Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “polar bear”

polar bear

noun [C] uk   us  
B2 a bear with white fur that lives in the ArcticWild mammalsHumans, apes and monkeysFelines (cats)Canines (dogs)Deer and antelopeRodents and similar animalsMarine mammals
(Definition of polar bear from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of polar bear?
Browse related topics

You are looking at an entry to do with Wild mammals, but you might be interested in these topics from the Mammals topic area:

Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “polar bear” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

hoppy

like hops (= dried fruit used to make beer)

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More