- A bark is defined as a short loud sound made by a dog or some other animals, or is any sound that resembles the yipping sound of a dog.
A dog saying "woof" is an example of a bark.
- The definition of bark is the protective skin of trees and plants that produces wood.
The covering on the outside of a tree is an example of bark.
- To bark means to woof or to make another sound like a dog makes.
An example of bark is when a dog looks up at the moon and goes "woof."
bark definition by Webster's New World
- the outside covering of the stems and roots of trees and woody plants
- some kinds of this matter used in tanning, dyeing, etc.
Origin: Middle English ; from Old Norse bǫrkr, akin to Middle Low German borke
- to treat with a bark infusion, as in leather tanning
- to take the bark off; specif., to girdle (a tree)
- Informal to scrape some skin off: to bark one's shin
- to make the characteristic sharp, abrupt cry of a dog
- to make a sound like this: the engine barked
- to speak or shout sharply; snap
- Informal to cough
- ☆ Slang to advertise a show, sale, etc. by shouting about it in public
Origin: Middle English berken ; from Old English beorcan, akin to Old Norse berkja, of echoic origin, originally
- the sharp, abrupt sound made by a dog
- any sharp, abrupt sound or utterance like this
- Old Poet. any boat, esp. a small sailing boat
- a sailing vessel with its two forward masts square-rigged and its rear mast rigged fore and aft
Origin: Middle English barke, probably via Portuguese or Midieval Latin barca (from source Old French barque) ; from Late Latin small boat: see barge
bark definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- The harsh sound uttered by a dog.
- A sound, such as a cough, that is similar to a dog's bark.
- To utter a bark.
- To make a sound similar to a bark: “The birds bark softly, sounding almost like young pups” (Charleston SC News and Courier).
- To speak sharply; snap: “a spot where you can just drop in . . . without anyone's barking at you for failing to plan ahead” (Andy Birsh).
- To work as a barker, as at a carnival.
Origin: From Middle English berken, to bark, from Old English beorcan.
- The tough outer covering of the woody stems and roots of trees, shrubs, and other woody plants. It includes all tissues outside the vascular cambium.
- A specific kind of bark used for a special purpose, as in tanning or medicine.
- To remove bark from (a tree or log).
- To rub off the skin of; abrade: barked my shin on the car door.
- To tan or dye (leather or fabric) by steeping in an infusion of bark.
- To treat (a patient) using a medicinal bark infusion.
Origin: Middle English, from Old Norse börkr.
- barkˈy adjective
- A sailing ship with from three to five masts, all of them square-rigged except the after mast, which is fore-and-aft rigged.
- A small vessel that is propelled by oars or sails.
Origin: Middle English barke, boat, from Old French barque, from Old Italian barca, from Latin.
bark - Phrases/Idioms
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bark up the wrong tree
bark - Science Definition