bear

(redirected from bore down)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Financial, Encyclopedia.
Related to bore down: bear down

bear

(bâr)
n.
a. Any of various usually omnivorous mammals of the family Ursidae that have a shaggy coat and a short tail and walk with the entire lower surface of the foot touching the ground.
b. Any of various other animals, such as the koala, that resemble a true bear.
(1) A subculture in gay/bisexual male communities with events, codes and culture-specific identity that hinge around a hypermasculine identity
(2) A member of a subculture of gay/bisexual males who is hairy and often bearded. Some bears have embraced transgendered as well as non-gendered individuals

bear

see ursus, brunus edwardii and koala. Species of less legitimate lineage include Pooh, Paddington and Brideshead bears.
References in periodicals archive ?
India issued a red alert as a massive cyclone bore down on the east coast Saturday, forcing the evacuation of hundreds of thousands of people, officials said.
Manila: Storm Kalmaegi bore down on the northern provinces last afternoon drenching Metro Manila with heavy rains.
When Dwight Yorke bore down on Everton's goal in the final minute at Birmingham, the press box was united in its conviction of the ball's ultimate destination .
Halkyn had been the brighter starters but were guilty of an inexplicable miss when two attackers bore down on the home keeper Ben Heald.
Hundreds of people took refuge in shelters in schools and churches today as Hurricane Jeanne bore down on the Bahamas with 100mph winds and torrential rain.
He was clean through three times but Ipswich goalkeeper Matteo Sereni blocked the first chance, Campbell poked the second just wide and then he bore down on goal only to shoot tamely straight at Sereni.
As the empty commuter train bore down on them, its horn blaring, the bus driver led the passengers to safety.
Painted on the wall, these words bore down on you at the entrance to Lawrence Gipe's show "The Century of Progress Museum.