Meaning of BEARER in English


/bair"euhr/ , n.

1. a person or thing that carries, upholds, or brings: dozens of bearers on the safari.

2. the person who presents an order for money or goods: Pay to the bearer.

3. a tree or plant that yields fruit or flowers.

4. the holder of rank or office; incumbent.

5. pallbearer.

6. (esp. in India) a native boy or man employed as a personal or household servant.

7. Print.

a. furniture (def. 4).

b. one of several strips of metal fitted at the sides of a plate for support during inking and proving.

8. a joistlike member supporting the floorboards of a scaffold.

9. Furniture. See bearing rail .

[ 1250-1300; ME berere. See BEAR 1 , -ER 1 ]

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .