bearing

I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. course, trend; carriage, manner, conduct; meaning, significance; relation. See direction.
II
(Roget's IV) n.
1. [A point of support]
Syn. block, frame, journal box, pivot, fulcrum, babbitted bearing, ball bearing, roller bearing.
2. [Manner of carriage]
Syn. mien, deportment, manner, carriage, posture, demeanor, presence, conduct, behavior, comportment, address, attitude, stance, aspect, port, body language; see also behavior 1 .
3. [Relevance]
Syn. application, relation, pertinence, significance; see importance 1 , relationship .
Syn.- bearing , denoting manner of carrying or conducting oneself, refers to characteristic physical and mental posture; carriage , also applied to posture, specif. stresses the physical aspects of a person's bearing [ an erect carriage] ; demeanor refers to behavior as expressing one's attitude or a specified personality trait [ a demure demeanor] ; mien , a literary word, refers to bearing and manner, esp. as reflective of one's character or emotional state [ a man of melancholy mien] ; deportment refers to one's behavior with reference to standards of conduct or social conventions; manner is applied to customary or distinctive attitude, actions, speech, etc. and, in the plural, refers to behavior conforming with polite conventions
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.
manner, carriage, air, posture, mien, attitude, demeanor, presence, comportment.
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun 1. Behavior through which one reveals one's personality: address, air, demeanor, manner, mien, presence, style. Archaic: port. See BE, STYLE. 2. The compass direction in which a ship or an aircraft moves: course, heading, vector. See APPROACH. 3. One's place and direction relative to one's surroundings. Often used in plural: location, orientation, position, situation. See PLACE. 4. The fact of being related to the matter at hand: applicability, application, appositeness, concernment, germaneness, materiality, pertinence, pertinency, relevance, relevancy. See RELEVANT.

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