Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A large, white-furred bear (Ursus maritimus or Thalarctos maritimus) living in Arctic regions. Also called white bear.

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  • n. A very large bear found in the Arctic Circle, white in appearance and very furry.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. a large bear (Ursus maritimus syn. Thalarctos maritimus) inhabiting the arctic regions. It sometimes measures nearly nine feet in length and weighs 1,600 pounds. It is partially amphibious, very powerful, and the most carnivorous of all the bears. The fur is white, tinged with yellow. Called also White bear. See Bear.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. white bear of Arctic regions

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Examples

  • Zabrinski, the polar bear with the red face, grinned, fished out a pack of cigarettes and passed them around.

    Ice Station Zebra

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    March 4, 2009

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    March 4, 2009

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    March 4, 2009

  • "Q: How do you trap a polar bear?
    A: You cut a hole in the ice. Line it with peas. When the bear bends over to take a pee, you kick him in the icehole."
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    March 4, 2009

  • See uncanny valley. The more realistic they get, the freakier they become.

    December 18, 2007

  • Why are their faces so weird in the movie "The Polar express"? What was wrong with their regular faces that necessitated some kind of half-assed animation effect which served only to make everyone look mentally retarded?

    Just curious.

    These questions relate more to Tom Hanks and the solemn moppet-brat than to, um, polar bears.

    December 17, 2007