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Definitions of bare

  1. To uncover; to reveal; to expose. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  2. To strip or uncover. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  3. To lay open; expose. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  4. To lay bare; strip; reveal; expose. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  5. make public; "She aired her opinions on welfare" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. lay bare; "bare your breasts"; "bare your feelings" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. To strip; to make bare. Bare poles, the masts of a ship at sea without sails. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  8. To make naked; to strip or uncover. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  9. Of bear. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  10. Surface; body; substance. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. That part of a roofing slate, shingle, tile, or metal plate, which is exposed to the weather. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. Barely. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  13. completely unclothed; "bare bodies"; "naked from the waste up"; "a nude model" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  14. showing ground without the usual covering of grass; "a carefully swept bare yard around the house" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  15. having extraneous everything removed including contents; "the bare walls"; "the cupboard was bare" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  16. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  17. denuded of leaves; "the bare branches of winter" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  18. apart from anything else; without additions or modifications; "only the bare facts"; "shocked by the mere idea"; "the simple passage of time was enough"; "the simple truth" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  19. Without clothes or covering; stripped of the usual covering; naked; as, his body is bare; the trees are bare. Webster Dictionary DB
  20. With head uncovered; bareheaded. Webster Dictionary DB
  21. Without anything to cover up or conceal one's thoughts or actions; open to view; exposed. Webster Dictionary DB
  22. Threadbare; much worn. Webster Dictionary DB
  23. Mere; alone; unaccompanied by anything else; as, a bare majority. Webster Dictionary DB
  24. To strip off the covering of; to make bare; as, to bare the breast. Webster Dictionary DB
  25. Bore; the old preterit of Bear, v. Webster Dictionary DB
  26. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  27. Uncovered; naked; nude having the head uncovered; unconcealed; simple; unadorned; unfurnished; plain; threadbare; empty; poor; scanty; mere. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  28. Uncovered, naked: poor, scanty: unadorned: mere or by itself. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  29. Pa.t. of BEAR. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  30. Naked; plain; poor; mere. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  31. Imp. Of BEAR, v. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  32. Uncovered; naked; empty; unsheathed. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  33. Scanty; simple; mere. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  34. Manifest; undisguised. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  35. Naked; uncovered; with the head uncovered, from respect; unadorned; poor; destitute; much worn. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  36. Naked; without covering; plain; simple; poor. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  37. Of to bear. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.

Usage examples for bare

  1. At the bare mention of such a fearful thing, Susy's anger was sure to cool at once. – Little Prudy's Dotty Dimple by Sophie May
  2. Victoria bowed her head, and tears fell from her eyes upon her cold bare arms, crossed on the white wall. – The Golden Silence by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
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