Definition for BEAR'ER

BEAR'ER, n. [See Bear.]

  1. One who bears, sustains, or carries; a carrier, especially of a corpse to the grave.
  2. One who wears any thing, as a badge or sword.
  3. A tree or plant that yields its fruit; as, a good bearer.
  4. In architecture, a post or brick wall between the ends of a piece of timber, to support it. In general, any thing that supports another thing.
  5. In heraldry, a figure in an achievement, placed by the side of a shield, and seeming to support it; generally the figure of a beast. The figure of a human creature for a like purpose is called a tenant. – Encyc.

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