bearer

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈbɛərər/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈbɛrɚ/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(bârər)



WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
bear•er /ˈbɛrɚ/USA pronunciation   n. [countable]
  1. a person or thing that carries:the bearer of bad news.
  2. one who presents an order for money or goods:Pay to the bearer of this note the sum of one hundred dollars.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
bear•er  (bârər),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. a person or thing that carries, upholds, or brings:dozens of bearers on the safari.
  2. the person who presents an order for money or goods:Pay to the bearer.
  3. Botanya tree or plant that yields fruit or flowers.
  4. the holder of rank or office;
    incumbent.
  5. pallbearer.
  6. British Empire(esp. in India) a native boy or man employed as a personal or household servant.
  7. [Print.]
    • Printingfurniture (def. 4).
    • Printingone of several strips of metal fitted at the sides of a plate for support during inking and proving.
  8. Buildinga joistlike member supporting the floorboards of a scaffold.
  9. FurnitureSee  bearing rail. 
  • Middle English berere. See bear1, -er1 1250–1300

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
bearer /ˈbɛərə/ n
  1. a person or thing that bears, presents, or upholds
  2. a person who presents a note or bill for payment
  3. (modifier) payable to the person in possession: bearer bonds
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