Definitions for BARKbɑrk

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. the abrupt, explosive cry of a dog.

  2. a similar sound made by another animal, as a fox.

  3. a short, explosive sound, as of firearms.

  4. a brusque order, reply, etc.

  5. a cough.

  6. (v.i.)(of a dog or other animal) to utter an abrupt, explosive cry.

  7. to make a similar sound:

    The big guns barked.

  8. to speak sharply or gruffly.

  9. to advertise some attraction, as a carnival sideshow, by standing outside and calling to passersby.

  10. to cough.

  11. (v.t.)to utter in a harsh, shouting tone:

    to bark orders at subordinates.

Idioms for bark:

  1. bark up the wrong tree,to misdirect one's thoughts or efforts.

    Category: Idiom

Origin of bark:

bef. 900; ME berken, OE beorcan; akin to OE borcian to bark, ON berkja to bluster



  1. the external covering of the woody stems, branches, and roots of plants, as distinct and separable from the wood itself.

    Category: Botany

  2. a mixture of oak and hemlock barks used in tanning.

    Category: Clothing

  3. candy, usu. of chocolate with large pieces of nuts, made in flat sheets.

    Category: Cooking

  4. (v.t.)to scrape the skin of, as by bumping into something.

  5. to treat with a bark infusion; tan.

    Category: Clothing

  6. to strip the bark from; peel.

Origin of bark:

1250–1300; ME < ON bǫrkr (gen. barkar)



or barque

  1. a sailing vessel having three or more masts, square-rigged on all but the aftermost.

    Category: Nautical, Navy

  2. (formerly) any boat or sailing vessel.

    Category: Navy

Origin of bark:

1425–75; late ME barke < OF barque蠐 LL barca, L *bārica, bāris < Gk bâris Egyptian barge < Coptic barī barge

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

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. bark(noun)ɑrk

    the outer covering of a tree

    the bark of the oak tree

  2. barkɑrk

    the sound a dog makes

    the dog's high bark

  3. bark(verb)ɑrk

    to make the sound of a dog

    dogs barking in the neighborhood


  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.

Anagrams of BARK

  1. Krab

Translations for BARK

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


to make this sound

The dog barked at the stranger.

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