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bald

[ bawld ]
/ bɔld /
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adjective
verb (used without object)
to become bald.
noun
(often initial capital letter)Chiefly South Midland and Southern U.S. a treeless mountaintop or area near the top: often used as part of a proper name.
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Origin of bald

1250–1300; Middle English ball(e)d, equivalent to ball white spot (compare Welsh bal,Greek phaliós having a white spot) + -ed-ed3

OTHER WORDS FROM bald

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH bald

bald , balled, bawled
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British Dictionary definitions for bald

bald
/ (bɔːld) /

adjective
having no hair or fur, esp (of a man) having no hair on all or most of the scalp
lacking natural growth or covering
plain or blunta bald statement
bare or simple; unadorned
Also: baldfaced (of certain birds and other animals) having white markings on the head and face
(of a tyre) having a worn tread

Derived forms of bald

baldish, adjectivebaldly, adverbbaldness, noun

Word Origin for bald

C14 ballede (literally: having a white spot); related to Danish bǣldet, Greek phalaros having a white spot
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for bald

bald
[ bôld ]

adj.
Lacking hair on the head.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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