bare

1
[ bair ]
/ bɛər /
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adjective, bar·er, bar·est.

verb (used with object), bared, bar·ing.

to open to view; reveal or divulge: to bare one's arms; to bare damaging new facts.

Nearby words

  1. bardo,
  2. bardolatry,
  3. bardolino,
  4. bardot,
  5. bardy,
  6. bare bones,
  7. bare hands, with one's,
  8. bare infinitive,
  9. bare lymphocyte syndrome,
  10. bare necessities

Origin of bare

1
before 900; Middle English; Old English bær; cognate with Old Frisian ber, Dutch baar, Old Saxon, Old High German, German bar, Old Norse berr, Lithuanian bãsas barefoot, Russian bos; akin to Armenian bok naked

SYNONYMS FOR bare
ANTONYMS FOR bare
1. covered.

Related formsbar·ish, adjectivebare·ness, noun

Synonym study

2. Bare, stark, barren share the sense of lack or absence of something that might be expected. Bare, the least powerful in connotation of the three, means lack of expected or usual coverings, furnishings, or embellishments: bare floor, feet, head. Stark implies extreme severity or desolation and resultant bleakness or dreariness: a stark landscape; a stark, emotionless countenance. Barren carries a strong sense of sterility and oppressive dullness: barren fields; a barren relationship. 6. See mere1.

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British Dictionary definitions for barer

bare

1
/ (bɛə) /

adjective

verb

(tr) to make bare; uncover; reveal
Derived Formsbareness, noun

Word Origin for bare

Old English bær; compare Old Norse berr, Old High German bar naked, Old Slavonic bosǔ barefoot

bare

2
/ (bɛə) /

verb

archaic a past tense of bear 1
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Word Origin and History for barer
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