bear

(redirected from bearable)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Financial, Encyclopedia.
Related to bearable: inadvertently

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
References in periodicals archive ?
The Scouse sense of humour made it bearable, but the conditions were pretty grim.
We know it will be a bleak winter for many, so let's try in whichever way we can to make it bearable and support each other through 2016.
Another lightweight option to make those warm-weather hunts a little bit more bearable comes from Scent-Blocker.
Both of these situations were bearable, because the staff supported the patients and the families.
Mornings--and the rest of the day, actually--just got a lot more bearable.
It's a perfect encapsulation of this band's aesthetic, how it dangles just enough beauty to make the darkness bearable, and then takes it away.
Andrew Roberts, 46, claimed medication prescribed for his back pain had side effects and he had read on the internet how he could put cannabis in cakes to make the pain more bearable.
This would all be bearable, were it not for the erratic behaviour of the ball in flight and when it hits the fairway, with you swiping furiously to apply changes of direction and ball spin.
Yet her willingness to think of others in those heartbreaking moments will have saved lives - and made other lives in.nitely more bearable. She has been told her daughter's organs have helped six people in desperate need.
if Christian Benteke's injury lay-off of for at least six months comes at a bearable time for Villa and an unbearable time for the striker.
This, of course, includes our special friends - the doctors, the Macmillan and District nurses, who became so much part of our lives and who, day and night, made Sheila's life so much more bearable. Not forgetting the Reverend Dan Pierce for all his kind words and help to us both, and finally, our funeral director Jim Ross of Crake and Mallon and also the support of the George Hardwick Foundation.