polar bear


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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

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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 ?
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.
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.
We've been documenting declines in polar bear survival rates, body condition, and population numbers over the past decade.
Previous attempts to estimate polar bear metabolism were based on certain assumptions that turned out to be false.
A video released this week of an extremely emaciated polar bear has served as a similar purpose: as a rallying cry and stand-in for a largely unmitigated environmental disaster.
These stories and recollections reflect the deep connection the Inuit have with the polar bear and add an emotional core to the photographs.
mf images hb the "The public must call for a complete prohibition of the legal commercial trade in polar bear parts.
A pregnant polar bear found an unusual spot to dig her maternity den, selected a bank of snow bank along a bridge leading to an artificial production island near Prudhoe Bay, AK - and operating company Hilcorp Alaska couldn't be happier.
But wildlife lives in this barren, icy part of the world, including the magnificent polar bear.