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bearer

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English

Etymology

From bear.

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /ˈbɛəɹə/

Noun

Singular
bearer

Plural
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  1. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) One who bears.
  2. Someone who helps carry the coffin or a dead body during a funeral procession.
  3. A domestic servant in India.
    • 1888, Rudyard Kipling, ‘Watches of the Night’, Plain Tales from the Hills, Folio 2005, p. 60:
      The bar of the watch-guard worked through the buttonhole, and the watch—Platte's watch—slid quietly on to the carpet; where the bearer found it next morning and kept it.

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