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  8  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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]r); 
  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}.] 
  1.  To  support  or  sustain;  to  hold  up 
 
  2.  To  support  and  remove  or  carry;  to  convey. 
 
  I  'll  bear  your  logs  the  while  --Shak. 
 
  3.  To  conduct;  to  bring  --  said  of  persons.  [Obs.] 
 
  Bear  them  to  my  house.  --Shak. 
 
  4.  To  possess  and  use  as  power;  to  exercise. 
 
  Every  man  should  bear  rule  in  his  own  house. 
  --Esther  i. 
  22. 
 
  5.  To  sustain;  to  have  on  (written  or  inscribed,  or  as  a 
  mark),  as  the  tablet  bears  this  inscription. 
 
  6.  To  possess  or  carry,  as  a  mark  of  authority  or 
  distinction;  to  wear;  as  to  bear  a  sword,  badge,  or  name 
 
  7.  To  possess  mentally;  to  carry  or  hold  in  the  mind;  to 
  entertain;  to  harbor  --Dryden. 
 
  The  ancient  grudge  I  bear  him  --Shak. 
 
  8.  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.  --Pope. 
 
  I  cannot  bear  The  murmur  of  this  lake  to  hear. 
  --Shelley. 
 
  My  punishment  is  greater  than  I  can  bear.  --Gen.  iv 
  13. 
 
  9.  To  gain  or  win.  [Obs.] 
 
  Some  think  to  bear  it  by  speaking  a  great  word 
  --Bacon. 
 
  She  was  .  .  .  found  not  guilty,  through  bearing  of 
  friends  and  bribing  of  the  judge.  --Latimer. 
 
  10.  To  sustain,  or  be  answerable  for  as  blame,  expense, 
  responsibility,  etc 
 
  He  shall  bear  their  iniquities.  --Is.  liii 
  11. 
 
  Somewhat  that  will  bear  your  charges.  --Dryden. 
 
  11.  To  render  or  give  to  bring  forward.  ``Your  testimony 
  bear''  --Dryden. 
 
  12.  To  carry  on  or  maintain;  to  have  ``The  credit  of 
  bearing  a  part  in  the  conversation.''  --Locke. 
 
  13.  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.  --Swift. 
 
  14.  To  manage,  wield,  or  direct.  ``Thus  must  thou  thy  body 
  bear.''  --Shak.  Hence:  To  behave;  to  conduct. 
 
  Hath  he  borne  himself  penitently  in  prison  ? 
  --Shak. 
 
  15.  To  afford;  to  be  to  to  supply  with 
 
  His  faithful  dog  shall  bear  him  company.  --Pope. 
 
  16.  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}. 
  a  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.'' 
  --Marryat. 
  b  To  overthrow  or  crush  by  force;  as  to  bear  down  an 
  enemy. 
 
  {To  bear  a  hand}. 
  a  To  help;  to  give  assistance. 
  b  (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}. 
  a  To  restrain;  to  keep  from  approach. 
  b  (Naut.)  To  remove  to  a  distance;  to  keep  clear  from 
  rubbing  against  anything  as  to  bear  off  a  blow;  to 
  bear  off  a  boat. 
  c  To  gain;  to  carry  off  as  a  prize. 
 
  {To  bear  one  hard},  to  owe  one  a  grudge.  [Obs.]  ``C[ae]sar 
  doth  bear  me  hard.''  --Shak. 
 
  {To  bear  out}. 
  a  To  maintain  and  support  to  the  end  to  defend  to  the 
  last  ``Company  only  can  bear  a  man  out  in  an  ill 
  thing.''  --South. 
  b  To  corroborate;  to  confirm. 
 
  {To  bear  up},  to  support;  to  keep  from  falling  or  sinking. 
  ``Religious  hope  bears  up  the  mind  under  sufferings.'' 
  --Addison. 
 
  Syn:  To  uphold;  sustain;  maintain;  support;  undergo;  suffer; 
  endure;  tolerate;  carry;  convey;  transport;  waft. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bore  \Bore\  (b[=o]r),  n. 
  1.  A  hole  made  by  boring;  a  perforation. 
 
  2.  The  internal  cylindrical  cavity  of  a  gun,  cannon,  pistol, 
  or  other  firearm,  or  of  a  pipe  or  tube. 
 
  The  bores  of  wind  instruments.  --Bacon. 
 
  Love's  counselor  should  fill  the  bores  of  hearing. 
  --Shak. 
 
  3.  The  size  of  a  hole;  the  interior  diameter  of  a  tube  or  gun 
  barrel;  the  caliber. 
 
  4.  A  tool  for  making  a  hole  by  boring,  as  an  auger. 
 
  5.  Caliber;  importance.  [Obs.] 
 
  Yet  are  they  much  too  light  for  the  bore  of  the 
  matter.  --Shak. 
 
  6.  A  person  or  thing  that  wearies  by  prolixity  or  dullness;  a 
  tiresome  person  or  affair;  any  person  or  thing  which 
  causes  ennui. 
 
  It  is  as  great  a  bore  as  to  hear  a  poet  read  his  own 
  verses.  --Hawthorne. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bore  \Bore\,  v.  i. 
  1.  To  make  a  hole  or  perforation  with  or  as  with  a  boring 
  instrument;  to  cut  a  circular  hole  by  the  rotary  motion  of 
  a  tool;  as  to  bore  for  water  or  oil  (i.  e.,  to  sink  a 
  well  by  boring  for  water  or  oil);  to  bore  with  a  gimlet; 
  to  bore  into  a  tree  (as  insects). 
 
  2.  To  be  pierced  or  penetrated  by  an  instrument  that  cuts  as 
  it  turns;  as  this  timber  does  not  bore  well  or  is  hard 
  to  bore. 
 
  3.  To  push  forward  in  a  certain  direction  with  laborious 
  effort. 
 
  They  take  their  flight  .  .  .  boring  to  the  west. 
  --Dryden. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bore  \Bore\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Bored};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Boring}.]  [OE.  borien,  AS  borian;  akin  to  Icel.  bora,  Dan. 
  bore,  D.  boren,  OHG.  por?n,  G.  bohren  L.  forare,  Gr  ?  to 
  plow,  Zend  bar.  [root]91.] 
  1.  To  perforate  or  penetrate,  as  a  solid  body,  by  turning  an 
  auger,  gimlet,  drill,  or  other  instrument;  to  make  a  round 
  hole  in  or  through  to  pierce;  as  to  bore  a  plank. 
 
  I'll  believe  as  soon  this  whole  earth  may  be  bored. 
  --Shak. 
 
  2.  To  form  or  enlarge  by  means  of  a  boring  instrument  or 
  apparatus;  as  to  bore  a  steam  cylinder  or  a  gun  barrel; 
  to  bore  a  hole. 
 
  Short  but  very  powerful  jaws,  by  means  whereof  the 
  insect  can  bore,  as  with  a  centerbit,  a  cylindrical 
  passage  through  the  most  solid  wood.  --T.  W. 
  Harris. 
 
  3.  To  make  (a  passage)  by  laborious  effort,  as  in  boring;  as 
  to  bore  one's  way  through  a  crowd;  to  force  a  narrow  and 
  difficult  passage  through  ``What  bustling  crowds  I 
  bored.''  --Gay. 
 
  4.  To  weary  by  tedious  iteration  or  by  dullness;  to  tire;  to 
  trouble;  to  vex;  to  annoy;  to  pester. 
 
  He  bores  me  with  some  trick.  --Shak. 
 
  Used  to  come  and  bore  me  at  rare  intervals. 
  --Carlyle. 
 
  5.  To  befool;  to  trick.  [Obs.] 
 
  I  am  abused,  betrayed;  I  am  laughed  at  scorned, 
  Baffled  and  bored,  it  seems  --Beau.  &  Fl 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bore  \Bore\,  n.  [Icel.  b[=a]ra  wave:  cf  G.  empor  upwards,  OHG. 
  bor  height,  burren  to  lift,  perh.  allied  to  AS  beran,  E.  1st 
  {bear}.  [root]92.]  (Physical  Geog.) 
  a  A  tidal  flood  which  regularly  or  occasionally  rushes 
  into  certain  rivers  of  peculiar  configuration  or 
  location,  in  one  or  more  waves  which  present  a  very 
  abrupt  front  of  considerable  height,  dangerous  to 
  shipping,  as  at  the  mouth  of  the  Amazon,  in  South 
  America,  the  Hoogly  and  Indus,  in  India,  and  the 
  Tsien-tang,  in  China. 
  b  Less  properly,  a  very  high  and  rapid  tidal  flow,  when 
  not  so  abrupt,  such  as  occurs  at  the  Bay  of  Fundy  and 
  in  the  British  Channel. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bore  \Bore\, 
  imp.  of  1st  &  2d  {Bear}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  bore 
  n  1:  a  person  who  evokes  boredom  [syn:  {dullard}] 
  2:  a  high  wave  (often  dangerous)  caused  by  tidal  flow  (as  by 
  colliding  tidal  currents  or  in  a  narrow  estuary)  [syn:  {tidal 
  bore},  {eagre},  {aegir},  {eager}] 
  3:  diameter  of  a  tube  or  gun  barrel  [syn:  {caliber},  {calibre}] 
  4:  (mining  terms)  a  hole  or  passage  made  by  a  drill;  usually 
  made  for  exploratory  purposes  [syn:  {bore-hole},  {drill 
  hole}] 
  v  1:  cause  to  be  bored  [syn:  {tire}]  [ant:  {interest}] 
  2:  drill  a  hole  into  [syn:  {drill}] 
 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
 
  BORE,  n.  A  person  who  talks  when  you  wish  him  to  listen. 
 
 




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