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bare (adj.)

Old English bær "naked, uncovered, unclothed," from Proto-Germanic *bazaz (source also of German bar, Old Norse berr, Dutch baar), from PIE *bhoso- "naked" (source also of Armenian bok "naked;" Old Church Slavonic bosu, Lithuanian basas "barefoot"). Meaning "sheer, absolute" (c. 1200) is from the notion of "complete in itself."

bare (v.)

"make bare, uncover," Old English barian, from bare (adj.). Related: Bared; baring.

updated on March 31, 2017

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Definitions of bare from WordNet
1
bare (adj.)
lacking in magnitude or quantity;
a bare livelihood
Synonyms: scanty / spare
bare (adj.)
completely unclothed;
bare bodies
Synonyms: au naturel / naked / nude
bare (adj.)
apart from anything else; without additions or modifications;
only the bare facts
Synonyms: mere / simple
bare (adj.)
just barely adequate or within a lower limit;
a bare majority
Synonyms: marginal
bare (adj.)
lacking its natural or customary covering;
a bare hill
bare feet
bare (adj.)
lacking a surface finish such as paint;
bare wood
Synonyms: unfinished
bare (adj.)
providing no shelter or sustenance;
bare rocky hills
Synonyms: barren / bleak / desolate / stark
bare (adj.)
having everything extraneous removed including contents;
the cupboard was bare
the bare walls
Synonyms: stripped
bare (adj.)
lacking embellishment or ornamentation;
Synonyms: plain / spare / unembellished / unornamented
bare (adj.)
not having a protective covering;
a bare blade
Synonyms: unsheathed
2
bare (v.)
lay bare;
bare your feelings
bare your breasts
bare (v.)
make public;
Synonyms: publicize / publicise / air
bare (v.)
lay bare;
Synonyms: denude / denudate / strip
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