Pole Star) the star that is in the sky over the North Pole.
be poles apart
to be as different or as far apart as possible.

polar bear

الدُّبُ القُطْبِيّ lední medvěd isbjørn Eisbär πολική αρκούδα oso polar jääkarhu ours polaire polarni medvjed orso polare 北極グマ 북극곰 poolbeer isbjørn niedźwiedź polarny urso polar полярный медведь isbjörn หมีขั้วโลก kutup ayısı gấu bắc cực 北极熊
References in classic literature ?
Mirth never reigned there; there was never even a little bear-ball, with the storm for music, while the polar bears went on their hindlegs and showed off their steps.
Katharine instructed her in the peculiar delights of an entertainment where Polar bears follow directly upon ladies in full evening dress, and the stage is alternately a garden of mystery, a milliner's band-box, and a fried- fish shop in the Mile End Road.
The father of Keesh had been a very brave man, but he had met his death in a time of famine, when he sought to save the lives of his people by taking the life of a great polar bear.
The killing of a polar bear is very dangerous, but thrice dangerous is it, and three times thrice, to kill a mother bear with her cubs.
Fine time for them as is well wropped up, as the Polar bear said to himself, ven he was practising his skating,' replied Mr.
As the sea ice cover on Earth's polar regions continues to fragment and diminish, it has a clear and negative impact on some regional populations of polar bears in the Arctic.
Polar bears are struggling to find enough seals to eat, and the problem will get worse as the planet warms because their metabolisms are much faster than previously thought, researchers said Thursday.
Summary: Polar bears face an existential threat from climate change due to the loss of habitat from melting sea ice
Non-fiction / Canada / Arctic / Polar Bears / Inuit / Photography
ALL the polar bears on a Russian island may have been wiped out by poachers after investigators found butchered remains of the animals.
Pleasance Kids is also back at the EICC with The Polar Bears Go Up, a fun and imaginative show for under 5s about two bears on a race to space.
I've worked in the area for several years, and while you prepare and plan for polar bears in the area, this was the first time we had encountered a situation like this," said Beth Sharp, Hilcorp Alaska's wildlife specialist, told P&GJ.