Definitions of bark

  1. To make the noise of dogs; to clamour.
  2. To strip the bark from; to peel.
  3. To abrade or rub off any outer covering from; as to bark one's heel.
  4. To girdle. See Girdle, v. t., 3.
  5. To cover or inclose with bark, or as with bark; as, to bark the roof of a hut.
  6. To remove by stripping; to scrape the skin from; to tan by means of an infusion of bark.
  7. To strip or peal the bark from. - TO BARK A SQUIRREL, to strike with a rifle ball the bark on the upper side of a branch on which the animal sits, so that the concussion kills it without mutilation. ( Amer.).
  8. To strip bark from.
  9. To scrape bark off; girdle.
  10. To abrade the skin of.
  11. To make a clamor; to make importunate outcries.
  12. To make a short, loud, explosive noise with the vocal organs; - said of some animals, but especially of dogs.
  13. To utter a sharp, short sound like the noise made by a dog; to cough.
  14. To yelp like a dog: to clamor. TO BARK UP THE WRONG TREE, to mistake one's object: to pursue the wrong course to obtain it. In hunting, a dog drives a squirrel or other game into a tree, where by barking he attracts its attention until the hunter arrives. Sometimes the game escapes, or the dog is deceived, and barks up the wrong tree.
  15. To utter a bark, as a dog.
  16. tan ( a skin) with bark tannins
  17. speak in an unfriendly tone; " She barked into the dictaphone"
  18. make barking sounds; " The dogs barked at the stranger"
  19. To peel; to strip off the bark; to cover with bark.
  20. To peel or strip off bark.
  21. To make the noise of a dog.
  22. the sound made by a dog
  23. a noise resembling the bark of a dog
  24. tough protective covering of the woody stems and roots of trees and other woody plants
  25. The short, loud, explosive sound uttered by a dog; a similar sound made by some other animals.
  26. Alt. of Barque
  27. A three- masted vessel; any small boat or vessel; the covering of the trunk, branches, stems, etc., of trees and other plants; the sound or cry made by dogs, or a sound resembling it.
  28. Barque.
  29. The noise made by a dog, wolf, etc.
  30. The outer rind or covering of a tree.
  31. A small ship; a three- masted vessel with fore- and- aft- rigged mizzen.
  32. The noise made by a dog.
  33. The rind of a tree.
  34. A short, abrupt, explosive sound, as of a dog.
  35. The covering of a tree or other plant.
  36. A three- masted vessel, squarerigged except for the mizzenmast, which is fore- and- aft rigged; in poetical use, any vessel. Barque.
  37. A small ship; a ship which has three masts, and carriers a gaff top- sail instead of a square mizzen top- sail.
  38. The rind or exterior covering of a tree; Peruvian bark; tanner's bark.
  39. The peculiar noise made by a dog, wolf, & c.
  40. The outside covering of a tree.
  41. The peculiar noise or clamour of a dog.