Bare definition

bâr
To expose.

The dog bared its teeth.

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Exposed to view; undisguised.

Bare fangs.

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Lacking the usual or appropriate covering or clothing; naked.

A bare arm.

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Without embellishment; unadorned; simple; plain.

The bare facts.

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Having no supplies.

A room bare of furniture.

The cupboard was bare.

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Just sufficient; mere.

The bare necessities.

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(obsolete) Bareheaded.
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To make bare; uncover or reveal.

Bared their heads; baring secrets.

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Without equipment, supplies, or furnishings; empty.

A bare room, a bare larder.

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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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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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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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No more than; mere.

A bare subsistence wage.

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Without the natural or customary covering.

Bare wooden floors.

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Without clothing; naked.

Bare legs.

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Minimal; that is or are just sufficient.

A bare majority.

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Don't show your bare backside in public.

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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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(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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To uncover; to reveal.

She bared her teeth at him.

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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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Having no addition, adornment, or qualification.

The bare facts.

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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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Lacking the usual furnishings, equipment, or decoration.

Bare walls.

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Without tools or weapons.
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Threadbare.
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To make bare; uncover; strip; expose.
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lay bare
  • to open to view; uncover; expose
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Other Word Forms

Adjective

Base Form:
bare
Comparative:
barer
Superlative:
barest

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.

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  • Inflected forms.

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