The dog bared its teeth.
A bare arm.
The bare facts.
A room bare of furniture.
The cupboard was bare.
The bare necessities.
Bared their heads; baring secrets.
A bare room, a bare larder.
Giving the facts without any opinions, explanations, or extra details is an example of giving the bare facts.
To take a hat off of your head is an example of bare.
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.
A bare subsistence wage.
Bare wooden floors.
The walls of this room are bare — why not hang some paintings on them?
The trees were left bare after the swarm of locusts devoured all the leaves.
It's bare money to get in the club each time, man.
This porno's bare whack, bruv.
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.
The bare facts.
- to open to view; uncover; expose
Other Word Forms
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”).
- Old English barian.
- Inflected forms.