Translation of "bearing" - English-Spanish dictionary

bearing

noun uk /ˈbeə.rɪŋ/ us /ˈber.ɪŋ/
get/find your bearings

to discover your exact position

orientarse
The road system was so complicated that we had to stop to get our bearings several times.

to succeed in becoming familiar with a new situation

orientarse
It takes a while to get your bearings when you start a new job.
lose your bearings

If you lose your bearings, you do not know where you are.

desorientarse, perderse
They lost their bearings in the dark.

specialized geography an exact position, measured clockwise (= to the right) from north. Bearings are given as three numbers an exact position, measured clockwise (= to the right) from north and given as three numbers

demora
The campsite is 5 miles away from here on a bearing of 045 degrees.
The yachtsman took a bearing on (= found his position by using) the lighthouse.

[ no plural ] formal someone’s way of moving and behaving

porte, comportamiento
She had a proud, distinguished bearing.

(Translation of “bearing” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)