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Meaning of BARE

Pronunciation:  behr

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  showing ground without the usual covering of grass; "a carefully swept bare yard around the house"
  2. [adj]  completely unclothed; "bare bodies"; "naked from the waste up"; "a nude model"
  3. [adj]  having extraneous everything removed including contents; "the bare walls"; "the cupboard was bare"
  4. [adj]  providing no shelter or sustenance; "bare rocky hills"; "barren lands"; "the bleak treeless regions of the high Andes"; "the desolate surface of the moon"; "a stark landscape"
  5. [adj]  without the natural or usual covering; "a bald spot on the lawn"; "bare hills"
  6. [adj]  denuded of leaves; "the bare branches of winter"
  7. [adj]  lacking a surface finish such as paint; "bare wood"; "unfinished furniture"
  8. [adj]  not having a protective covering; "unsheathed cables"; "a bare blade"
  9. [v]  lay bare; "denude a forest"
  10. [v]  make public; "She aired her opinions on welfare"
  11. [v]  lay bare; "bare your breasts"; "bare your feelings"

BARE is a 4 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: air, au naturel(p), bald, barren, bleak, denudate, denudate, denude, denuded, desolate, empty, grassless, inhospitable, leafless, naked, nude, publicise, publicize, stark, strip, stripped, unclothed, uncovered, unfinished, unpainted, unsheathed
 Antonyms: sheathed
 See Also: beam, bring out, broadcast, bulletin, burn off, circularise, circularize, circulate, clear, defoliate, diffuse, disperse, disseminate, distribute, expose, issue, pass around, propagate, publish, put out, release, send, spread, tell, transmit, uncover



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Bare\, a. [OE. bar, bare, AS. b[ae]r; akin to D. & G.
    baar, OHG. par, Icel. berr, Sw. & Dan. bar, OSlav. bos?
    barefoot, Lith. basas; cf. Skr. bh[=a]s to shine ?.]
    1. Without clothes or covering; stripped of the usual
       covering; naked; as, his body is bare; the trees are bare.
    2. With head uncovered; bareheaded.
             When once thy foot enters the church, be bare.
    3. Without anything to cover up or conceal one's thoughts or
       actions; open to view; exposed.
             Bare in thy guilt, how foul must thou appear!
    4. Plain; simple; unadorned; without polish; bald; meager.
       ``Uttering bare truth.'' --Shak.
    5. Destitute; indigent; empty; unfurnished or scantily
       furnished; -- used with of (rarely with in) before the
       thing wanting or taken away; as, a room bare of furniture.
       ``A bare treasury.'' --Dryden.
    6. Threadbare; much worn.
             It appears by their bare liveries that they live by
             your bare words.                      --Shak.
    7. Mere; alone; unaccompanied by anything else; as, a bare
       majority. ``The bare necessaries of life.'' --Addison.
             Nor are men prevailed upon by bare of naked truth.
    {Under bare poles} (Naut.), having no sail set.
  2. \Bare\, n.
    1. Surface; body; substance. [R.]
             You have touched the very bare of naked truth.
    2. (Arch.) That part of a roofing slate, shingle, tile, or
       metal plate, which is exposed to the weather.
  3. \Bare\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Bared}(?); p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Baring}.] [AS. barian. See {Bare}, a.]
    To strip off the covering of; to make bare; as, to bare the
  4. \Bare\
    Bore; the old preterit of {Bear}, v.
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