Bearing wall

any of the walls supporting a floor or the roof of a building.


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  • Bearing with

    to hold up; support: to bear the weight of the roof. to hold or remain firm under (a load): The roof will not bear the strain of his weight. to bring forth (young); give birth to: to bear a child. to produce by natural growth: a tree that bears fruit. to hold up under; be […]

  • Bearing-down pain

    bearing-down pain bearing-down pain n. A uterine contraction accompanied by straining and tenesmus, usually appearing in the second stage of labor. Historical Examples When the pains grow heavier we use less oxygen and permit three or four deep inhalations just before a bearing-down pain. The Mother and Her Child William S. Sadler

  • Bearings

    the manner in which one conducts or carries oneself, including posture and gestures: a man of dignified bearing. the act, capability, or period of producing or bringing forth: a tree past bearing. something that is produced; a crop. the act of enduring or capacity to endure. reference or relation (usually followed by on): It has […]

  • Bearish

    like a bear; rough, burly, or clumsy. Informal. grumpy, bad-mannered, or rude. Commerce. declining or tending toward a decline in prices. characterized by or reflecting unfavorable prospects for the economy or some aspect of it: a bearish market. Contemporary Examples Berkeley-based economist Enrico Moretti is also bearish on the future of the region. The Rustbelt […]

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