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Definition of Bark


  1. To strip the bark from; to peel.
  2. To abrade or rub off any outer covering from; as to bark one's heel.
  3. To girdle. See Girdle, v. t., 3.
  4. To cover or inclose with bark, or as with bark; as, to bark the roof of a hut.
  5. To make a short, loud, explosive noise with the vocal organs; -- said of some animals, but especially of dogs.
  6. To make a clamor; to make importunate outcries.
  7. The short, loud, explosive sound uttered by a dog; a similar sound made by some other animals.
  8. Alt. of Barque

Bark Quotations

I have no way of knowing how people really feel, but the vast majority of those I meet couldn't be nicer. Every once in a while someone barks at me. My New Year's resolution is not to bark back.
Tucker Carlson

The dogs with the loudest bark are the ones that are most afraid.
Norman Reedus

Jealousy is a dog's bark which attracts thieves.
Karl Kraus

Journalists are like dogs, when ever anything moves they begin to bark.
Arthur Schopenhauer

The press is a watchdog. Not an attack dog. Not a lapdog. A watchdog. Now, a watchdog can't be right all the time. He doesn't bark only when he sees or smells something that's dangerous. A good watchdog barks at things that are suspicious.
Dan Rather
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Bark Translations

bark in Afrikaans is skil
bark in Danish is bark
bark in Dutch is boomschors, schors
bark in Finnish is haukkua
bark in German is Rinde, Bellen, Rinde, Borke
bark in Italian is abbaio, corteccia, scorza
bark in Latin is crusta
bark in Norwegian is bjeff, bjeffe
bark in Portuguese is casca
bark in Spanish is ladrido, corteza, ladrar
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