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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Bearer \Bear"er\ (b[^a]r"[~e]r), n. 1. One who, or that which, bears, sustains, or carries. "Bearers of burdens." --2 Chron. ii. 18. "The bearer of unhappy news." --Dryden. [1913 Webster] 2. Specifically: One who assists in carrying a body to the grave; a pallbearer. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 3. A palanquin carrier; also, a house servant. [India] [1913 Webster] 4. A tree or plant yielding fruit; as, a good bearer. [1913 Webster] 5. (Com.) One who holds a check, note, draft, or other order for the payment of money; as, pay to bearer. [1913 Webster] 6. (Print.) A strip of reglet or other furniture to bear off the impression from a blank page; also, a type or type-high piece of metal interspersed in blank parts to support the plate when it is shaved. [1913 Webster]