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Definitions of bark

  1. cover with bark
  2. a sailing ship with 3 ( or more) masts
  3. the sound made by a dog
  4. a noise resembling the bark of a dog
  5. tough protective covering of the woody stems and roots of trees and other woody plants
  6. tan ( a skin) with bark tannins
  7. speak in an unfriendly tone; " She barked into the dictaphone"
  8. make barking sounds; " The dogs barked at the stranger"
  9. remove the bark of a tree
  10. To strip the bark from; to peel.
  11. To abrade or rub off any outer covering from; as to bark one's heel.
  12. To girdle. See Girdle, v. t., 3.
  13. To cover or inclose with bark, or as with bark; as, to bark the roof of a hut.
  14. To make a clamor; to make importunate outcries.
  15. The short, loud, explosive sound uttered by a dog; a similar sound made by some other animals.
  16. Alt. of Barque
  17. To make a short, loud, explosive noise with the vocal organs; - said of some animals, but especially of dogs.
  18. 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.
  19. To remove by stripping; to scrape the skin from; to tan by means of an infusion of bark.
  20. To utter a sharp, short sound like the noise made by a dog; to cough.
  21. Barque.
  22. 1. The envelope or covering of the roots, trunk, and branches of plants. 2. Cinchona.
  23. The noise made by a dog, wolf, etc.
  24. 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.
  25. The outer rind or covering of a tree.
  26. 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.).
  27. A small ship; a three- masted vessel with fore- and- aft- rigged mizzen.
  28. The noise made by a dog.
  29. The rind of a tree.
  30. To make a noise like a dog.
  31. To strip bark from.
  32. To utter a bark, as a dog.
  33. To scrape bark off; girdle.
  34. To abrade the skin of.
  35. A short, abrupt, explosive sound, as of a dog.
  36. The covering of a tree or other plant.
  37. A three- masted vessel, squarerigged except for the mizzenmast, which is fore- and- aft rigged; in poetical use, any vessel. Barque.
  38. A small ship; a ship which has three masts, and carriers a gaff top- sail instead of a square mizzen top- sail.
  39. The rind or exterior covering of a tree; Peruvian bark; tanner's bark.
  40. The peculiar noise made by a dog, wolf, & c.
  41. To peel; to strip off the bark; to cover with bark.
  42. To make the noise of dogs; to clamour.
  43. The outside covering of a tree.
  44. To peel or strip off bark.
  45. The peculiar noise or clamour of a dog.
  46. To make the noise of a dog.
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Usage examples for bark

  1. It's only when the stage- carpenters have to rest and get their breath that I have a chance to come down to the footlights and bark for a minute or two. – A Book About the Theater by Brander Matthews
  2. It struck Stafford as strange that the dogs did not bark. – At Love's Cost by Charles Garvice
  3. " It must be a good friend of ours, for the dogs do not bark," said Eliza; " we will let him come in." – Andreas Hofer by Lousia Muhlbach
  4. He put his hand on his pie and had it safe when Bruce began to bark suddenly outside the window. – Sunny Boy in the Country by Ramy Allison White
  5. Not even a dog could be heard to bark. – Timar's Two Worlds by Mór Jókai
  6. Six o'clock became seven, and seven became eight, and then I found it sweet to hear the watch- dog's honest bark. – Morocco by S.L. Bensusan
  7. They go together all the time; and wherever he is, if he hears them bark, he knows they've started up something, and he comes flying! – The Hunter Cats of Connorloa by Helen Jackson
  8. The most common is the bark of a puppy. – Son of Power by Will Levington Comfort and Zamin Ki Dost
  9. My stars, Susan Betts, it's lucky your bark is worse than your bite! – Dawn by Eleanor H. Porter
  10. I can never live happily another day unless I have a glass dog that can bark. – American Fairy Tales by L. Frank Baum
  11. But of what use is this bark! – On the Banks of the Amazon by W.H.G. Kingston
  12. You can see that he must have been worried, because there was the tree, with plenty of bark on it which he could eat. – The Tale of Brownie Beaver by Arthur Scott Bailey
  13. Over by the little house he heard the bark of Frank, the dog. – The Wrong Twin by Harry Leon Wilson
  14. " You may notice my voice is very strong," continued the man; " it is made of birch bark." – Dot and Tot of Merryland by L. Frank Baum
  15. Miss Sugg's bark is worse than her bite. – The Bartlett Mystery by Louis Tracy
  16. He thinks something is the matter now, every time you bark. – Georgina of the Rainbows by Annie Fellows Johnston
  17. What do they find to eat under the bark, in which they must lead a very gloomy life? – Adventures of a Young Naturalist by Lucien Biart
  18. You can find it in the bark of the trees, if you will. – The Book of Nature Myths by Florence Holbrook
  19. Or they will bark in two keys as if there were twice as many of them as there really are. – The Story of Wool by Sara Ware Bassett
  20. Pipe led them away to his own bark cabin. – Far Past the Frontier by James A. Braden
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