from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- Bering, Vitus 1681-1741. Danish navigator and explorer who in 1728 sailed through the Bering Strait, proving (though he did not realize it at the time) that Asia and North America are separate continents.
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- proper n. An element of various place names in the geographical region between the northeastern extreme of Russia and the U.S. state of Alaska.
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- n. Danish explorer who explored the northern Pacific Ocean for the Russians and discovered the Bering Strait (1681-1741)
Derived from the surname of Vitus Bering, a Danish-born navigator in the service of the Russian Navy, known for his two explorations of the north-eastern coast of the Asian continent and from there the western coast on the North American continent. (Wiktionary)