- (obsolete) To carry improperly; (reflexive) to carry (one's self) wrongly; misbehave.
1968, Sir John Mandeville, Michael C. Seymour, Mandeville's Travels:
- And if any of their wives misbear them against her husband, he may cast her out of his house and depart from her and take another, but he shall depart with her of his goods.
1999, Early Stuart Pastoral:
- He thought rue she should, and forethink, That she her had unto him misbore.
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for misbear in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)