Bare

Definition of Bare

Pronunciation: bâr
a.1.
1.Without clothes or covering; stripped of the usual covering; naked; as, his body is bare; the trees are bare.
2.With head uncovered; bareheaded.
When once thy foot enters the church, be bare.
- Herbert.
3.Without anything to cover up or conceal one's thoughts or actions; open to view; exposed.
Bare in thy guilt, how foul must thou appear !
- Milton.
4.Plain; simple; unadorned; without polish; bald; meager.
5.Destitute; indigent; empty; unfurnished or scantily furnished; - used with of (rarely with in) before the thing wanting or taken away; as, a room bare of furniture.
6.Threadbare; much worn.
It appears by their bare liveries that they live by your bare words.
- Shak.
7.Mere; alone; unaccompanied by anything else; as, a bare majority.
Nor are men prevailed upon by bare words.
- South.
Under bare poles
(Naut.) having no sail set.
n.1.Surface; body; substance.
You have touched the very bare of naked truth.
- Marston.
2.(Arch.) That part of a roofing slate, shingle, tile, or metal plate, which is exposed to the weather.
v. t.1.To strip off the covering of; to make bare; as, to bare the breast.
[imp. & p. p. Bared(bârd); p. pr. & vb. n. Baring.]
v.1.Bore; the old preterit of Bear, v.

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