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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. Plain; simple; unadorned; without polish; bald; meager.
  15. Threadbare; much worn.
  16. Mere; alone; unaccompanied by anything else; as, a bare majority.
  17. Surface; body; substance.
  18. That part of a roofing slate, shingle, tile, or metal plate, which is exposed to the weather.
  19. To strip off the covering of; to make bare; as, to bare the breast.
  20. Bore; the old preterit of Bear, v.
  21. 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.
  22. Uncovered; naked; nude having the head uncovered; unconcealed; simple; unadorned; unfurnished; plain; threadbare; empty; poor; scanty; mere.
  23. To uncover; to reveal; to expose.
  24. Barely.
  25. Of bear.
  26. Uncovered, naked: poor, scanty: unadorned: mere or by itself.
  27. To strip or uncover.
  28. Pa. t. of BEAR.
  29. Naked; plain; poor; mere.
  30. Of to bear.
  31. To lay open; expose.
  32. To lay bare; strip; reveal; expose.
  33. Imp. Of BEAR, v.
  34. Uncovered; naked; empty; unsheathed.
  35. Scanty; simple; mere.
  36. Manifest; undisguised.
  37. Naked; uncovered; with the head uncovered, from respect; unadorned; poor; destitute; much worn.
  38. To strip; to make bare. Bare poles, the masts of a ship at sea without sails.
  39. Naked; without covering; plain; simple; poor.
  40. To make naked; to strip or uncover.
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Usage examples for bare

  1. 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
  2. That he bare them all good will, he showed full well. – The Nibelungenlied by Unknown
  3. Or: " And he that saw it, bare record." – The Grammar of English Grammars by Goold Brown
  4. They were perfectly bare, and intensely black. – The Errand Boy by Horatio Alger
  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. 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
  7. The bare facts are these. – Raleigh by Edmund Gosse
  8. Others used nothing but their bare hands. – The Boy Aviators in Africa by Captain Wilbur Lawton
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. And fancy, children, his poor little legs and feet from his knees were quite bare. – A Christmas Posy by Mary Louisa Stewart Molesworth
  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. They were the struggle for expression of a man whose youth had been bare of such things. – Fanny Herself by Edna Ferber
  14. " Well, anyway, I'm glad to meet you to your bare face. – Alias The Lone Wolf by Louis Joseph Vance
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. The ground bare and the day cold and sharp. – Wake-Robin by John Burroughs
  18. 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
  19. Bare neck and arms for men like Bill Siddall. – The Price She Paid by David Graham Phillips
  20. I only had my bare hands. – Life Blood by Thomas Hoover
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