Bald meaning

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Lacking a natural or usual covering.

A bald spot on the lawn.

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(zoology) Having white feathers or markings on the head, as in some birds or mammals.
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To bald is to lose your hair.

An example of someone beginning to bald is a man whose hair is thinning and he is starting to have less hair on his head.

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Lacking ornamentation; unadorned.
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Undisguised; blunt.

A bald statement of policy.

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Having white fur or feathers on the head, as some animals and birds.
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Having no hair on all or part of the scalp.
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Not covered by natural growth.

Bald hills.

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Having the tread nearly or completely worn off.

A bald tire.

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Bare; plain; unadorned.

The bald facts.

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Frank and blunt.

A bald statement.

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Lacking hair on the head.
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Having no hair, fur or feathers.
  • Having no hair on the head.
    A bald man with a moustache.
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Of tyres: whose surface is worn away.
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Of a statement: empirically unsupported.
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(Appalachian) A mountain summit or crest that lacks forest growth despite a warm climate conducive to such, as is found in many places in the Southern Appalachian Mountains.
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(intransitive) To become bald.
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A botanical plant name author abbreviation for botanist Antonio Baldacci (1867-1950).
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The definition of bald is to have an absence of hair.

An example of someone who is bald is Vin Diesel.

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Lacking hair on the head.
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Lacking treads.

A bald tire.

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Origin of bald

  • Middle English balled probably from bal ball ball1

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English balled (“bald”), from ball (“white spot, blaze”) (+ -ed), from Old English *bala (“white patch, blaze”), from Proto-Germanic *balô (“flame”), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰel- (“light, bright”). Cognate with Danish bældet (“bald”), Gothic - (bala-, “shining, grey (of body)”), Old English bǣl (“fire, flame; funeral pyre”). Cognate with Albanian balë (“white spot on the forehead”) and ball (“forehead”).

    From Wiktionary