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Meaning & Definition of Bare in English

English

Bare

/bɛr/

verb

1. Lay bare

  • "Bare your breasts"
  • "Bare your feelings"
    synonym:
  • bare

2. Make public

  • "She aired her opinions on welfare"
    synonym:
  • publicize
  • ,
  • publicise
  • ,
  • air
  • ,
  • bare

3. Lay bare

  • "Denude a forest"
    synonym:
  • denude
  • ,
  • bare
  • ,
  • denudate
  • ,
  • strip

adjective

1. Completely unclothed

  • "Bare bodies"
  • "Naked from the waist up"
  • "A nude model"
    synonym:
  • bare
  • ,
  • au naturel(p)
  • ,
  • naked
  • ,
  • nude

2. Lacking in amplitude or quantity

  • "A bare livelihood"
  • "A scanty harvest"
  • "A spare diet"
    synonym:
  • bare(a)
  • ,
  • scanty
  • ,
  • spare

3. Not having a protective covering

  • "Unsheathed cables"
  • "A bare blade"
    synonym:
  • unsheathed
  • ,
  • bare

4. Lacking its natural or customary covering

  • "A bare hill"
  • "Bare feet"
    synonym:
  • bare

5. Just barely adequate or within a lower limit

  • "A bare majority"
  • "A marginal victory"
    synonym:
  • bare(a)
  • ,
  • marginal

6. Apart from anything else

  • Without additions or modifications
  • "Only the bare facts"
  • "Shocked by the mere idea"
  • "The simple passage of time was enough"
  • "The simple truth"
    synonym:
  • bare(a)
  • ,
  • mere(a)
  • ,
  • simple(a)

7. Lacking a surface finish such as paint

  • "Bare wood"
  • "Unfinished furniture"
    synonym:
  • bare
  • ,
  • unfinished

8. Providing no shelter or sustenance

  • "Bare rocky hills"
  • "Barren lands"
  • "The bleak treeless regions of the high andes"
  • "The desolate surface of the moon"
  • "A stark landscape"
    synonym:
  • bare
  • ,
  • barren
  • ,
  • bleak
  • ,
  • desolate
  • ,
  • stark

9. Having everything extraneous removed including contents

  • "The bare walls"
  • "The cupboard was bare"
    synonym:
  • bare
  • ,
  • stripped

10. Lacking embellishment or ornamentation

  • "A plain hair style"
  • "Unembellished white walls"
  • "Functional architecture featuring stark unornamented concrete"
    synonym:
  • plain
  • ,
  • bare
  • ,
  • spare
  • ,
  • unembellished
  • ,
  • unornamented

Examples of using

Apparently my bare feet bothered him more than anything else.
It is not easy to catch a hare with your bare hands.
The room was bare of furniture.