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Definitions of bare

  1. make public; " She aired her opinions on welfare"
  2. completely unclothed; " bare bodies"; " naked from the waste up"; " a nude model"
  3. lay bare; " bare your breasts"; " bare your feelings"
  4. showing ground without the usual covering of grass; " a carefully swept bare yard around the house"
  5. having extraneous everything removed including contents; " the bare walls"; " the cupboard was bare"
  6. 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"
  7. denuded of leaves; " the bare branches of winter"
  8. lay bare; " denude a forest"
  9. lacking in amplitude or quantity; " a bare livelihood"; " a scanty harvest"; " a spare diet"
  10. 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"
  11. Without clothes or covering; stripped of the usual covering; naked; as, his body is bare; the trees are bare.
  12. With head uncovered; bareheaded.
  13. Without anything to cover up or conceal one's thoughts or actions; open to view; exposed.
  14. Threadbare; much worn.
  15. Mere; alone; unaccompanied by anything else; as, a bare majority.
  16. Surface; body; substance.
  17. That part of a roofing slate, shingle, tile, or metal plate, which is exposed to the weather.
  18. To strip off the covering of; to make bare; as, to bare the breast.
  19. Bore; the old preterit of Bear, v.
  20. 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.
  21. Uncovered; naked; nude having the head uncovered; unconcealed; simple; unadorned; unfurnished; plain; threadbare; empty; poor; scanty; mere.
  22. To uncover; to reveal; to expose.
  23. Barely.
  24. Of bear.
  25. Uncovered, naked: poor, scanty: unadorned: mere or by itself.
  26. To strip or uncover.
  27. Pa. t. of BEAR.
  28. Naked; plain; poor; mere.
  29. Of to bear.
  30. To lay open; expose.
  31. To lay bare; strip; reveal; expose.
  32. Imp. Of BEAR, v.
  33. Uncovered; naked; empty; unsheathed.
  34. Scanty; simple; mere.
  35. Manifest; undisguised.
  36. Naked; uncovered; with the head uncovered, from respect; unadorned; poor; destitute; much worn.
  37. To strip; to make bare. Bare poles, the masts of a ship at sea without sails.
  38. Naked; without covering; plain; simple; poor.
  39. To make naked; to strip or uncover.
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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
  3. They were back almost directly, and everybody set to work to make a wide ring of bare land round the farm. – For the Sake of the School by Angela Brazil
  4. Bare neck and arms for men like Bill Siddall. – The Price She Paid by David Graham Phillips
  5. Very soon the snow and ice were all gone and the ground left bare. – The Bark Covered House or, Back in the Woods Again by William Nowlin
  6. The bare facts are these. – Raleigh by Edmund Gosse
  7. Thin forest surrounded the clearing, but on one side the trees were burned and the bare rampikes shone in the sun. – Northwest! by Harold Bindloss
  8. And fancy, children, his poor little legs and feet from his knees were quite bare. – A Christmas Posy by Mary Louisa Stewart Molesworth
  9. They were the struggle for expression of a man whose youth had been bare of such things. – Fanny Herself by Edna Ferber
  10. They were perfectly bare, and intensely black. – The Errand Boy by Horatio Alger
  11. The boy seized hold of it as high as he could reach, placed his bare feet on the curl, and murmured something. – The Heart of Denise and Other Tales by S. (Sidney) Levett-Yeats
  12. She had tried- tried desperately- to win the affection, or even the bare liking, of Roger's women- kind, and she had failed. – The Moon out of Reach by Margaret Pedler
  13. The ground bare and the day cold and sharp. – Wake-Robin by John Burroughs
  14. I looked at her kneeling in that bare and empty room where I had seen her once before with her books and her flowers, her sweet and pleasant thoughts, her bright and quiet smiles. – Ellen Middleton--A Tale by Georgiana Fullerton
  15. Or: " And he that saw it, bare record." – The Grammar of English Grammars by Goold Brown
  16. For a time there was no sound but that of her bare feet on the bare floor. – Moor Fires by E. H. (Emily Hilda) Young
  17. I only had my bare hands. – Life Blood by Thomas Hoover
  18. That he bare them all good will, he showed full well. – The Nibelungenlied by Unknown
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