Baring vs. Bearing

By Jaxson

  • Baring (verb)

    present participle of bare

  • Baring (noun)

    The act by which something is laid bare.

  • Bearing (verb)

    present participle of bear

  • Bearing (adjective)

    That bears (some specified thing).

    “a gift-bearing visitor”

  • Bearing (adjective)

    Of a beam, column, or other device, carrying weight or load.

    “That’s a bearing wall.”

  • Bearing (noun)

    A mechanical device that supports another part and/or reduces friction.

  • Bearing (noun)

    The horizontal angle between the direction of an object and another object, or between it and that of true north; a heading or direction.

  • Bearing (noun)

    Relevance; a relationship or connection.

    “That has no bearing on this issue.”

  • Bearing (noun)

    One’s posture, demeanor, or manner.

    “She walks with a confident, self-assured bearing.”

  • Bearing (noun)

    Direction or relative position.

  • Bearing (noun)

    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.”

  • Bearing (noun)

    The portion of a support on which anything rests.

  • Bearing (noun)

    The unsupported span.

    “The beam has twenty feet of bearing between its supports.”

  • Bearing (noun)

    Any single emblem or charge in an escutcheon or coat of arms.


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