Translation of "bear" - English-French dictionary


verb transitive bear /bɛər/ ( pt bore pp borne )
formal =stand; to be able to deal with

I didn't think I could bear much more.
Je ne pensais pas pouvoir en supporter davantage.
formal to be responsible for
porter , supporter

to bear the responsibility/blame for the accident
porter la responsabilité de l'accident

to bear the cost of sth
supporter le coût de qqch
bear in mind
to remember sth when considering sth else
garder à l'esprit

I bore that fact in mind while making my decision.
J'ai gardé ce fait à l'esprit ten prenant ma décision.
bear a resemblance to
to look or be very similar to
ressembler à

He bears a striking resemblance to his father.
C'est frappant comme ressemble à son père.

It bore little resemblance to the first document.
Ça ne ressemblait pas tellement au premier document.
can't bear
Brit=can't stand
ne peux/peut/pouvons/pouvez/peuvent pas supporter


noun countable bear /bɛər/
a heavy strong furry animal
ours masculine

a black/brown/grizzly/polar bear
un ours noir/brun/grizzly/polaire

(Translation of “bear” from the GLOBAL English-French Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)


verb /beə/ (past tense bore /boː/, past participle borne /boːn/)

(usually with cannot, could not etc) to put up with or endure

I couldn’t bear it if he left.

to be able to support

Will the table bear my weight?

(past participle in passive born /boːn/) to produce (children)

donner naissance à; naître
She has borne (him) several children
She was born on July 7.

to carry

He was borne shoulder-high after his victory.

to have


to turn or fork

tourner, aller vers
The road bears left here.
bearable adjective

able to be endured.

bearer noun

a person or thing that bears

the bearer of bad news.
bearing noun

manner, way of standing etc

a military bearing.

(usually in plural

sometimes short for ball-bearings) a part of a machine that has another part moving in or on it.
bearings noun plural

location, place on a map etc; The island’s bearings are 10° North, 24° West.

bear down on

to approach quickly and often threateningly

fondre sur
The angry teacher bore down on the child.

to exert pressure on

The weight is bearing down on my chest.
bear fruit

to produce fruit.

porter des fruits
bear out

to support or confirm

This bears out what you said.
bear up

to keep up courage, strength etc (under strain)

tenir le coup
She’s bearing up well after her shock.
bear with

to be patient with (someone)

supporter patiemment
Bear with me for a minute, and you’ll see what I mean.
find/get one’s bearings

to find one’s position with reference to eg a known landmark

(se) repérer
If we can find this hill, I’ll be able to get my bearings.
lose one’s bearings

to become uncertain of one’s position

être désorienté
He’s confused me so much that I’ve lost my bearings completely.


noun /beə/

a large heavy animal with thick fur and hooked claws.

bearskin noun, adjective

(of) the skin of a bear.

(en) peau d’ours

(Translation of “bear” from the PASSWORD English-French Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)