- without covering or clothing; naked; nude: bare legs.
- without the usual furnishings, contents, etc.: bare walls.
- open to view; unconcealed; undisguised: his bare dislike of neckties.
- unadorned; bald; plain: the bare facts.
- (of cloth) napless or threadbare.
- scarcely or just sufficient; mere: the bare necessities of life.
- Obsolete. with the head uncovered; bareheaded.
- to open to view; reveal or divulge: to bare one's arms; to bare damaging new facts.
Origin of bare1
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- simple past tense of bear1.
Examples from the Web for bared
You better take it before your filthy fraudulent self is bared to the nation.Why the FBI’s Suicide Note to MLK Still Matters
November 15, 2014
Remember the outcry when Miley Cyrus bared just her back (let alone her backside) for Vanity Fair?Pictures of Justin Bieber Naked Leak, and We Just Don’t Know How to Feel
August 12, 2013
Bared to You By Sylvia Day If what you want is a complete Fifty Shades clone, this is it.
From Michael Fassbender in ‘Shame’ to Daniel Radcliffe in ‘Equus,’ WATCH VIDEO of more male actors who bared it all.Shia LeBeouf, Michael Fassbender & More Full-Frontal Men (VIDEO)
The Daily Beast
June 18, 2012
There was no heaving cleavage, no dangerously high slits, no bared midriffs.Milan Fall Fashion Week 2012: Raf Simons’s Last Collection at Jil Sander
February 25, 2012
They bared the bench-boards; abroad they spread beds and bolsters.Beowulf
It was grey in colour, the ears were laid back, and the fangs were bared as if with hunger.Murder Point
At that they bared their knives and made shift to attack me.The Shame of Motley
"Her face has been bared to a thousand eyes and more," he cried.The Sea-Hawk
The other end of the cord was passed over one of the bared arms of the canopy-frame.Love-at-Arms
- unclothed; exposed: used esp of a part of the body
- without the natural, conventional, or usual covering or clothinga bare tree
- lacking appropriate furnishings, etca bare room
- unembellished; simplethe bare facts
- (prenomial) just sufficient; merehe earned the bare minimum
- with one's bare hands without a weapon or tool
- (tr) to make bare; uncover; reveal
- archaic a past tense of bear 1
Word Origin and History for bared
Old English barian, from bare (adj.). Related: Bared; baring.
Old English bær "naked, uncovered, unclothed," from Proto-Germanic *bazaz (cf. German bar, Old Norse berr, Dutch baar), from PIE *bhosos (cf. Armenian bok "naked;" Old Church Slavonic bosu, Lithuanian basas "barefoot"). Meaning "sheer, absolute" (c.1200) is from the notion of "complete in itself."