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Meaning of bearer

bear•er

Pronunciation: (bâr'ur), [key]
— 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. a tree or plant that yields fruit or flowers.
  4. the holder of rank or office; incumbent.
  5. pallbearer.
  6. (esp. in India) a native boy or man employed as a personal or household servant.
    1. furniture (def. 4).
    2. one of several strips of metal fitted at the sides of a plate for support during inking and proving.
  7. a joistlike member supporting the floorboards of a scaffold.
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Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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