Click any word in a definition or example to find the entry for that word
90% of the time, speakers of English use just 7,500 words in speech and writing. These words appear in red, and are graded with stars. One-star words are frequent, two-star words are more frequent, and three-star words are the most frequent.
The thesaurus of synonyms and related words is fully integrated into the dictionary entries. Click on the T button in an entry to review the synonyms and related words for that meaning.more
Sue can't bear to be separated from her baby daughter.
I can't bear seeing food thrown away.
I could hardly bear to watch.
She couldn't bear the thought of moving again.
Being made a fool of in front of a roomful of people was more than he could bear.
The incident bore all the hallmarks of a racist attack.
Every new coin bears a date.
a blue banner bearing the words "Civil Rights March"
The letter bore the signature of her grandfather.
The floorboards could not bear the weight of the piano.
When you speak to Lee, bear in mind he's still pretty upset about what happened.
Bearing in mind that it's Christmas, how much do you think the flight will cost?
This is the American English definition of bear. View British English definition of bear.
A must for anyone with an interest in the changing face of language. The Macmillan Dictionary blog explores English as it is spoken around the world today.global English and language change from our blog