What does BARK mean?

Definitions for BARKbɑrk

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bark(noun)

    tough protective covering of the woody stems and roots of trees and other woody plants

  2. bark(noun)

    a noise resembling the bark of a dog

  3. bark, barque(noun)

    a sailing ship with 3 (or more) masts

  4. bark(verb)

    the sound made by a dog

  5. bark(verb)

    speak in an unfriendly tone

    "She barked into the dictaphone"

  6. bark(verb)

    cover with bark

  7. bark, skin(verb)

    remove the bark of a tree

  8. bark(verb)

    make barking sounds

    "The dogs barked at the stranger"

  9. bark(verb)

    tan (a skin) with bark tannins


  1. bark(Noun)

    The short, loud, explosive sound uttered by a dog.

  2. bark(Noun)

    A similar sound made by some other animals.

  3. bark

    An abrupt loud vocal utterance.

  4. bark(Verb)

    To make a short, loud, explosive noise with the vocal organs (said of animals, especially dogs).

  5. bark(Verb)

    To make a clamor; to make importunate outcries.

  6. bark

    To speak sharply.

    The sergeant barked an order.

  7. bark(Noun)

    A small sailing vessel, e.g. a pinnace or a fishing smack; a rowing boat or barge.

  8. bark(Noun)

    a sailing vessel or boat of any kind.

  9. bark

    A three-masted vessel, having her foremast and mainmast square-rigged, and her mizzenmast schooner-rigged.

  10. Origin: From bark, from bǫrkr, from barkuz, probably related to birkijōn (compare English birch), from bʰergo- (compare Latin fraxinus, Lithuanian béržas), from bʰereg- (compare English bright); akin to Danish bark, Icelandic börkr, and Low German borke.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bark(verb)

    to strip the bark from; to peel

  2. Bark(verb)

    to abrade or rub off any outer covering from; as to bark one's heel

  3. Bark(verb)

    to girdle. See Girdle, v. t., 3

  4. Bark(verb)

    to cover or inclose with bark, or as with bark; as, to bark the roof of a hut

  5. Bark(verb)

    to make a short, loud, explosive noise with the vocal organs; -- said of some animals, but especially of dogs

  6. Bark(verb)

    to make a clamor; to make importunate outcries

  7. Bark(noun)

    the short, loud, explosive sound uttered by a dog; a similar sound made by some other animals

  8. Bark(noun)

    alt. of Barque


  1. Bark

    Bark, released in 1971, is one of the late-period albums by Jefferson Airplane, notable for many "firsts" with its major personnel change. It was the first without band founder Marty Balin and the first with violinist Papa John Creach. Drummer Spencer Dryden had also departed, being replaced by Joey Covington. This was the first all new Airplane LP in two years, the previous being Volunteers, released in 1969. It was also the first to be released under the Jefferson Airplane owned Grunt Records label. Lead guitarist Jorma Kaukonen has four songwriting credits on this album, indicative of his growing importance as a composer. At the time of the album's release, he and bassist Jack Casady had already recorded two albums for their spin-off blues group Hot Tuna. The album was a success upon its release, reaching #11 on the charts and eventually went gold.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Bark

    bärk, n. the abrupt cry uttered by a dog, wolf, &c.—v.i. to yelp like a dog: to clamour.—v.t. (Spens.) to utter with a bark.—n. Bark′er, a shop-tout: (slang) a pistol, cannon.—His bark is worse than his bite, his angry expressions are worse than his actual deeds. [A.S. beorcan, prob. a variety of brecan, to crack, snap. See Break.]

  2. Bark

    Barque, bärk, n. a barge: a ship of small size, square-sterned, without head-rails: technically, a three-masted vessel whose mizzen-mast is fore-and-aft rigged instead of being square-rigged, like the fore and main masts—barks of over 3000 tons are now frequently built.—ns. Bar′kantine, Bar′quentine, a three-masted vessel, with the fore-mast square-rigged, and the main-mast and mizzen-mast fore-and-aft rigged. [Fr. barque—Low L. barca; perh. from Gr. baris, a Nile-boat.]

  3. Bark

    bärk, n. the rind or covering of the trunk and branches of a tree: that used in tanning or dyeing, or the residue thereof, laid upon a street to deaden the sound, &c.: the envelopment or outer covering of anything.—v.t. to strip or peel the bark from: to rub off (skin).—n. Bark′-bed, a hotbed made of spent bark.—v.t. Bark′en, to dry up into a barky substance.—v.i. to become like bark.—adjs. Bark′less; Bark′y.—Cinchona, Jesuits', Peruvian bark, the bark of the cinchona, from which quinine is made. [Scand. börkr; Dan. bark.]

Editors Contribution

  1. bark

    The natural outer layer or cover of a trunk of a tree or branch of a tree or similar type plant.

    The bark of a cork tree is used to make a variety of products which include wine bottle stoppers, tiles, flooring and insulation.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of BARK in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of BARK in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Ralph Waldo Emerson:

    Don't waste yourself in rejection, nor bark against the bad, but chant the beauty of the good.

  2. Robert Cyglicki:

    An attempt to fight the bark beetle with a chainsaw and an ax will bring more damage than benefits.

  3. Woody Allen:

    As the poet said, 'Only God can make a tree' -- probably because it's so hard to figure out how to get the bark on.

  4. Vikrant Parsai:

    If you want to talk with the dogs, you must learn to bark, and bark like an old dog because he doesn’t bark without reason.

  5. Union Leader publisher Joseph McQuaid:

    Americans seem to be fed up with Washington, and they're looking for somebody who speaks with the 'bark off,' as we say in New Hampshire. And I think Christie does that.

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Translations for BARK

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • bas, geblaf, blafAfrikaans
  • ልጥAmharic
  • ينبح, نبح, نباح, لحاءArabic
  • кара, брахацьBelarusian
  • лай, вдигам шум, ожулвам, кора, барк, одирам, лая, обелвам кора наBulgarian
  • ছালBengali
  • ruskenn, harzhalBreton
  • lladrar, lladruc, bordar, escorçaCatalan, Valencian
  • aghjabà, abbaghjàCorsican
  • štěkání, kůra, štěkot, štěkatCzech
  • cyfarthiad, rhisglWelsh
  • fartøj, råbe, bjæffe, skrubbe, bark, råbe op, tække, gøen, gø, afbarkeDanish
  • Bellen, Borke, Bark, brüllen, abrinden, Gebell, Rinde, blaffenGerman
  • ξεφλουδίζω, γαβγίζω, υλακή, γάβγισμα, φλοιός, αλύχτημα, γδέρνω, αποφλοιώνωGreek
  • boji, bojo, arboŝeloEsperanto
  • ladrar, descortezar, ladrido, corteza, barcaSpanish
  • haukuma, koorEstonian
  • oskolBasque
  • لاییدن, پارس, پوست, لایش, پوست درخت, توژPersian
  • haukahtaa, tuohia, hiertää, haukku, parkki, venho, aisata, kuori, pursi, ärjäistä, hiertyä, nurista, haukahdus, kattaa, ärjyä, murista, tuohi, haukkua, kuoria, kaarnaFinnish
  • bark, barkskip, børkur, goyggjaFaroese
  • aboyer, écorcer, japper, aboiement, écorce, barqueFrench
  • rúsc, coirtIrish
  • sgrath, comhart, rùsg, comhartaich, rùisg, tabhannaich, plaoisg, cairtScottish Gaelic
  • ladrar, ladro, paraza, cortiza, atouzar, tona, ladrido, cascaGalician
  • roostManx
  • נביחה, שיעול, נבחHebrew
  • छालHindi
  • ugatás, kéreg, bárka, ugatHungarian
  • կեղևArmenian
  • kayuIndonesian
  • bofsa, gjamm, geyja, hundgá, gelt, börkur, barkur, gelta, gá, gjamma, bofs, geyIcelandic
  • abbaiare, scortecciare, latrato, scorza, abbaiamento, cortecciaItalian
  • 吠え声, 樹皮, 吠える, 樹皮を剥ぐ, ほえる, 木の皮Japanese
  • ყეფა, ქერქიGeorgian
  • ព្រុស, សំបកឈើ, ទូក, បកសំបកឈើKhmer
  • 나무껍질, 수피Korean
  • reyîn, هه‌پا, بحه‌پێ, ewtîn, rewîn, هه‌پاندن, وه‌ڕین, بڕه‌وێKurdish
  • lātrō, glubo, lātrātus, cortexLatin
  • SchuelLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
  • žievė, tašisLithuanian
  • miza, riet, tāssLatvian
  • auau, hiako, auMāori
  • лаеж, кора, барка, вреви, лае, луштиMacedonian
  • холтосMongolian
  • salakan, gonggong, kulit kayu, kongkong, salak, kung-kung, gonggonganMalay
  • qoxraMaltese
  • အခေါက်Burmese
  • barkNorwegian
  • blaffen, ontschorsen, bast, geblaf, schors, bark, schrapenDutch
  • bork, barkNorwegian Nynorsk
  • bjeffNorwegian
  • nahałʼin, azhííh, aháshtʼóózhNavajo, Navaho
  • rusca, escòrçaOccitan
  • wanagekwag, migiwin, wanagekOjibwe, Ojibwa
  • szczekanie, kora, szczekaćPolish
  • latido, casca, barca, latir, descascarPortuguese
  • ch'aqwayQuechua
  • bublar, giapar, urlar, üerler, bubler, giapparRomansh
  • scoarță, lătrat, lătraRomanian
  • лай, кора, барка, лаять, [[ободрать]] [[кора, обдирать, барк, гавкать, ободратьRussian
  • त्वच्, तरुत्वच्, वल्कSanskrit
  • kora, lajati, барка, barka, лавеж, кора, лајатиSerbo-Croatian
  • kôra, brechať, štekaťSlovak
  • lajež, lubje, lajati, skorjaSlovene
  • pa'uSamoan
  • skall, skälla, barka, barkSwedish
  • மரப்பட்டை, பட்டைTamil
  • మొరుగుTelugu
  • เปลือกไม้, เปลือกThai
  • kahol, tahol, balat ng kahoyTagalog
  • havlamak, havlama, havTurkish
  • кора, брехати, гавкатиUkrainian
  • چھالUrdu
  • vỏ cây, vỏ, sủaVietnamese
  • vaulam, vaul, vaulön, säjalönVolapük
  • igxolo, ixoloZulu

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