What is Bearing?

Bearing definition and meaning on Dictionary terms:
the manner in which one conducts or carries oneself, including posture and gestures: a man of dignified bearing.
the act, capability, or period of producing or bringing forth: a tree past bearing.
something that is produced; a crop.
the act of enduring or capacity to endure.
reference or relation (usually followed by on): It has some bearing on the problem.
Architecture. a supporting part of a structure.the area of contact between a bearing member, as a beam, and a pier, wall, or other underlying support.

Machinery. the support and guide for a rotating, oscillating, or sliding shaft, pivot, or wheel.
Often bearings. direction or relative position: The pilot radioed his bearings.
Surveying. a horizontal direction expressed in degrees east or west of a true or magnetic north or south direction.
Heraldry. any single device on an escutcheon; charge.