Bark meaning

bärk
The definition of bark is the protective skin of trees and plants that produces wood.

The covering on the outside of a tree is an example of bark.

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A bark is defined as a short loud sound made by a dog or some other animals, or is any sound that resembles the yipping sound of a dog.

A dog saying "woof" is an example of a bark.

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To take the bark off; specif., to girdle (a tree)
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To rub off the skin of; abrade.

Barked my shin on the car door.

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To make the characteristic sharp, abrupt cry of a dog.
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To treat (a patient) using a medicinal bark infusion.
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A sailing ship with from three to five masts, all of them square-rigged except the after mast, which is fore-and-aft rigged.
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A small vessel that is propelled by oars or sails.
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The outside covering of the stems and roots of trees and woody plants.
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Some kinds of this matter used in tanning, dyeing, etc.
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To treat with a bark infusion, as in leather tanning.
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To scrape some skin off.

To bark one's shin.

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To make a sound like this.

The engine barked.

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To speak or shout sharply; snap.
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To cough.
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To advertise a show, sale, etc. by shouting about it in public.
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To say or advertise with a bark or shout.
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The sharp, abrupt sound made by a dog.
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Any sharp, abrupt sound or utterance like this.
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Any boat, esp. a small sailing boat.
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The protective outer covering of the trunk, branches, and roots of trees and other woody plants. Bark includes all tissues outside the vascular cambium. In older trees, bark is usually divided into inner bark, consisting of living phloem, and outer bark, consisting of the periderm (the phelloderm, cork cambium, and cork) and all the tissues outside it. The outer bark is mainly dead tissue that protects the tree from heat, cold, insects, and other dangers. The appearance of bark varies according to the manner in which the periderm forms, as in broken layers or smoother rings. Bark also has lenticels, porous corky areas that allow for the exchange of water vapor and gases with the interior living tissues.
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To bark means to woof or to make another sound like a dog makes.

An example of bark is when a dog looks up at the moon and goes "woof."

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The harsh sound uttered by a dog.
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A sound, such as a cough, that is similar to a dog's bark.
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To utter a bark.
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To make a sound similar to a bark.
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To speak sharply; snap.
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To work as a barker, as at a carnival.
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To utter in a loud, harsh voice.

The quarterback barked out the signals.

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The tough outer covering of the woody stems and roots of trees, shrubs, and other woody plants. It includes all tissues outside the vascular cambium.
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A specific kind of bark used for a special purpose, as in tanning or medicine.
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To remove bark from (a tree or log).
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To tan or dye (leather or fabric) by steeping in an infusion of bark.
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A sailing vessel with its two forward masts square-rigged and its rear mast rigged fore and aft.
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bark up the wrong tree
  • To misdirect one's energies or attention.
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bark up the wrong tree
  • To misdirect one's attack, energies, etc.
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Origin of bark

  • Middle English barke boat from Old French barque from Old Italian barca from Latin Latin bāris Egyptian flatbottom boat from Greek from Egyptian byr, br
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Middle English berken to bark from Old English beorcan
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • Middle English from Old Norse börkr
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition