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Meaning of BEARER

Pronunciation:  'behrur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  someone whose employment involves carrying something; "the bonds were transmitted by carrier"
  2. [n]  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'"
  3. [n]  a messenger who bears or presents; "a bearer of good tidings"
  4. [n]  one of the mourners carrying the coffin at a funeral

BEARER is a 6 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: carrier, holder, pallbearer, toter
 See Also: accumulator, capitalist, collector, courier, gatherer, griever, lamenter, messenger, mourner, sorrower, tenant, ticket holder, traveler, traveller



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Bear"er\, n.
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.

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