polar bear
noun Date: 1781 a large creamy-white carnivorous bear (Ursus maritimus syn. Thalarctos maritimus) that inhabits arctic regions

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

Synonyms:
(Ursus maritimus)


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  • Polar bear — Polar Po lar, a. [Cf. F. polaire. See {Pole} of the earth.] 1. Of or pertaining to one of the poles of the earth, or of a sphere; situated near, or proceeding from, one of the poles; as, polar regions; polar seas; polar winds. [1913 Webster] 2.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • polar bear — polar bears N COUNT A polar bear is a large white bear which is found near the North Pole …   English dictionary

  • polar bear — [ US ˈ.. .] n a large white bear that lives near the North Pole …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • polar bear — polar ,bear noun count a large white bear that lives in areas near the North Pole …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • polar bear — ► NOUN ▪ a large white arctic bear which lives mainly on the pack ice …   English terms dictionary

  • polar bear — n. a large, white bear (Thalarctos maritimus) of coastal arctic regions, usually feeding on fish and seals …   English World dictionary

  • Polar bear — This article is about the animal. For other uses, see Polar bear (disambiguation) …   Wikipedia

  • polar bear — a large white bear, Ursus maritimus, of the arctic regions. [1775 85] * * * White semiaquatic bear (Ursus maritimus) found throughout Arctic regions, generally on drifting oceanic ice floes. A swift, wide ranging traveler and a good swimmer, it… …   Universalium

  • polar bear — noun white bear of Arctic regions • Syn: ↑ice bear, ↑Ursus Maritimus, ↑Thalarctos maritimus • Hypernyms: ↑bear • Member Holonyms: ↑Thalarctos, ↑genus Thalarctos …   Useful english dictionary

  • polar bear — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms polar bear : singular polar bear plural polar bears a large white bear that lives in areas near the North Pole …   English dictionary

  • polar bear — baltasis lokys statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Ursus maritimus angl. polar bear; white bear vok. Eisbär; Polarbär rus. белый медведь; белый полярный медведь; морской медведь; ошкуй; полярный медведь;… …   Žinduolių pavadinimų žodynas

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