Meaning of “bearings” - Learner’s Dictionary


noun us uk /ˈbeərɪŋz/
get/find your bearings

to find out where you are:

She looked at the sun to find her bearings.

to become confident in a new situation:

When you start a new job, it can take some time to get your bearings.
lose your bearings

to become confused about where you are

(Definition of “bearings” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)