Meaning of BEARING in English

BEARING

/ ˈbeərɪŋ; NAmE ˈber-/ noun

1.

[ U ] bearing on sth the way in which sth is related to sth or influences it :

Recent events had no bearing on our decision.

Regular exercise has a direct bearing on fitness and health.

2.

[ sing. ] the way in which you stand, walk or behave :

Her whole bearing was alert.

3.

[ C ] ( technical ) a direction measured from a fixed point using a compass

4.

[ C ] ( technical ) a part of a machine that supports a moving part, especially one that is turning

—see also ball bearing

IDIOMS

- get / find / take your bearings

- lose your bearings

Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне.