What does the word bearing mean?

Usage examples for bearing

  1. That is the solution of the difficulty as to her not bearing her father's name. – You-Never-Can-Tell by Shaw, Bernard
  2. More than seven hundred were seen bearing arms, who were to say who won the game. – The Nibelungenlied by Unknown
  3. It is in this position, then, that will be found the greatest bearing surface for the shoe, and it is wise, in this case, to have the heels of the shoe kept flat. – Diseases of the Horse's Foot by Harry Caulton Reeks