bear garden

bear garden
1. a place for bearbaiting or similar pastimes
2. any rough, noisy, rowdy place

English World dictionary. . 2014.

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  • Bear garden — Garden Gar den (g[aum]r d n; 277), n. [OE. gardin, OF. gardin, jardin, F. jardin, of German origin; cf. OHG. garto, G. garten; akin to AS. geard. See {Yard} an inclosure.] 1. A piece of ground appropriated to the cultivation of herbs, fruits,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bear garden — Bear Bear (b[^a]r), n. [OE. bere, AS. bera; akin to D. beer, OHG. bero, pero, G. b[ a]r, Icel. & Sw. bj[ o]rn, and possibly to L. fera wild beast, Gr. fh r beast, Skr. bhalla bear.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) Any species of the genus {Ursus},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bear garden — noun 1. : an establishment for bearbaiting or similar practices or entertainment 2. : a scene or procedure marked by unruly rowdy disturbance : hurly burly * * * 1. a place for keeping or exhibiting bears, esp. (formerly) for bearbaiting. 2. a… …   Useful english dictionary

  • bear garden — (also bear pit) noun a scene of uproar and confusion. Origin C16, denoting a place set apart for bear baiting …   English new terms dictionary

  • bear garden — /ˈbɛə gadn/ (say bair gahdn) noun 1. (formerly) a place for keeping or exhibiting bears, especially as used for bear baiting. 2. any place of tumult …   Australian English dictionary

  • bear garden — 1. a place for keeping or exhibiting bears, esp. (formerly) for bearbaiting. 2. a place or scene of tumult. [1590 1600] * * * …   Universalium

  • bear garden — n. scene of commotion and confusion; rowdy and disorderly place; place where bears are kept for distraction …   English contemporary dictionary

  • bear-garden —  Scene of confusion and noise …   A concise dictionary of English slang

  • Bear Garden Mountain — Infobox Mountain Name = Bear Garden Mountain Photo = Caption = Elevation = 1,566 feet (477 metres) Location = Virginia and West Virginia, USA Range = Ridge and Valley Appalachians Prominence = Coordinates =… …   Wikipedia

  • Bear-baiting — is a blood sport involving the baiting of bears.Bear baiting in EnglandBear baiting was popular in England until the nineteenth century. From the sixteenth century, many herds of bears were maintained for baiting. In its best known form, arenas… …   Wikipedia

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