bald and laconic, it starts out from the image of the fisherman harvesting the river for food.
He had a round, very wide face, light eyes full of pride, a dimpled chin, a bald pate with a gray fringe.
As a bald man with an array of secret talents and passions, Vin Diesel literally wears many hats.
When people see you bald for the first time, they are a little taken aback, so earrings give them something to focus on.
He stops to point out a bald eagle landing on a rock in the river.
Now and then raising his arm by a slow, as if cautious movement, he scratched lightly the top of his bald head.
He was bald, and his hair and whiskers were sprinkled with gray.
The bald patch was out of sight, and the smile would have softened the heart of an income-tax assessor.
The minister Cromwell; you remember him—the one who was bald.
Now, every evening before leaving, he would look at his white mustache and bald head in the same mirror.
c.1300, ballede, probably, with Middle English -ede adjectival suffix + Celtic bal "white patch, blaze" especially on the head of a horse or other animal (from PIE root *bhel- (1) "to shine, flash, gleam;" see bleach (v.)). Cf., from the same root, Sanskrit bhalam "brightness, forehead," Greek phalos "white," Latin fulcia "coot" (so called for the white patch on its head), Albanian bale "forehead." But connection with ball (n.1), on notion of "smooth, round" also has been suggested. Bald eagle first attested 1680s; so called for its white head.
adj. bald·er, bald·est
Lacking hair on the head.