Definitions for BAREbɛər

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word BARE

Random House Webster's College Dictionary

barebɛər(adj.)bar•er, bar•est

  1. (adj.)without covering or clothing; naked; nude:

    bare legs.

  2. without the usual furnishings, contents, etc.:

    bare walls.

  3. mere:

    a bare three miles.

  4. unadorned; bald; plain:

    the bare facts.

  5. constituting a minimum; scarcely sufficient:

    the bare necessities of life.

  6. Obs. bareheaded.

  7. (v.t.)to reveal or divulge:

    to bare damaging new facts.

Origin of bare:

bef. 900; ME; OE bær, c. OFris ber, OS, OHG bar, ON berr

bare′ness(n.)

bare*bɛər(v.)

  1. Ref: pt. of bear1. 1

* Archaic..

Princeton's WordNet

  1. bare, au naturel(p), naked, nude(adj)

    completely unclothed

    "bare bodies"; "naked from the waist up"; "a nude model"

  2. bare(a), scanty, spare(adj)

    lacking in amplitude or quantity

    "a bare livelihood"; "a scanty harvest"; "a spare diet"

  3. unsheathed, bare(adj)

    not having a protective covering

    "unsheathed cables"; "a bare blade"

  4. bare(adj)

    lacking its natural or customary covering

    "a bare hill"; "bare feet"

  5. bare(a), marginal(adj)

    just barely adequate or within a lower limit

    "a bare majority"; "a marginal victory"

  6. bare(a), mere(a), simple(a)(adj)

    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"

  7. bare, unfinished(adj)

    lacking a surface finish such as paint

    "bare wood"; "unfinished furniture"

  8. bare, barren, bleak, desolate, stark(adj)

    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"

  9. bare, stripped(adj)

    having everything extraneous removed including contents

    "the bare walls"; "the cupboard was bare"

  10. plain, bare, spare, unembellished, unornamented(verb)

    lacking embellishment or ornamentation

    "a plain hair style"; "unembellished white walls"; "functional architecture featuring stark unornamented concrete"

  11. bare(verb)

    lay bare

    "bare your breasts"; "bare your feelings"

  12. publicize, publicise, air, bare(verb)

    make public

    "She aired her opinions on welfare"

  13. denude, bare, denudate, strip(verb)

    lay bare

    "denude a forest"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. bare(adjective)ɛər

    not covered in clothes

    bare legs/arms/head

  2. bareɛər

    with nothing on it or in it

    The room was bare.

  3. bareɛər

    the most basic or simple

    bare necessities

  4. bareɛər

    only using your hands

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bare(adj)

    without clothes or covering; stripped of the usual covering; naked; as, his body is bare; the trees are bare

  2. Bare(adj)

    with head uncovered; bareheaded

  3. Bare(adj)

    without anything to cover up or conceal one's thoughts or actions; open to view; exposed

  4. Bare(adj)

    plain; simple; unadorned; without polish; bald; meager

  5. Bare(adj)

    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

  6. Bare(adj)

    threadbare; much worn

  7. Bare(adj)

    mere; alone; unaccompanied by anything else; as, a bare majority

  8. Bare(noun)

    surface; body; substance

  9. Bare(noun)

    that part of a roofing slate, shingle, tile, or metal plate, which is exposed to the weather

  10. Bare(adj)

    to strip off the covering of; to make bare; as, to bare the breast

  11. Bare

    bore; the old preterit of Bear, v

  12. Bare

    of Bear

Freebase

  1. Bare

    Bare is the third studio album by Annie Lennox, released in June 2003 on RCA Records. It peaked at number 3 in the UK and number 4 on the U.S. Billboard 200. The album has been certified Gold in both the UK and the U.S. and was nominated for Best Pop Album at the 46th Grammy Awards. According to official SoundScan figures, the album had sold a total of 826,000 copies in the United States by October 2005. The album was released with a DVD which included interviews and acoustic versions of songs by Lennox. The Japanese edition of the album features a version of Lennox's earlier hit "Cold" recorded live in Toronto. The cover art shows Lennox with pale makeup on her face and a small dogchain on her neck.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'BARE' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4079

  2. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'BARE' in Adjectives Frequency: #538


Translations for BARE

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

bare(adjective)

uncovered or naked

bare skin; bare floors.

Get even more translations for BARE »

Translation

Find a translation for the BARE definition in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss these BARE definitions with the community:


Citation

Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"BARE." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2014. Web. 20 Oct. 2014. <http://www.definitions.net/definition/BARE>.

Are we missing a good definition for BARE?


The Web's Largest Resource for

Definitions & Translations


A Member Of The STANDS4 Network


Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for BARE: