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 barest
Only the barest majority, 51 percent, says Obama is in touch with the concerns of most Americans.
While this helped him, Sizemore adds with just the barest glimmer of pride, "I wouldn't need that type of threat now."
Only the barest pragmatism will ring true, and then only if the person is receptive, which this user clearly wasn't.
There was the barest hesitation, and then they were forced back in their seats, with 5G acceleration.Evil Out of Onzar|Mark Ganes
He had the barest acquaintance with Sir Denis, and he would have passed by if the old soldier had not stopped him.Mary Gray|Katharine Tynan
Of the castle built in 1125 there are only the barest traces.
You have been here six days, and you have not given me the barest chance of speaking to you.The Grey Cloak|Harold MacGrath
Even so a drowning man fights who in old failures to learn swimming has just mastered its barest rudiments.Somehow Good|William de Morgan
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."