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  • bear — I. noun (plural bears) Usage: often attributive Etymology: Middle English bere, from Old English bera; akin to Old English brūn brown more at brown Date: before 12th century 1. (or pl bear) any of a family (Ursidae of the order Carnivora) of… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Bear (gay slang) — Bear is LGBT slang for those in the bear communities, a subculture in the gay/bisexual male communities and an emerging subset of LGBT communities with events, codes and culture specific identity. It also describes a physical type.Bears tend to… …   Wikipedia

  • Bear hunting — is the act of hunting bears. Bears have been hunted since prehistoric times for their meat and fur.BearsBears are large mammals in the order Carnivora. Although there are only eight living species of bear, they are widespread, appearing in a wide …   Wikipedia

  • Bear worship — (also known as the Bear Cult or Arctolatry) is the religious practice of the worshiping of bears found in many North American and North Eurasian ethnic circumpolar religions such as the Sami, Nivkhs, Ainu, [ Bledsoe, p.1] and pre christian Finns …   Wikipedia

  • bear — vb 1 *carry, convey, transport, transmit Analogous words: *move, remove, shift, transfer: hold, *contain 2 Bear, produce, yield, turn out are comparable when they mean to bring forth as products. Bear usually implies a giving birth to offspring… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Bear Fighter — The Bear Fighter (sometimes referred to as Bearfighter) is a type of Zoid, a race of mechanical lifeforms from the fictional Zoids universe.Zoids Zoid name = Bear Fighter ImageName = Bearfighter.jpg Caption = NAR Bear Fighter model Model number …   Wikipedia

  • Bear — Ursine redirects here. For the village, see Ursine, Nevada. For other uses, see Bear (disambiguation). Bears Temporal range: 38–0 Ma …   Wikipedia

  • bear — bear1 /bair/, v., bore or (Archaic) bare; borne or born; bearing. v.t. 1. to hold up; support: to bear the weight of the roof. 2. to hold or remain firm under (a load): The roof will not bear the strain of his weight. 3. to bring forth ( …   Universalium

  • Bear ceremonialism —    Among many Native American, Northern European, and Siberian communities, many rituals form part of a complex of “bear ceremonialism.” Marjorie Balzer, for example, draws out the diversities and social tensions involved in what she describes as …   Historical dictionary of shamanism

  • Bear-pit style tournament — An SCA form of tournament where each combatant may challenge any other combatant. Sometimes, a victory is accorded a set number of points, other times they can gain points according to the rank of the defeated opponent. At the end of the day, the …   Medieval glossary

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