Bearer

2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Bearer \Bear"er\ (b[^a]r"[~e]r), noun

1. One who, or that which, bears, sustains, or carries. "Bearers of burdens." --2 Chron. ii. 18. "The bearer of unhappy news." --Dryden.

2. Specifically: One who assists in carrying a body to the grave; a pallbearer. --Milton.

3. A palanquin carrier; also, a house servant. [India]

4. A tree or plant yielding fruit; as, a good bearer.

5. (Com.) One who holds a check, note, draft, or other order for the payment of money; as, pay to bearer.

6. (Print.) A strip of reglet or other furniture to bear off the impression from a blank page; also, a type or type-high piece of metal interspersed in blank parts to support the plate when it is shaved.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

bearer

noun

1: someone whose employment involves carrying something; "the bonds were transmitted by carrier" [syn: {carrier}, {bearer}, {toter}]

2: a messenger who bears or presents; "a bearer of good tidings"

3: one of the mourners carrying the coffin at a funeral [syn: {pallbearer}, {bearer}]

4: the person who is in possession of a check or note or bond or document of title that is endorsed to him or to whoever holds it; "the bond was marked 'payable to bearer'" [syn: {holder}, {bearer}]


The dictionary definitions are retrieved from a local copy of two of the open source DICT dictionaries. Click here for the database copyright information. DEFINE.COM is registered as an educational NONPROFIT corporation. We aim to please around here. We believe in using positive reinforcement to get things done. We make suggestions that are intended to make life more enjoyable. We think about efficiency, automation, security, PRIVACY, social and ecological responsibility and positive HUMANITARIAN ethics and VALUES. We are benevolent. DO NO HARM is our motto.

PRIVACY Say "Hell No!" to the TPP. LEGAL TENDER DO NO HARM Caduceus FREEDOM OF THE PRESS FREEDOM of SPEECH FREEDOM FOR ALL economic opportunity


Sunday, March 29, 2015 6:04:47 AM Coordinated Universal Time (UTC)

DEFINE.COM_Bearer_2015-03-29_06-04-47_54-167-182-223