What is bearing?

  • (noun): Dignified manner or conduct.
    Synonyms: comportment, presence, mien
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on bearing, bearings:

Stave Bearing - Cooling
... alone is often sufficient to lubricate the bearing, additional cooling and also flushing away of any gritty particles that could cause damage may be achieved on large ships by a pumped flow of water to the inboard ... This flow passes along grooves in the bearing surface, leading outboard ...
Sheesha (film) - Structure and Operation - Components - Purge Valve
... This one-way valve is typically a simple ball bearing sitting over a port which seals the port by gravity alone and will open if positive pressure is ... The bearing will be held captive with a screw-on cover ... The cover should be opened and the bearing and seat cleaned of residue and corrosion regularly to ensure proper sealing ...
Stave Bearing - Materials
... The staves must resist the forces in the bearing and offer adequate lubrication from this water alone ... The tradename "Cutless" is used for these rubber bearings and this name has also, along with its misspelling 'Cutlass', become a generic term for them ... Where used on small boats, the bearing is often moulded in one cylindrical piece of rubber, although the inner surface is grooved so that it still functions as a stave bearing ...

More definitions of "bearing":

  • (noun): Characteristic way of bearing one's body.
    Synonyms: carriage, posture
  • (adj): Producing or yielding.
    Example: "An interest-bearing note"; "fruit-bearing trees"
  • (noun): A rotating support placed between moving parts to allow them to move easily.
  • (noun): Relevant relation or interconnection.
    Example: "Those issues have no bearing on our situation"
  • (adj): (of a structural member) withstanding a weight or strain.
  • (noun): The direction or path along which something moves or along which it lies.
    Synonyms: heading, aim

Famous quotes containing the word bearing:

    New York, home of the vivisectors of the mind, and of the mentally vivisected still to be reassembled, of those who live intact, habitually wondering about their states of sanity, and home of those whose minds have been dead, bearing the scars of resurrection.
    Muriel Spark (b. 1918)

    What a dissimilarity we see in walking, swimming, and flying. And yet it is one and the same motion: it is just that the load- bearing capacity of the earth differs from that of the water, and that that of the water differs from that of the air! Thus we should also learn to fly as thinkers—and not imagine that we are thereby becoming idle dreamers!
    Friedrich Nietzsche (1844–1900)

    Behold I have given you every herb bearing seed which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat.
    —Bible: Hebrew Genesis 1:29.

    But in a later context, God told the disgraced Adam, “and thou shalt eat the herb of the field” (Genesis 3:18)