bearing /ˈberɪŋ/ noun
plural bearings
plural bearings
Learner's definition of BEARING
[singular] formal : the way in which a person moves, stands, or behaves
formal : a relation or connection + on
[count] technical : a machine part in which another part turns or slides see also ball bearing
[count] technical : a measurement taken with a compass that indicates the direction or position of something

beyond bearing

formal or past bearing
: too painful, unpleasant, etc., to be accepted or endured

get/find your bearings

: to find out your position
often used figuratively

lose your bearings

: to become lost often used figuratively