bare


bare
I UK [beə(r)] / US [ber] adjective
Word forms "bare":
adjective bare comparative barer superlative barest
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1) a part of your body that is bare is not covered by any clothes. When someone is not wearing any clothes at all, they are naked or nude

She wore a low-necked dress and her arms were bare.

It's better to do yoga in bare feet.

bare-chested/bare-legged:

a group of bare-chested youths

a) bare walls, surfaces etc have no covering or decoration

a room with peeling wallpaper and bare floorboards

a bare light bulb

b) bare trees or areas of land have nothing growing on them

bare rock

the tree's bare branches

2) containing nothing

The room was cold and bare.

Panic buying has stripped the stores bare.

bare of:

The little house was almost completely bare of furniture.

3) basic, with nothing extra
bare facts/details:

Readers want more than just the bare facts.

bare essentials/necessities:

Some families don't even have enough money for the bare essentials like food and clothing.

the bare minimum:

They only had the bare minimum of equipment.

4) used for emphasizing how small an amount is

Our profit margin is a bare 1%.


II UK [beə(r)] / US [ber] verb [transitive]
Word forms "bare":
present tense I/you/we/they bare he/she/it bares present participle baring past tense bared past participle bared
1) to remove something that hides or covers something such as a part of your body

He pulled the shirt up, baring his injuries.

bare your teeth (= show your teeth in a threatening way):

The dog growled and bared its teeth.

2) mainly literary if you bare yourself or bare your soul, you tell someone your most private thoughts

English dictionary. 2014.

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  • Bare — (b[^a]r), a. [OE. bar, bare, AS. b[ae]r; akin to D. & G. baar, OHG. par, Icel. berr, Sw. & Dan. bar, Oslav. bos[u^] barefoot, Lith. basas; cf. Skr. bh[=a]s to shine. [root]85.] [1913 Webster] 1. Without clothes or covering; stripped of the usual… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bare — adj 1 Bare, naked, nude, bald, barren are comparable when they mean destitute or divested of the naturally or conventionally appropriate covering or clothing. Bare strongly suggests the removal or, often, the rejection of something additional,… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Bare — means minimal or naked. Bare may also refer to:Places: * Bare, Morecambe, a suburb of Morecambe, in Lancashire, England * Bare (woreda), a district in Ethiopia * Bare (Serbia), a place in Serbia * Bărăi, Cluj, a village in Romania, formerly… …   Wikipedia

  • bare — bare1 [ber] adj. barer, barest [ME bar < OE bær < IE * bhoso s < ? base * bhes , to rub off > SAND] 1. a) without the natural or customary covering [bare wooden floors] b) without clothing; naked [bare legs] …   English World dictionary

  • Bare — bzw. Baré bezeichnet: einen Spitznamen des US amerikanischen Country Sängers und Songwriters Bobby Bare Bare (Bezirk), einen Bezirk der ehemaligen deutschen Kolonie Deutsch Kamerun das Kurzwort (Kopfwort) für Barebacking Baré (Ethnie), einen… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • bare — bare; bare·fac·ed·ly; bare·fit; bare·ness; bare·sark; thread·bare·ness; un·bare; bare·head·ed·ness; iso·bare; …   English syllables

  • bare — [beə ǁ ber] adjective go bare INSURANCE if a business goes bare, it decides not to buy insurance to protect it against claims for damage or harm done by its products: • Some firms choose to go bare, preferring possible bankruptcy to the certainty …   Financial and business terms

  • Baré — can mean:* The Baré people of Brazil * The Baré language, spoken by the Barés * Baré Esporte Clube, a Brazilian football club * Jeanne Baré, a French explorer * Ibrahim Baré Maïnassara, a former head of state of Niger …   Wikipedia

  • bare — ► ADJECTIVE 1) not clothed or covered. 2) without the appropriate or usual covering or contents: a big, bare room. 3) without elaboration; basic: the bare facts. 4) only just sufficient: a bare majority. ► VERB ▪ uncover and reveal. ● …   English terms dictionary

  • Bare — Bare, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Bared}(b[^a]rd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Baring}.] [AS. barian. See {Bare}, a.] To strip off the covering of; to make bare; as, to bare the breast. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bare — barè interj. bure: Aveles par mum̃ šaukia barè barè barè Mlt …   Dictionary of the Lithuanian Language


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