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bear·er

 (bâr′ər)
n.
1. One that carries or supports, as:
a. A porter.
b. A pallbearer.
2. One that holds a check or other redeemable note for payment.
3. A fruit- or flower-bearing plant.

bearer

(ˈbɛərə)
n
1. a person or thing that bears, presents, or upholds
2. (Banking & Finance) a person who presents a note or bill for payment
3. (Professions) (formerly, in Africa, India, etc)
a. a native carrier, esp on an expedition
b. a native servant
4. See pallbearer
5. the holder of a rank, position, office, etc
6. (Banking & Finance) (modifier) finance payable to the person in possession: bearer bonds.

bear•er

(ˈbɛər ər)

n.
1. a person or thing that carries, upholds, or brings.
2. the person who presents an order for money or goods.
3. a tree or plant that yields fruit or flowers.
[1250–1300]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bearer - someone whose employment involves carrying somethingbearer - someone whose employment involves carrying something; "the bonds were transmitted by carrier"
traveler, traveller - a person who changes location
2.bearer - a messenger who bears or presentsbearer - a messenger who bears or presents; "a bearer of good tidings"
courier, messenger - a person who carries a message
3.bearer - one of the mourners carrying the coffin at a funeralbearer - one of the mourners carrying the coffin at a funeral
griever, lamenter, mourner, sorrower - a person who is feeling grief (as grieving over someone who has died)
4.bearer - the person who is in possession of a check or note or bond or document of title that is endorsed to him or to whoever holds itbearer - the person who is in possession of a check or note or bond or document of title that is endorsed to him or to whoever holds it; "the bond was marked `payable to bearer'"
capitalist - a person who invests capital in a business (especially a large business)

bearer

noun
1. agent, carrier, courier, herald, envoy, messenger, conveyor, emissary, harbinger I hate to be the bearer of bad news.
2. carrier, runner, servant, porter, transporter a flag bearer
3. holder, owner, possessor The identity documents state the bearer's profession.
4. payee, beneficiary, consignee the chief cashier's promise to pay the bearer

bearer

noun
A person who carries messages or is sent on errands:
Translations
حامِل، حمّال
nosičposelnosník
bæreroverbringer
átadó
boîberi, beri; burîarmaîur
hâmiltaşıyan

bearer

[ˈbɛərəʳ]
A. N
1. (= bringer) [of tradition, culture, idea] → poseedor(a) m/f; [of burden] → porteador(a) m/f, portador(a) m/f; [of letter, news] → portador(a) m/f
I hate to be the bearer of bad newssiento traer malas noticiassiento ser portador de malas noticias (frm)
2. (= possessor) [of cheque] → portador(a) m/f; [of title] → poseedor(a) m/f; [of credentials, office, passport] → titular mf
3. (= servant) → porteador m (also pallbearer) → portador(a) m/f del féretro (also stretcher-bearer) → camillero/a m/f
see also flag C
see also standard C
B. CPD bearer bond Ntítulo m al portador

bearer

[ˈbɛərər] n
(= bringer) → porteur m
to be the bearer of bad news → être porteur de mauvaises nouvelles
(= holder) [passport] → titulaire mfbear hug n
to give sb a bear hug → serrer qn très fort dans ses bras
He gave me a big bear hug → Il m'a serré très fort dans ses bras.

bearer

n
(= carrier)Träger(in) m(f); (of news, letter, cheque, banknote)Überbringer m; (of name, title)Träger(in) m(f), → Inhaber(in) m(f); (of passport)Inhaber(in) m(f); bearer bondInhaberschuldverschreibung f; bearer cheque, bearer check (US) → Inhaberscheck m; bearer securities plInhaberpapiere pl; bearer share, bearer stock (US) → Inhaberaktie f
(= tree etc) a good bearerein Baum/Busch etc, der gut trägt

bearer

[ˈbɛərəʳ] n (of news, cheque) → portatore m; (of passport) → titolare m/f

bear1

(beə) past tense bore (boː) : past participle borne (boːn) verb
1. (usually with cannot, ~could not etc) to put up with or endure. I couldn't bear it if he left.
2. to be able to support. Will the table bear my weight?
3. (past participle in passive born (boːn) ) to produce (children). She has borne (him) several children; She was born on July 7.
4. to carry. He was borne shoulder-high after his victory.
5. to have. The cheque bore his signature.
6. to turn or fork. The road bears left here.
ˈbearable adjective
able to be endured.
ˈbearer noun
a person or thing that bears. the bearer of bad news.
ˈbearing noun
1. manner, way of standing etc. a military bearing.
2. (usually in plural. sometimes short for ˌball-ˈbearings) a part of a machine that has another part moving in or on it.
ˈbearings noun plural
location, place on a map etc; The island's bearings are 10 North, 24 West.
bear down on
1. to approach quickly and often threateningly. The angry teacher bore down on the child.
2. to exert pressure on. The weight is bearing down on my chest.
bear fruit
to produce fruit.
bear out
to support or confirm. This bears out what you said.
bear up
to keep up courage, strength etc (under strain). She's bearing up well after her shock.
bear with
to be patient with (someone). Bear with me for a minute, and you'll see what I mean.
find/get one's bearings
to find one's position with reference to eg a known landmark. If we can find this hill, I'll be able to get my bearings.
lose one's bearings
to become uncertain of one's position. He's confused me so much that I've lost my bearings completely.

bearer

n. soporte, apoyo.
References in classic literature ?
There we'll hire bearers to take our stuff on until we can get mules.
He got in all the details, and that is a good thing in a local item: you see, he had kept books for the undertaker- department of his church when he was younger, and there, you know, the money's in the details; the more details, the more swag: bearers, mutes, candles, prayers -- everything counts; and if the bereaved don't buy prayers enough you mark up your candles with a forked pencil, and your bill shows up all right.
Although in one instance the bearers of not good tidings, Mr.
Papers and precious matters were this very day brought to us here (I speak in strict confidence; it is not business-like to whisper it, even to you), by the strangest bearers you can imagine, every one of whom had his head hanging on by a single hair as he passed the Barriers.
The sight of these poor revellers appeared to interest the Spirit very much, for he stood with Scrooge beside him in a baker's doorway, and taking off the covers as their bearers passed, sprinkled incense on their dinners from his torch.
When we go out to the door, the Bearers and their load are in the garden; and they move before us down the path, and past the elms, and through the gate, and into the churchyard, where I have so often heard the birds sing on a summer morning.
Not to mention bearers, all the money that could be spared were wanted for my mother.
The people, who had often heard of me, were very curious to crowd about the sedan, and the girl was complaisant enough to make the bearers stop, and to take me in her hand, that I might be more conveniently seen.
Six of the number were carrying a bier covered with a great variety of flowers and branches, on seeing which one of the goatherds said, "Those who come there are the bearers of Chrysostom's body, and the foot of that mountain is the place where he ordered them to bury him.
There is an island; on that island there are trees; under those trees, terrestrial animals, bearers of cutlets and roast beef, to which I would willingly give a trial.
The bearers went on for twenty paces, then stopped, putting the bier down on the ground.
He bellowed at the tottering crowd who blocked the quick march of his bearers.