bare

1
[ bair ]
/ bɛər /

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.

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 forms

bar·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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Examples from the Web for barish

  • It stands at the end of a long spit of land—a long, barish peninsula that has no houses and looks as if it might be golf-links.

    Sea and Sardinia|D. H. Lawrence
  • Some patches of ancient coppice at the base of the barish hills behind, give it even a smiling aspect.

  • Stocks come flyin down, like litenin, and the barish porshun of the compenney, was makin a immense pile of munney.

    The Bad Boy At Home|Walter T. Gray

British Dictionary definitions for barish (1 of 2)

bare

1
/ (bɛə) /

adjective

verb

(tr) to make bare; uncover; reveal

Derived Forms

bareness, noun

Word Origin for bare

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

British Dictionary definitions for barish (2 of 2)

bare

2
/ (bɛə) /

verb

archaic a past tense of bear 1
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