adjective, bar·er, bar·est.
verb (used with object), bared, bar·ing.
Origin of bare1
Synonyms for bare
Antonyms for bare
Examples from the Web for bares
Contemporary Examples of bares
Oliver bares his soul as he highlights comments in which he is compared to a parrot and knocked for mocking an unremarkable soda.Viral Video of the Day: John Oliver Reads Your YouTube Comments
September 2, 2014
In his new 500-page memoir, Pete Townshend, quixotic songwriter/guitarist for The Who, bares his soul.Speed Read: 11 Most Shocking Moments From Pete Townshend’s ‘Who I Am’
October 8, 2012
The frame, divided into sections, bares the geometric abstraction of the artist's Cubist period.Remembering Irving Penn
October 8, 2009
The diffuse and imprecise nature of just who bares the increased tax liabilities makes the point difficult to understand.A Warning from Reagan's Economist
November 24, 2008
In ZDT, the actual raid on Osama bin Laden bares more resemblance to a surgical procedure than an all-out military assault.From ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ to ‘Medal of Honor’ Video Game: The SEAL Team Six Gift Guide
December 19, 2012
Historical Examples of bares
Lazy and indifferent the heron returns; the sky veils her stars; then bares them.Monday or Tuesday
It follows established facts, and bares to the reader the heart of his race.Common Science
Carleton W. Washburne
He bares his arms, and chucks the food into his mouth without ever moving his jaws.Tancred
And I want snares to catch the rabbits and the squirrels and the bares, and a pot to cook them in.The Hour Glass
W. B. Yeats
Or your English poet Wordsworth, 'The sea that bares her bosom to the wind'?The Beautiful White Devil
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."