Bear vs. Beast

Bear vs. Beast — Is There a Difference?
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Difference Between Bear and Beast

Bearverb

To carry (something) on one's person from one place to another

bore the suitcase to the station.

Beastnoun

An animal other than a human, especially a large four-footed mammal.

Bearverb

To move from one place to another while containing or supporting (something); convey or transport

a train bearing grain.

Beastnoun

Animal nature as opposed to intellect or spirit

an insult that brought out the beast in him.

Bearverb

To cause to move by or with steady pressure; push

a boat borne along by the current.

Beastnoun

A very large or powerful person or thing

drives a beast of a truck.
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Bearverb

To carry or hold in the mind over time; harbor

bear a grudge.bear ill will.

Beastnoun

Something of a specified kind

Her latest film is an odd beast.

Bearverb

To have as a visible characteristic or attribute

a letter bearing his name.

Beastnoun

A brutal, contemptible person.

Bearverb

To conduct (oneself) in a specified way

She bore herself with dignity.

Beastnoun

Any animal other than a human; usually only applied to land vertebrates, especially large or dangerous four-footed ones.

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Bearverb

To hold up; support

This wall bears much of the weight of the roof.

Beastnoun

(more specific) A domestic animal, especially a bovine farm animal.

Bearverb

To be accountable for; assume

bearing heavy responsibilities.

Beastnoun

A person who behaves in a violent, antisocial or uncivilized manner.

Bearverb

To have a tolerance for; endure

couldn't bear his lying.can't bear to see them leave.

Beastnoun

(slang) A large or impressive thing or structure.

That is a beast of a stadium.The subwoofer that comes with this set of speakers is a beast.

Bearverb

To have grounds for; call for; warrant

This case bears investigation.

Beastnoun

(slang) Someone who is particularly impressive, especially athletically or physically.

Bearverb

To give birth to

bore six children.

Beastnoun

A sex offender.

Bearverb

To produce; yield

plants bearing fruit.

Beastnoun

(figuratively) Something unpleasant and difficult.

Bearverb

To offer; render

I will bear witness to the deed.

Beastnoun

A thing or matter, especially a difficult or unruly one.

Bearverb

To yield fruit; produce

peach trees that bear every summer.

Beastverb

to impose arduous exercises, either as training or as punishment.

Bearverb

To have relevance or influence; apply

They studied how the relativity theory bears on the history of science.

Beastadjective

(slang) great; excellent; powerful

Bearverb

To endure something with tolerance or patience

Bear with me while I explain what happened.

Beastnoun

a living organism characterized by voluntary movement

Bearverb

To extend or proceed in a specified direction

The road bears to the right at the bottom of the hill.

Beastnoun

a cruelly rapacious person

Bearverb

To be directed or aimed in a certain direction or at a target

The guns were brought to bear upon the approaching fleet.

Bearnoun

Any of various usually omnivorous mammals of the family Ursidae that have a shaggy coat and a short tail and walk with the entire lower surface of the foot touching the ground.

Bearnoun

Any of various other animals, such as the koala, that resemble a true bear.

Bearnoun

A large, clumsy, or ill-mannered person.

Bearnoun

One, such as an investor, that sells securities or commodities in expectation of falling prices.

Bearnoun

A pessimist, especially regarding business conditions.

Bearnoun

(Slang) Something that is difficult or unpleasant

The final exam was a bear.

Bearnoun

(Slang) A highway patrol officer.

Bearnoun

(Slang) A hairy, stocky gay man.

Bearadjective

Characterized by falling prices

a bear market.

Bearnoun

A large omnivorous mammal, related to the dog and raccoon, having shaggy hair, a very small tail, and flat feet; a member of family Ursidae.

Bearnoun

(figuratively) A rough, unmannerly, uncouth person.

Bearnoun

(finance) An investor who sells commodities, securities, or futures in anticipation of a fall in prices.

Bearnoun

A state policeman short for smokey bear.

Bearnoun

(slang) A large, hairy man, especially one who is homosexual.

Bearnoun

(engineering) A portable punching machine.

Bearnoun

(nautical) A block covered with coarse matting, used to scour the deck.

Bearnoun

(cartomancy) The fifteenth Lenormand card.

Bearnoun

(colloquial) Something difficult or tiresome; a burden or chore.

That window can be a bear to open.

Bearverb

To endeavour to depress the price of, or prices in.

to bear a railroad stockto bear the market

Bearverb

(transitive) To support or sustain; to hold up.

This stone bears most of the weight.

Bearverb

(transitive) To carry something.

Bearverb

(transitive) To be equipped with (something).

the right to bear arms

Bearverb

(transitive) To wear or display.

The shield bore a red cross.

Bearverb

To declare as testimony.

The jury could see he was bearing false witness.

Bearverb

(ambitransitive) To put up with something.

I would never move to Texas—I can't bear heat.Please bear with me as I try to find the book you need.

Bearverb

(transitive) To give birth to someone or something may take the father of the direct object as an indirect object.

In Troy she becomes Paris’ wife, bearing him several children, all of whom die in infancy.

Bearverb

(ambitransitive) To produce or yield something, such as fruit or crops.

Bearverb

(intransitive) To be, or head, in a specific direction or azimuth (from somewhere).

The harbour bears north by northeast.By my readings, we're bearing due south, so we should turn about ten degrees east.Great Falls bears north of Bozeman.We are bearing toward the north side of the island.

Bearverb

(intransitive) To veer slightly in one direction (left or right, usually at a fork in the road)

Bearverb

(intransitive) To suffer, as in carrying a burden.

Bearverb

(intransitive) To endure with patience; to be patient.

Bearverb

To press.

Bearverb

Of a weapon, to be aimed at an enemy or other target.

Bearverb

To take effect; to have influence or force; to be relevant.

to bring arguments to bearHow does this bear on the question?

Bearverb

(transitive) To have a certain meaning, intent, or effect.

Bearverb

To conduct; to bring (a person).

Bearverb

(transitive) To possess and use (power, etc.); to exercise.

Bearverb

(transitive) To possess mentally; to carry or hold in the mind; to entertain; to harbour.

Bearverb

To gain or win.

Bearverb

(transitive) To sustain, or be answerable for (blame, expense, responsibility, etc.).

Bearverb

(transitive) To carry on, or maintain; to have.

Bearverb

(transitive) To admit or be capable of (a meaning); to suffer or sustain without violence, injury, or change.

Bearverb

To behave or conduct (oneself).

Bearverb

(transitive) To afford; to be (something) to; to supply with.

Bearadjective

Characterized by declining prices in securities markets or by belief that the prices will fall.

The great bear market starting in 1929 scared a whole generation of investors.

Bearnoun

massive plantigrade carnivorous or omnivorous mammals with long shaggy coats and strong claws

Bearnoun

an investor with a pessimistic market outlook; an investor who expects prices to fall and so sells now in order to buy later at a lower price

Bearverb

have;

bear a resemblancebear a signature

Bearverb

give birth (to a newborn);

My wife had twins yesterday!

Bearverb

put up with something or somebody unpleasant;

I cannot bear his constant criticismThe new secretary had to endure a lot of unprofessional remarkshe learned to tolerate the heatShe stuck out two years in a miserable marriage

Bearverb

move while holding up or supporting;

Bear giftsbear a heavy loadbear newsbearing orders

Bearverb

bring forth,

The apple tree bore delicious apples this yearThe unidentified plant bore gorgeous flowers

Bearverb

take on as one's own the expenses or debts of another person;

I'll accept the chargesShe agreed to bear the responsibility

Bearverb

contain or hold; have within;

The jar carries wineThe canteen holds fresh waterThis can contains water

Bearverb

bring in;

interest-bearing accountsHow much does this savings certificate pay annually?

Bearverb

have on one's person;

He wore a red ribbonbear a scar

Bearverb

behave in a certain manner;

She carried herself wellhe bore himself with dignityThey conducted themselves well during these difficult times

Bearverb

have rightfully; of rights, titles, and offices;

She bears the title of DuchessHe held the governorship for almost a decade

Bearverb

support or hold in a certain manner;

She holds her head highHe carried himself upright

Bearverb

be pregnant with;

She is bearing his childThe are expecting another child in JanuaryI am carrying his child