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bearer


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bearer  \Bear"er\,  n. 
  1.  One  who  or  that  which  bears,  sustains,  or  carries. 
  ``Bearers  of  burdens.''  --2  Chron.  ii  18.  ``The  bearer  of 
  unhappy  news.''  --Dryden. 
 
  2.  Specifically:  One  who  assists  in  carrying  a  body  to  the 
  grave;  a  pallbearer.  --Milton. 
 
  3.  A  palanquin  carrier;  also  a  house  servant.  [India] 
 
  4.  A  tree  or  plant  yielding  fruit;  as  a  good  bearer. 
 
  5.  (Com.)  One  who  holds  a  check,  note,  draft,  or  other  order 
  for  the  payment  of  money;  as  pay  to  bearer. 
 
  6.  (Print.)  A  strip  of  reglet  or  other  furniture  to  bear  off 
  the  impression  from  a  blank  page;  also  a  type  or 
  type-high  piece  of  metal  interspersed  in  blank  parts  to 
  support  the  plate  when  it  is  shaved. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  bearer 
  n  1:  someone  whose  employment  involves  carrying  something  "the 
  bonds  were  transmitted  by  carrier"  [syn:  {carrier},  {toter}] 
  2:  a  messenger  who  bears  or  presents;  "a  bearer  of  good 
  tidings" 
  3:  one  of  the  mourners  carrying  the  coffin  at  a  funeral  [syn:  {pallbearer}] 
  4:  a  person  who  presents  a  note  or  bond  for  payment;  "marked 
  payable  to  bearer" 




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