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Meaning of BARK

Pronunciation:  bârk

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a sailing ship with 3 (or more) masts
  2. [n]  the sound made by a dog
  3. [n]  a noise resembling the bark of a dog
  4. [n]  tough protective covering of the woody stems and roots of trees and other woody plants
  5. [v]  tan (a skin) with bark tannins
  6. [v]  speak in an unfriendly tone; "She barked into the dictaphone"
  7. [v]  make barking sounds; "The dogs barked at the stranger"
  8. [v]  remove the bark of a tree
  9. [v]  cover with bark

BARK is a 4 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: barque, skin
 See Also: angostura, angostura bark, bay, bole, bow-wow, branch, canella, canella bark, cascara, cascara sagrada, cascarilla bark, cassia bark, Chinese cinnamon, chittam bark, chittem bark, cinchona bark, cinnamon, cinnamon bark, cork, cover, cover, covering, cry, eleuthra bark, emit, Jesuit's bark, let loose, let out, magnolia, mezereum, mouth, natural covering, noise, Peruvian bark, phellem, quest, root, sailing ship, sailing vessel, speak, strip, sweetwood bark, talk, tan, tanbark, tapa, tappa, tree trunk, trunk, utter, verbalise, verbalize, white cinnamon, winter's bark, yap, yelp, yip



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Bark\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Barked} (?); p. pr. & vb. n.
    1. To strip the bark from; to peel.
    2. To abrade or rub off any outer covering from; as to bark
       one's heel.
    3. To girdle. See {Girdle}, v. t., 3.
    4. To cover or inclose with bark, or as with bark; as, to
       bark the roof of a hut.
  2. \Bark\, v. i. [OE. berken, AS. beorcan; akin to Icel.
    berkja, and prob. to E. break.]
    1. To make a short, loud, explosive noise with the vocal
       organs; -- said of some animals, but especially of dogs.
    2. To make a clamor; to make importunate outcries.
             They bark, and say the Scripture maketh heretics.
             Where there is the barking of the belly, there no
             other commands will be heard, much less obeyed.
  3. \Bark\, n.
    The short, loud, explosive sound uttered by a dog; a similar
    sound made by some other animals.
  4. \Bark\, Barque \Barque\, n. [F. barque, fr. Sp. or It.
    barca, fr. LL. barca for barica. See {Barge}.]
    1. Formerly, any small sailing vessel, as a pinnace, fishing
       smack, etc.; also, a rowing boat; a barge. Now applied
       poetically to a sailing vessel or boat of any kind.
    2. (Naut.) A three-masted vessel, having her foremast and
       mainmast square-rigged, and her mizzenmast
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: To hear barking in your dream represents your tendency of barking orders at people instead of asking or talking kindly. It may also indicate that you are annoying others, grumpiness, or fussiness. Dreaming of a happily barking dog, symbolizes pleasures and much social activity. If the dog is barking ferociously, then it represents your habit of unnecessary barking at people and the situations around you. It could also mean unfriendly companions.
Biology Dictionary
 Definition: The outermost covering of trees and some plants. This is composed of the cuticle or epidermis, the outer bark (cortex), and the inner bark or fiber.
Thesaurus Terms
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