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Definition of Bare


  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.
  3. Without anything to cover up or conceal one's thoughts or actions; open to view; exposed.
  4. Plain; simple; unadorned; without polish; bald; meager.
  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.
  6. Threadbare; much worn.
  7. Mere; alone; unaccompanied by anything else; as, a bare majority.
  8. Surface; body; substance.
  9. That part of a roofing slate, shingle, tile, or metal plate, which is exposed to the weather.
  10. To strip off the covering of; to make bare; as, to bare the breast.
  11. Bore; the old preterit of Bear, v.
  12. of Bear

Bare Quotations

Each solstice is a domain of experience unto itself. At the Summer Solstice, all is green and growing, potential coming into being, the miracle of manifestation painted large on the canvas of awareness. At the Winter Solstice, the wind is cold, trees are bare and all lies in stillness beneath blankets of snow.
Gary Zukav

My sorrow, when she's here with me, thinks these dark days of autumn rain are beautiful as days can be; she loves the bare, the withered tree; she walks the sodden pasture lane.
Robert Frost

Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.
Khalil Gibran

Strength is the capacity to break a chocolate bar into four pieces with your bare hands - and then eat just one of the pieces.
Judith Viorst

I think bare legs in winter are idiotic. Unless your naked pins are toned, tanned and veinless, it's best to cover up. There is nothing more elegant in winter than dark tights worn with matching knee-length boots and a belted trench coat.
Joan Collins
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Bare Translations

bare in Dutch is onopgesmukt, onbedekt, bloot, naakt
bare in Finnish is alaston
bare in German is nackt
bare in Italian is denudare
bare in Latin is patesco
bare in Portuguese is nu, desencapado
bare in Spanish is desnudo
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