Meaning of bare


Pronunciation: (bâr), [key]
— adj., v.t., bar•er, bar•est, bared, bar•ing.
  1. without covering or clothing; naked; nude: bare legs.
  2. without the usual furnishings, contents, etc.: bare walls.
  3. open to view; unconcealed; undisguised: his bare dislike of neckties.
  4. unadorned; bald; plain: the bare facts.
  5. (of cloth) napless or threadbare.
  6. scarcely or just sufficient; mere: the bare necessities of life.
  7. with the head uncovered; bareheaded.
  1. to open to view; reveal or divulge: to bare one's arms; to bare damaging new facts.


Pronunciation: (bâr), [key]
— v. Archaic.
  1. pt. of
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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