- Alexander,1st Baron Ashburton,1774–1848, British statesman.
- Evelyn, 1st Earl of Cromer,1841–1917, British statesman and diplomat.
- 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 baring
Baring souls and exposing warts is no longer a cathartic exercise reserved solely for singer songwriters and soul chanteuses.Britney Spears Is the Last of the Pop Goddesses
December 3, 2013
Most men though, like Orlando Bloom, have no shame in grinning and baring it all.Hillary Clinton to Receive Michael Kors Award; Shirtless Men Take Over New York City
The Fashion Beast Team
August 1, 2013
Amateurs are also getting in on the action, baring skin and various throbbing appendages to boost their popularity.China Discovers Sex Online as Porn Invades Social Media
August 23, 2012
Now, toes are the main event, and in an effort to sex them up, designers are baring podiatric cleavage for the world to see.Christian Louboutin, Manolo Blahnik, Vibram: Toe Shoes Are In for Spring!
Misty White Sidell
April 12, 2012
People were baring flowers, clutching teddy bears, hugging each other, and sobbing.What Made One Goh, the Oikos University Shooter, Snap?
April 4, 2012
"We shall do as we please," growled Number Ten, baring his fangs.The Monster Men
Edgar Rice Burroughs
Get these fellows with you, and it's like Baring's name on the back of your bill.Davenport Dunn, Volume 2 (of 2)
Charles James Lever
She knew that her friend was baring to her a very secret chamber of his heart.Good Old Anna
Marie Belloc Lowndes
Here He weeps and prays at the very moment when He is baring the arm of Omnipotence.Memories of Bethany
John Ross Macduff
Come in and make Mr. Baring a cup of your good coffee—you will, Calliope?Friendship Village
- Evelyn, 1st Earl of Cromer. 1841–1917, English administrator. As consul general in Egypt with plenipotentiary powers, he controlled the Egyptian government from 1883 to 1907
- 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 baring
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."