What is bear?


Bears are mammals of the family Ursidae. Bears are classified as caniforms, or doglike carnivorans, with the pinnipeds being their closest living relatives. Although there are only eight living species of bear, they are widespread, appearing in a wide variety of habitats throughout the Northern Hemisphere and partially in the Southern Hemisphere. Bears are found on the continents of North America, South America, Europe, and Asia.

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Bear, Delaware - Lack of Road Signs
... directions to or the location of Bear ... The Bear interchange on Delaware Route 1 points to Elkton, Maryland and the mysterious "State Road" ... Route 7, which passes through the original "downtown" village of Bear, uses Red Lion and Christiana for directional signs ...
Ursa Constellation
... There are two Bear constellations Ursa Major constellation - the Great Bear, contains the Big Dipper Ursa Minor constellation - the Small Bear, contains the Little Dipper ...
Asian Black Bear - Taxonomy - Hybrids
... Asian black bears are reproductively compatible with several other bear species, and have on occasion produced hybrid offspring ... According to Jack Hanna's Monkeys on the Interstate, a bear captured in Sanford, Florida was thought to have been the offspring of an escaped female Asian black bear and an American black bear, and Scherren ... In 1975, within Venezuela's "Las Delicias" Zoo, a female black bear shared its enclosure with a spectacled bear, and produced several hybrid descendants ...
Asian Black Bear - Relationships With Humans - In Folklore and Literature
... In Japanese culture, the black bear is traditionally associated with the mountain spirit (yama no kami) and is characterised variously as "mountain man" (yamaotoko), "mountain uncle" (yama no ... Being a largely solitary creature, the bear is also viewed as "lonely person" (sabishigariya) ... Black bears feature very little in lowland Japanese folklore, but are prominent in upland Japan, a fact thought to reflect the bear's greater economic value in ...
Woolly Bear
... Woolly bear can mean The hairy caterpillars of the Arctiidae family of moths The hairy caterpillar of the Arctic Woolly Bear Moth (Gynaephora groenlandica) The larva of the ...

More definitions of "bear":

  • (verb): Have on one's person.
    Example: "Bear a scar"
    Synonyms: wear
  • (verb): Move while holding up or supporting.
    Example: "Bear gifts"; "bear a heavy load"; "bear news"; "bearing orders"
  • (verb): Have.
    Example: "Bear a resemblance"; "bear a signature"
  • (verb): Have rightfully; of rights, titles, and offices.
    Synonyms: hold
  • (noun): An investor with a pessimistic market outlook; an investor who expects prices to fall and so sells now in order to buy later at a lower price.
  • (noun): Massive plantigrade carnivorous or omnivorous mammals with long shaggy coats and strong claws.
  • (verb): Take on as one's own the expenses or debts of another person.
    Example: "She agreed to bear the responsibility"
    Synonyms: take over, accept, assume
  • (verb): Support or hold in a certain manner.
    Synonyms: hold, carry

Famous quotes containing the word bear:

    I bear a burden that might well try
    Men that do all by rule,
    And what can I
    That am a wandering-witted fool
    But pray to God that He ease
    My great responsibilities?
    William Butler Yeats (1865–1939)

    Certainly there is not the fight recorded in Concord history, at least, if in the history of America, that will bear a moment’s comparison with this, whether for the numbers engaged in it, or for the patriotism and heroism displayed.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    In such a time as this it is not meet
    That every nice offence should bear his comment.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)