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Bare meaning

bare - 13 dictionary results

  1. 1. With head uncovered; bareheaded.
  2. 2. Without anything to cover up or conceal one's thoughts or actions; open to view; exposed.
  3. 3. Plain; simple; unadorned; without polish; bald; meager.
  4. 4. Threadbare; much worn.
  5. 5. Mere; alone; unaccompanied by anything else; as, a bare majority.
  6. 6. Surface; body; substance.
  7. 7. That part of a roofing slate, shingle, tile, or metal plate, which is exposed to the weather.
  8. 8. Bore; the old preterit of Bear, v.
  9. 9. 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.
  10. 10. Of bear.
  11. 11. Naked; plain; poor; mere.
  12. 12. Of to bear.
  13. 13. To lay open; expose.

bare - examples of usage

  1. These words would not have been enough to convince Cassandra of what she very much wished to believe had not Ralph taken the bare hand in his and demanded: " Why don't you tell us you're glad?" - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  2. He was conscious of a large window, full of light, of a bare table, and of a long looking- glass. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  3. He fell heavily forward, his face buried in a patch of bare earth. - "The Shepherd of the North", Richard Aumerle Maher.
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