Bare meaning

bâr
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.

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Lacking the usual or appropriate covering or clothing; naked.

A bare arm.

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Without equipment, supplies, or furnishings; empty.

A bare room, a bare larder.

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Exposed to view; undisguised.

Bare fangs.

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To expose.

The dog bared its teeth.

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Without tools or weapons.
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Having no supplies.

A room bare of furniture.

The cupboard was bare.

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Having no decoration.

The walls of this room are bare — why not hang some paintings on them?

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Having had what usually covers (something) removed.

The trees were left bare after the swarm of locusts devoured all the leaves.

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(architecture) That part of a roofing slate, shingle, tile, or metal plate, which is exposed to the weather.
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To uncover; to reveal.

She bared her teeth at him.

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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.

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Lacking the usual furnishings, equipment, or decoration.

Bare walls.

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Having no addition, adornment, or qualification.

The bare facts.

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Just sufficient; mere.

The bare necessities.

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Bareheaded.
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To make bare; uncover or reveal.

Bared their heads; baring secrets.

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Without embellishment; unadorned; simple; plain.

The bare facts.

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Threadbare.
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No more than; mere.

A bare subsistence wage.

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To make bare; uncover; strip; expose.
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Don't show your bare backside in public.

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(UK, slang, not comparable) A lot or lots of.

It's bare money to get in the club each time, man.

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With head uncovered; bareheaded.
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Without anything to cover up or conceal one's thoughts or actions; open to view; exposed.
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Threadbare; much worn.
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(UK, slang) Very; significantly.

This porno's bare whack, bruv.

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Without a condom.
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(‘the bare’) The surface, the (bare) skin.
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Surface; body; substance.
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Minimal; that is or are just sufficient.

A bare majority.

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1898, J. Meade Falkner, Moonfleet Chapter 5

And so I put thee on my shoulder and bare thee back, and here thou art in David's room, and shalt find board and bed with me as long as thou hast mind to.

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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.

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lay bare
  • To open to view; uncover; expose.
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

Origin of bare

  • Middle English bar from Old English bær bhoso- in Indo-European roots
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Middle English bare, bar, from Old English bær (“bare, naked, open”), from Proto-Germanic *bazaz (“bare, naked”), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰos- (“bare, barefoot”). Cognate with Scots bare, bair (“bare”), Saterland Frisian bar (“bare”), West Frisian baar (“bare”), Dutch baar (“bare”), German bar (“bare”), Swedish bar (“bare”), Icelandic ber (“bare”), Lithuanian basas (“barefoot, bare”), Polish bosy (“barefoot”).
    From Wiktionary
  • Old English barian.
    From Wiktionary
  • Inflected forms.
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