present participle of bare
The act by which something is laid bare.
present participle of bear
That bears (some specified thing).
“a gift-bearing visitor”
Of a beam, column, or other device, carrying weight or load.
“That’s a bearing wall.”
A mechanical device that supports another part and/or reduces friction.
The horizontal angle between the direction of an object and another object, or between it and that of true north; a heading or direction.
Relevance; a relationship or connection.
“That has no bearing on this issue.”
One’s posture, demeanor, or manner.
“She walks with a confident, self-assured bearing.”
Direction or relative position.
That part of any member of a building which rests upon its supports.
“A lintel or beam may have four inches of bearing upon the wall.”
The portion of a support on which anything rests.
The unsupported span.
“The beam has twenty feet of bearing between its supports.”
Any single emblem or charge in an escutcheon or coat of arms.