Hyphenation for “bear”

Showing how to split the syllables of “bear”.

What is the correct hyphenation for “bear”? The purpose of hyphenation is to separate a word such as "bear" because otherwise it would be too long and would no longer fit on one line. This separation not only saves space it improves the visually flow of the text. This word separation exists in most languages. In English, the word separation of “bear” is based on the speech syllables. The separating syllable in linguistics is therefore the smallest group of sounds in the natural flow of speech. As a separator, the classic hyphen is usually used: „bear“ ⟶ „bear“.

Hyphens are occasionally used to denote syllabification, as in syl-la-bi-fi-ca-tion. Various British and North American dictionaries use an interpunct, sometimes called a "middle dot" or "hyphenation point", for this purpose, as in syl·la·bi·fi·ca·tion. This allows the hyphen to be reserved only for places where a hard hyphen is intended (for example, self-con·scious, un·self-con·scious, long-stand·ing). Similarly, hyphens may be used to indicate how a word is being or should be spelled. For example, W-O-R-D spells "word".

Definitions of "bear"

bear >> /bɛr/

Definition: [transitive verb] Carry the weight of; support.
Example: the bees form large colonies and need the thick branches of tall trees to bear the weight of their nests

Synonyms of "bear"

support | carry | hold up | prop up | keep up | bolster up |

Definition: [transitive verb] Endure (an ordeal or difficulty)
Example: she bore the pain stoically

Synonyms of "bear"

endure | tolerate | put up with | stand | suffer | abide | submit to | experience | undergo | go through | countenance | brook | brave | weather | support |

Definition: [transitive verb] (of a person) carry (someone or something)
Example: he was bearing a tray of brimming glasses

Synonyms of "bear"

carry | bring | transport | move | convey | take | fetch | haul | lug | shift |

Definition: [transitive verb] Give birth to (a child)
Example: she bore six daughters

Synonyms of "bear"

give birth to | bring forth | deliver | be delivered of | have | mother | create | produce | spawn |

Definition: [transitive verb] Turn and proceed in a specified direction.
Example: bear left and follow the old road

Synonyms of "bear"

veer | curve | swerve | incline | turn | fork | diverge | deviate | bend |

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