Definitions for BARKbɑrk
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
the abrupt, explosive cry of a dog.
a similar sound made by another animal, as a fox.
a short, explosive sound, as of firearms.
a brusque order, reply, etc.
(v.i.)(of a dog or other animal) to utter an abrupt, explosive cry.
to make a similar sound:
The big guns barked.
to speak sharply or gruffly.
to advertise some attraction, as a carnival sideshow, by standing outside and calling to passersby.
(v.t.)to utter in a harsh, shouting tone:
to bark orders at subordinates.
Idioms for bark:
bark up the wrong tree,to misdirect one's thoughts or efforts.
Origin of bark:
bef. 900; ME berken, OE beorcan; akin to OE borcian to bark, ON berkja to bluster
the external covering of the woody stems, branches, and roots of plants, as distinct and separable from the wood itself.
a mixture of oak and hemlock barks used in tanning.
candy, usu. of chocolate with large pieces of nuts, made in flat sheets.
(v.t.)to scrape the skin of, as by bumping into something.
to treat with a bark infusion; tan.
to strip the bark from; peel.
Origin of bark:
1250–1300; ME < ON bǫrkr (gen. barkar)
a sailing vessel having three or more masts, square-rigged on all but the aftermost.
Category: Nautical, Navy
(formerly) any boat or sailing vessel.
Origin of bark:
1425–75; late ME barke < OF barque蠐 LL barca, L *bārica, bāris < Gk bâris Egyptian barge < Coptic barī barge
tough protective covering of the woody stems and roots of trees and other woody plants
a noise resembling the bark of a dog
a sailing ship with 3 (or more) masts
the sound made by a dog
speak in an unfriendly tone
"She barked into the dictaphone"
cover with bark
remove the bark of a tree
make barking sounds
"The dogs barked at the stranger"
tan (a skin) with bark tannins
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
the outer covering of a tree
the bark of the oak tree
the sound a dog makes
the dog's high bark
to make the sound of a dog
dogs barking in the neighborhood
The short, loud, explosive sound uttered by a dog.
A similar sound made by some other animals.
An abrupt loud vocal utterance.
To make a short, loud, explosive noise with the vocal organs (said of animals, especially dogs).
To make a clamor; to make importunate outcries.
To speak sharply.
The sergeant barked an order.
A small sailing vessel, e.g. a pinnace or a fishing smack; a rowing boat or barge.
a sailing vessel or boat of any kind.
A three-masted vessel, having her foremast and mainmast square-rigged, and her mizzenmast schooner-rigged.
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.
to strip the bark from; to peel
to abrade or rub off any outer covering from; as to bark one's heel
to girdle. See Girdle, v. t., 3
to cover or inclose with bark, or as with bark; as, to bark the roof of a hut
to make a short, loud, explosive noise with the vocal organs; -- said of some animals, but especially of dogs
to make a clamor; to make importunate outcries
the short, loud, explosive sound uttered by a dog; a similar sound made by some other animals
alt. of Barque
Translations for BARK
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
to make this sound
The dog barked at the stranger.
- latirPortuguese (BR)
- gø; bjæffeDanish
- پارس کردنFarsi
- menyalak, menggong-gongIndonesian
- abbaiare, latrareItalian
- bjeffe, gjøNorwegian
- پارس کردنPersian
- a lătraRomanian
- 吠叫Chinese (Trad.)
- 吠叫Chinese (Simp.)
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