adjective, bar·er, bar·est.
verb (used with object), bared, bar·ing.
- bare bones,
- bare hands, with one's,
- bare infinitive,
- bare lymphocyte syndrome,
- bare necessities
Origin of bare1
Examples from the Web for barer
The worse the weather, the barer the sailor's kit, the better the market for the captain's commodities.The Shellback's Progress|Walter Runciman
Snake made lights with the jewels, and once more they began to pick their way over the terrain, barer and barer of vegetation.The Jewels of Aptor|Samuel R. Delany
A simpler, barer place than a room in barracks it would be hard to imagine.A Cadet's Honor|Upton Sinclair
Yes, the reality was barer than the picture that she had seen.The Man Who Was Good|Leonard Merrick
Now shall I shew thee why thou art more naked and barer than the fig tree.Le Morte D'Arthur, Volume II (of II)|Thomas Malory
Word Origin for bare
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."