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English Dictionary: bare by the DICT Development Group
6 results for bare
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. completely unclothed; "bare bodies"; "naked from the waist up"; "a nude model"
    Synonym(s): bare, au naturel(p), naked, nude
  2. lacking in amplitude or quantity; "a bare livelihood"; "a scanty harvest"; "a spare diet"
    Synonym(s): bare(a), scanty, spare
  3. not having a protective covering; "unsheathed cables"; "a bare blade"
    Synonym(s): unsheathed, bare
    Antonym(s): sheathed
  4. lacking its natural or customary covering; "a bare hill"; "bare feet"
    Antonym(s): covered
  5. just barely adequate or within a lower limit; "a bare majority"; "a marginal victory"
    Synonym(s): 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(s): bare(a), mere(a), simple(a)
  7. lacking a surface finish such as paint; "bare wood"; "unfinished furniture"
    Synonym(s): 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(s): bare, barren, bleak, desolate, stark
  9. having everything extraneous removed including contents; "the bare walls"; "the cupboard was bare"
    Synonym(s): bare, stripped
  10. lacking embellishment or ornamentation; "a plain hair style"; "unembellished white walls"; "functional architecture featuring stark unornamented concrete"
    Synonym(s): plain, bare, spare, unembellished, unornamented
  1. lay bare; "bare your breasts"; "bare your feelings"
  2. make public; "She aired her opinions on welfare"
    Synonym(s): publicize, publicise, air, bare
  3. lay bare; "denude a forest"
    Synonym(s): denude, bare, denudate, strip
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Bare \Bare\, n.
      1. Surface; body; substance. [R.]
                     You have touched the very bare of naked truth.
      2. (Arch.) That part of a roofing slate, shingle, tile, or
            metal plate, which is exposed to the weather.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Bare \Bare\, a. [OE. bar, bare, AS. b[91]r; akin to D. & G.
      baar, OHG. par, Icel. berr, Sw. & Dan. bar, OSlav. bos[?]
      barefoot, Lith. basas; cf. Skr. bh[be]s to shine [?].]
      1. Without clothes or covering; stripped of the usual
            covering; naked; as, his body is bare; the trees are bare.
      2. With head uncovered; bareheaded.
                     When once thy foot enters the church, be bare.
      3. Without anything to cover up or conceal one's thoughts or
            actions; open to view; exposed.
                     Bare in thy guilt, how foul must thou appear!
      4. Plain; simple; unadorned; without polish; bald; meager.
            [bd]Uttering bare truth.[b8] --Shak.
      5. Destitute; indigent; empty; unfurnished or scantily
            furnished; -- used with of (rarely with in) before the
            thing wanting or taken away; as, a room bare of furniture.
            [bd]A bare treasury.[b8] --Dryden.
      6. Threadbare; much worn.
                     It appears by their bare liveries that they live by
                     your bare words.                                 --Shak.
      7. Mere; alone; unaccompanied by anything else; as, a bare
            majority. [bd]The bare necessaries of life.[b8] --Addison.
                     Nor are men prevailed upon by bare of naked truth.
      {Under bare poles} (Naut.), having no sail set.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Bare \Bare\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Bared}([?]); p. pr. & vb. n.
      {Baring}.] [AS. barian. See {Bare}, a.]
      To strip off the covering of; to make bare; as, to bare the

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Bare \Bare\
      Bore; the old preterit of {Bear}, v.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Bear \Bear\ (b[acir]r), v. t. [imp. {Bore} (b[omac]r) (formerly
      {Bare} (b[acir]r)); p. p. {Born} (b[ocir]rn), {Borne}
      (b[omac]r); p. pr. & vb. n. {Bearing}.] [OE. beren, AS.
      beran, beoran, to bear, carry, produce; akin to D. baren to
      bring forth, G. geb[84]ren, Goth. ba[a1]ran to bear or carry,
      Icel. bera, Sw. b[84]ra, Dan. b[91]re, OHG. beran, peran, L.
      ferre to bear, carry, produce, Gr. fe`rein, OSlav brati to
      take, carry, OIr. berim I bear, Skr. bh[rsdot] to bear.
      [root]92. Cf. {Fertile}.]
      1. To support or sustain; to hold up.
      2. To support and remove or carry; to convey.
                     I 'll bear your logs the while.         --Shak.
      3. To conduct; to bring; -- said of persons. [Obs.]
                     Bear them to my house.                        --Shak.
      4. To possess and use, as power; to exercise.
                     Every man should bear rule in his own house.
                                                                              --Esther i.
      5. To sustain; to have on (written or inscribed, or as a
            mark), as, the tablet bears this inscription.
      6. To possess or carry, as a mark of authority or
            distinction; to wear; as, to bear a sword, badge, or name.
      7. To possess mentally; to carry or hold in the mind; to
            entertain; to harbor --Dryden.
                     The ancient grudge I bear him.            --Shak.
      8. To endure; to tolerate; to undergo; to suffer.
                     Should such a man, too fond to rule alone, Bear,
                     like the Turk, no brother near the throne. --Pope.
                     I cannot bear The murmur of this lake to hear.
                     My punishment is greater than I can bear. --Gen. iv.
      9. To gain or win. [Obs.]
                     Some think to bear it by speaking a great word.
                     She was . . . found not guilty, through bearing of
                     friends and bribing of the judge.      --Latimer.
      10. To sustain, or be answerable for, as blame, expense,
            responsibility, etc.
                     He shall bear their iniquities.         --Is. liii.
                     Somewhat that will bear your charges. --Dryden.
      11. To render or give; to bring forward. [bd]Your testimony
            bear[b8] --Dryden.
      12. To carry on, or maintain; to have. [bd]The credit of
            bearing a part in the conversation.[b8] --Locke.
      13. To admit or be capable of; that is, to suffer or sustain
            without violence, injury, or change.
                     In all criminal cases the most favorable
                     interpretation should be put on words that they can
                     possibly bear.                                 --Swift.
      14. To manage, wield, or direct. [bd]Thus must thou thy body
            bear.[b8] --Shak. Hence: To behave; to conduct.
                     Hath he borne himself penitently in prison ?
      15. To afford; to be to; to supply with.
                     His faithful dog shall bear him company. --Pope.
      16. To bring forth or produce; to yield; as, to bear apples;
            to bear children; to bear interest.
                     Here dwelt the man divine whom Samos bore.
      Note: In the passive form of this verb, the best modern usage
               restricts the past participle born to the sense of
               brought forth, while borne is used in the other senses
               of the word. In the active form, borne alone is used as
               the past participle.
      {To bear down}.
            (a) To force into a lower place; to carry down; to
                  depress or sink. [bd]His nose, . . . large as were
                  the others, bore them down into insignificance.[b8]
            (b) To overthrow or crush by force; as, to bear down an
      {To bear a hand}.
            (a) To help; to give assistance.
            (b) (Naut.) To make haste; to be quick.
      {To bear in hand}, to keep (one) up in expectation, usually
            by promises never to be realized; to amuse by false
            pretenses; to delude. [Obs.] [bd]How you were borne in
            hand, how crossed.[b8] --Shak.
      {To bear in mind}, to remember.
      {To bear off}.
            (a) To restrain; to keep from approach.
            (b) (Naut.) To remove to a distance; to keep clear from
                  rubbing against anything; as, to bear off a blow; to
                  bear off a boat.
            (c) To gain; to carry off, as a prize.
      {To bear one hard}, to owe one a grudge. [Obs.] [bd]C[91]sar
            doth bear me hard.[b8] --Shak.
      {To bear out}.
            (a) To maintain and support to the end; to defend to the
                  last. [bd]Company only can bear a man out in an ill
                  thing.[b8] --South.
            (b) To corroborate; to confirm.
      {To bear up}, to support; to keep from falling or sinking.
            [bd]Religious hope bears up the mind under sufferings.[b8]
      Syn: To uphold; sustain; maintain; support; undergo; suffer;
               endure; tolerate; carry; convey; transport; waft.
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