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Meaning of bald

bald

Pronunciation: (bôld), [key]
— adj.
  1. having little or no hair on the scalp: a bald head; a bald person.
  2. destitute of some natural growth or covering: a bald mountain.
  3. lacking detail; bare; plain; unadorned: a bald prose style.
  4. open; undisguised: a bald lie.
  5. having white on the head: the bald eagle.
  6. (of a tire) having the tread completely worn away.
—v.i.
  1. to become bald.
—n.
  1. (often cap.)a treeless mountaintop or area near the top: often used as part of a proper name.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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