What does BARE mean?

Definitions for BAREbɛər

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word BARE.

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"

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


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Bare

    bār, adj. uncovered: naked: open to view: poor, scanty: unadorned: (Shak.) unarmed: mere or by itself: (Shak.) paltry, desolate: empty: (Spens.) rude.—v.t. to strip or uncover.—adj. Bare′backed, with bare back: unsaddled.—n. Bare′bone (Shak.), a very lean person.—adj. Bare′faced, with the face uncovered: (Shak.) avowed: impudent.—adv. Bare′facedly.—n. Bare′facedness.—adjs. Bare′foot, -ed, having the feet bare, often of some monastic orders; Bare′-gnawn (Shak.), gnawed bare; Bare′headed, having the head bare; Bar′ish (Carlyle), somewhat bare; Bare′legged, having the legs bare.—adv. Bare′ly.—ns. Bare′ness; Bare′sark, a fierce Norse fighter, a berserker.—adv. in a shirt only. [A.S. bær; Ger. baar, bar; Ice. berr.]

  2. Bare

    bār, old pa.t. of Bear.

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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


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of BARE in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of BARE in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Benjamin Franklin:

    He is ill clothed, who is bare of virtue.

  2. Benjamin Franklin:

    He is ill clothed that is bare of virtue.

  3. Hoshang N. Akhtar:

    Marriage is more than four bare legs in a bed.

  4. Robert Burns:

    When chill November's surly blast make fields and forest bare.

  5. James Baldwin:

    The purpose of art is to lay bare the questions which have been hidden by the answers.

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