- Bare is defined as a lack of clothing or refers to something that is empty of its usual contents.
- When you have no shoes or socks on your feet, that is an example of bare feet.
- An unfurnished apartment is an example of a bare apartment.
- The definition of bare is something that is just enough without anything extra.
Giving the facts without any opinions, explanations, or extra details is an example of giving the bare facts.
- To bare means to take away something that was covering something else.
To take a hat off of your head is an example of bare.
A woman with bare shoulders.
bare definition by Webster's New World
- without the natural or customary covering: bare wooden floors
- without clothing; naked: bare legs
- without equipment, supplies, or furnishings; empty: a bare room, a bare larder
- without embellishment; unadorned; simple; plain: the bare facts
- without tools or weapons: obsolete except in bare hands
- no more than; mere: a bare subsistence wage
Origin: Middle English bar ; from Old English bær ; from Indo-European an unverified form bhoso-s ; from uncertain or unknown; perhaps base an unverified form bhes-, to rub off from source sand
- bareness noun
bare definition by American Heritage Dictionary
adjective bar·er, bar·est
- Lacking the usual or appropriate covering or clothing; naked: a bare arm.
- Exposed to view; undisguised: bare fangs.
- Lacking the usual furnishings, equipment, or decoration: bare walls.
- Having no addition, adornment, or qualification: the bare facts. See Synonyms at empty.
- Just sufficient; mere: the bare necessities.
- Obsolete Bareheaded.
- To make bare; uncover or reveal: bared their heads; baring secrets.
- To expose: The dog bared its teeth.
Origin: Middle English bar, from Old English bǽr; see bhoso- in Indo-European roots.
- bareˈness noun
bare - Phrases/Idioms