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English Dictionary: Bald by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
bald
adj
  1. with no effort to conceal; "a barefaced lie" [syn: bald, barefaced]
  2. lacking hair on all or most of the scalp; "a bald pate"; "a bald-headed gentleman"
    Synonym(s): bald, bald-headed, bald- pated
  3. without the natural or usual covering; "a bald spot on the lawn"; "bare hills"
    Synonym(s): bald, denuded, denudate
v
  1. grow bald; lose hair on one's head; "He is balding already"
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Bald \Bald\, a. [OE. balled, ballid, perh. the p. p. of ball to
      reduce to the roundness or smoothness of a ball, by removing
      hair. [root]85. But cf. W. bali whiteness in a horse's
      forehead.]
      1. Destitute of the natural or common covering on the head or
            top, as of hair, feathers, foliage, trees, etc.; as, a
            bald head; a bald oak.
  
                     On the bald top of an eminence.         --Wordsworth.
  
      2. Destitute of ornament; unadorned; bare; literal.
  
                     In the preface to his own bald translation.
                                                                              --Dryden.
  
      3. Undisguised. [bd] Bald egotism.[b8] --Lowell.
  
      4. Destitute of dignity or value; paltry; mean. [Obs.]
  
      5. (Bot.) Destitute of a beard or awn; as, bald wheat.
  
      6. (Zo[94]l.)
            (a) Destitute of the natural covering.
            (b) Marked with a white spot on the head; bald-faced.
  
      {Bald buzzard} (Zo[94]l.), the fishhawk or osprey.
  
      {Bald coot} (Zo[94]l.), a name of the European coot ({Fulica
            atra}), alluding to the bare patch on the front of the
            head.
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