bear - bare

bear - bare
These words are both pronounced .
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'bear'
Bear is used as a noun or a verb.
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A bear is a large, strong wild animal with thick fur and sharp claws.

The bear reared on its hind legs.

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If you bear a difficult situation, you accept it and are able to deal with it.

This disaster was more than some of them could bear.

See entry at ↑ bear.
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To bear something also means to carry or support it. This is a fairly formal use.

His ankle now felt strong enough to bear his weight.

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'bare'
Bare is usually used as an adjective. Something that is bare has no covering.

...her bare feet.

The walls were bare.

See entry at ↑ bare - barely.
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Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • Bare — Bear Bear (b[^a]r), v. t. [imp. {Bore} (b[=o]r) (formerly {Bare} (b[^a]r)); p. p. {Born} (b[^o]rn), {Borne} (b[=o]rn); p. pr. & vb. n. {Bearing}.] [OE. beren, AS. beran, beoran, to bear, carry, produce; akin to D. baren to bring forth, G. geb[… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bare / bear —    Bare means naked : Walking in grass with bare feet is refreshing.    Bear is the animal, and also means to carry : Sherman must bear the burden of flunking math twice …   Confused words

  • bare / bear —    Bare means naked : Walking in grass with bare feet is refreshing.    Bear is the animal, and also means to carry : Sherman must bear the burden of flunking math twice …   Confused words

  • Bare — means minimal or naked. Bare may also refer to:Places: * Bare, Morecambe, a suburb of Morecambe, in Lancashire, England * Bare (woreda), a district in Ethiopia * Bare (Serbia), a place in Serbia * Bărăi, Cluj, a village in Romania, formerly… …   Wikipedia

  • Bear — (b[^a]r), v. t. [imp. {Bore} (b[=o]r) (formerly {Bare} (b[^a]r)); p. p. {Born} (b[^o]rn), {Borne} (b[=o]rn); p. pr. & vb. n. {Bearing}.] [OE. beren, AS. beran, beoran, to bear, carry, produce; akin to D. baren to bring forth, G. geb[ a]ren, Goth …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bear-resistant food storage container — Bear resistant food storage containers, commonly called bear canisters or simply bear cans, are usually hard sided containers used by backpackers to protect their food from theft by bears. Bear canisters are seeing increased popularity in areas… …   Wikipedia

  • Bare — Bore; the old preterit of {Bear}, v. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bäre — Bäre, eine aus England (Bear) stammende Bezeichnung für Gontremineurs, d.h. Speculanten à la baisse …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Bear's Retreat — is a small Pennsylvania landmark, primarily known for its age. It is a house, being lived in as of 2007, with the Southern side built by Jacob Bare in 1792, and the Northern side built in 1840 …   Wikipedia

  • bare — bear …   American English homophones

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