Definition of “polar bear” - English Dictionary

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“polar bear” in British English

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polar bearnoun [ C ]

uk /ˌpəʊ.lə ˈbeər/ us /ˌpoʊ.lɚ ˈber/

Examples from literature

  • A polar bear’s white fur makes it almost disappear against the snow and ice, despite its huge size. 
  • Animals that live on the ice, like polar bears, may die. 
  • Polar bears eat birds, fish, and other sea animals. 
  • Polar bears have sharp claws and teeth. 
  • Strangely enough, the skin below the polar bear’s fur is black! 

(Definition of “polar bear” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“polar bear” in American English

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polar bearnoun [ C ]

us /ˈpoʊ·lər ˌbeər/

a large, white bear that lives in the cold regions of the north

(Definition of “polar bear” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)