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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]:



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}]

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