by kim February 12, 2003
The most common definition of a "bear" is a man who is hairy, has facial hair, and a cuddly body. However, the word "Bear" means many things to different people, even within the bear movement. Many men who do not have one or all of these characteristics define themselves as bears, making the term a very loose one. Suffice it to say, "bear" is often defined as more of an attitude than anything else - a sense of comfort with our natural masculinity and bodies that is not slavish to the vogues of male attractiveness that is so common in gay circles and the culture at large.
by Ian January 08, 2004
A fuzzy and cute woodland creature. Very huggable, but if hugging is attempted it is likely that the bear will maul and/or kill the hugger.
by Don Bobbly January 29, 2008
by aaronak April 12, 2006
I you don't believe that bears are the greatest threat, obviously you haven't paid attention to the source of all facts, Stephen Colbert!
by K3n7 August 01, 2006
by Camnation March 03, 2007
The term "Bears" has been a long standing slang term to refer to any member in law enforcement. The term was originally made popular in America by CB operators.
by big jimz May 04, 2009