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.
- barish, adjective
- bareness, noun
Other definitions for bare (2 of 2)
simple past tense of bear1.
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How to use bare in a sentence
If you can’t touch the ground with your bare hand or step on it with bare feet, it’ll hurt your pet, Perry and Mynchenberg both say.
Covid-19 is intensifying technonationalist tendencies in part by laying bare the differences between countries that are handling the pandemic well and those that aren’t.
It found that neck gaiters made out of a polyester spandex material allowed more droplets of liquid to pass through when the wearer was speaking than any other type of face covering—and even bare lips.
In the future, you can see a lot of students going straight for the bare essentials.
Some good preparation for bare-knuckle New York City politics.The Next Major Reform Prosecutor Could Well Be a ‘Survivor’ | Joshua Eferighe | August 4, 2020 | Ozy
This year, a bare-bones welfare program will continue into the New Year without being updated.To GOP Congress, as Usual, It’s Welfare on the Chopping Block | Monica Potts | December 25, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
“bare [sic] with me on vlogmas,” she told her fans in a Tweet.Meet Zoella—The Newbie Author Whose Book Sales Topped J.K. Rowling | Lucy Scholes | December 11, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The further forward bare-boned science goes, however, the more forceful the counter- response.Honey Boo Boo, Snake Oil, and Ebola: The Weird World of Young Living Essential Oils | Kent Sepkowitz | December 5, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Houses were evacuated and stripped bare, and civilians vanished at the sight of a truck.‘Argo’ in the Congo: The Ghosts of the Stanleyville Hostage Crisis | Nina Strochlic | November 23, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The American Academy of Pediatrics advocates for infants to be put to sleep in a bare crib to prevent SIDS.Kids Eat the Darndest Things: Laundry Pods, Teething Necklaces, and More Of The Weirdest Stuff Sending Kids to the E.R. | Russell Saunders | November 14, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Eggs and nestlings were found lying on the bare soil at the inner ends of the burrows; no nesting material was found.Summer Birds From the Yucatan Peninsula | Erwin E. Klaas
Sometimes the stems are quite bare; on other occasions they are partly branched; in any case the branches are short.How to Know the Ferns | S. Leonard Bastin
She thrust a bare, white arm from the curtain which shielded her open door, and received the cup from his hands.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories | Kate Chopin
From Canada on the north, to Texas on the south, the hot winds had laid the land seemingly bare.The Homesteader | Oscar Micheaux
Her little neck and arms were bare, and her hair, artificially crimped, stood out like fluffy black plumes over her head.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories | Kate Chopin
British Dictionary definitions for bare (1 of 2)
unclothed; exposed: used esp of a part of the body
without the natural, conventional, or usual covering or clothing: a bare tree
lacking appropriate furnishings, etc: a bare room
unembellished; simple: the bare facts
(prenomial) just sufficient; mere: he earned the bare minimum
with one's bare hands without a weapon or tool
(tr) to make bare; uncover; reveal
- bareness, noun
British Dictionary definitions for bare (2 of 2)
archaic a past tense of bear 1
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