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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

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

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

It is no use painting the foot of the tree white, the strength of the bark cries out from beneath the paint.
Aime Cesaire

I knew, of course, that trees and plants had roots, stems, bark, branches and foliage that reached up toward the light. But I was coming to realize that the real magician was light itself.
Edward Steichen

My family would be supportive if I said I wanted to be a Martian, wear only banana skins, make love to ashtrays, and eat tree bark.
Casey Affleck
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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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