Definitions for: Bare


[adj] showing ground without the usual covering of grass; "a carefully swept bare yard around the house"
[adj] completely unclothed; "bare bodies"; "naked from the waste up"; "a nude model"
[adj] having extraneous everything removed including contents; "the bare walls"; "the cupboard was bare"
[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"
[adj] without the natural or usual covering; "a bald spot on the lawn"; "bare hills"
[adj] denuded of leaves; "the bare branches of winter"
[adj] lacking a surface finish such as paint; "bare wood"; "unfinished furniture"
[adj] not having a protective covering; "unsheathed cables"; "a bare blade"
[v] lay bare; "denude a forest"
[v] make public; "She aired her opinions on welfare"
[v] lay bare; "bare your breasts"; "bare your feelings"



Webster (1913) Definition: 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.
--Herbert.

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!
--Milton.

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.
--South.

Under bare poles (Naut.), having no sail set.


Bare, n.
1. Surface; body; substance. [R.]

You have touched the very bare of naked truth.
--Marston.

2. (Arch.) That part of a roofing slate, shingle, tile, or
metal plate, which is exposed to the weather.


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
breast.


Bare
Bore; the old preterit of Bear, v.

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

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