Definitions of bark

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

Quotes of bark

  1. My family would be supportive if I said I wanted to be a Martian, wear only banana skins, make love to ashtrays, and eat tree bark – Casey Affleck
  2. Many of their lodges remained as perfect as when occupied. They were made of poles two or three inches in diameter, set up in circular form, and covered with cedar bark – William Henry Ashley
  3. Dogs feel very strongly that they should always go with you in the car, in case the need should arise for them to bark violently at nothing right in your ear. – Dave Barry
  4. It is no use painting the foot of the tree white, the strength of the bark cries out from beneath the paint. – Aime Cesaire
  5. When I slept it was literally in the midst of an arsenal. If I heard dogs bark more fiercely than usual, or the feet of horses in a greater volume of sound than usual, I stood to arms. – Frank James
  6. How difficult it is to save the bark of reputation from the rocks of ignorance. – Petrarch
  7. I used to get on a stove wood pile at 5 -6 years old and I would have a piece of stove wood and kindling bark as a pick, and I was a star. – Jerry Reed
  8. I want to try to talk like normal people talk, not just stand there and bark at the camera. – Bob Schieffer
  9. My dog can bark like a congressman, fetch like an aide, beg like a press secretary and play dead like a receptionist when the phone rings. – Gerald B. H. Solomon
  10. I knew, of course, that trees and plants had roots, stems, bark branches and foliage that reached up toward the light. But I was coming to realize that the real magician was light itself. – Edward Steichen
  11. On pavements and the bark of trees I have found whole worlds. – Mark Tobey

Usage examples for bark

  1. Over by the little house he heard the bark of Frank, the dog. ” – The Wrong Twin by Harry Leon Wilson
  2. “ I can never live happily another day unless I have a glass dog that can bark – American Fairy Tales by L. Frank Baum
  3. It struck Stafford as strange that the dogs did not bark – At Love's Cost by Charles Garvice
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. The most common is the bark of a puppy. ” – Son of Power by Will Levington Comfort and Zamin Ki Dost
  7. 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
  8. My stars, Susan Betts, it's lucky your bark is worse than your bite! ” – Dawn by Eleanor H. Porter
  9. 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
  10. But of what use is this bark – On the Banks of the Amazon by W.H.G. Kingston
  11. Miss Sugg's bark is worse than her bite. ” – The Bartlett Mystery by Louis Tracy
  12. “ " 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
  13. 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
  14. Not even a dog could be heard to bark – Timar's Two Worlds by Mór Jókai
  15. “ " 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
  16. 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
  17. Pipe led them away to his own bark cabin. ” – Far Past the Frontier by James A. Braden
  18. You can find it in the bark of the trees, if you will. ” – The Book of Nature Myths by Florence Holbrook
  19. He thinks something is the matter now, every time you bark – Georgina of the Rainbows by Annie Fellows Johnston
  20. 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

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