Bare Definition

bâr
bared, barer, bares, barest, baring
adjective
barer, barest
Without the natural or customary covering.
Bare wooden floors.
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Without clothing; naked.
Bare legs.
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Exposed to view; undisguised.
Bare fangs.
American Heritage
Without equipment, supplies, or furnishings; empty.
A bare room, a bare larder.
Webster's New World
Without embellishment; unadorned; simple; plain.
The bare facts.
Webster's New World
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verb
bared, bares, baring
To make bare; uncover; strip; expose.
Webster's New World
To expose.
The dog bared its teeth.
American Heritage
Webster's New World
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.
YourDictionary
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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Antonyms:
cloaksecrethide
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adverb
(UK, slang) Very; significantly.
This porno's bare whack, bruv.
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Without a condom.

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noun
(‘the bare’) The surface, the (bare) skin.
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Surface; body; substance.
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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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idiom
lay bare
  • to open to view; uncover; expose
Webster's New World

Other Word Forms of Bare

Adjective

Base Form:
bare
Comparative:
barer
Superlative:
barest

Idioms, Phrasal Verbs Related to Bare

Origin of Bare

  • 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

  • Middle English bar from Old English bær bhoso- in Indo-European roots

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

  • Old English barian.

    From Wiktionary

  • Inflected forms.

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