1 carriage, deportment, manner, behaviour, conduct, aspect, demeanour, posture, stance, air, attitude, mien, presence:
Lewis's noble bearing makes him noticeable, even in a crowd.
2 sustaining, supporting, endurance, enduring:
Thomas Jefferson considered the government of England totally without morality and insolent beyond bearing.
3 aspect; relation, reference, relationship, correlation, pertinence, relevance, connection, relevancy, applicability, application, germaneness, significance:
The legal bearing of the case will become obvious in court. It is unclear exactly what bearing your remarks have on the situation.
4 Often, bearings. direction, orientation, (relative) position:
The bearing of the lighthouse is now 180ø. Which way is north? - I have lost my bearings entirely.
1 way in which sth is related
direct, important, significant
The rise in interest rates had a direct bearing on the company's profits.
VERB + BEARING
VERB + BEARING
He checked his bearings on the map in the car.
| find, get
Everything was in darkness and it was difficult to get my bearings.
To keep your bearings in a desert sandstorm is impossible.
She lost her bearings in the thick forest.
take a (compass) bearing on sth
Take a compass bearing on that mountain.
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