bare


bare
1 adjective
1 WITHOUT CLOTHES not covered by clothes: Jonathan's bare feet made no sound in the soft sand.
2 LAND/TREES not covered by trees or grass, or not having any leaves: a bare hillside
3 ROOMS empty, not covered by anything, or not having any decorations: This room looks very bare - you need some pictures on the walls.
4 the bare facts/truth a statement that tells someone only what they need to know, with no additional details: a journalist who is not content to simply record the bare facts
5 SMALLEST AMOUNT NECESSARY (only before noun) the very least amount of something that you need to do something: He got 40% - a bare pass. | the bare essentials/necessities: The refugees fled, taking only the bare essentials. | the bare minimum (=the smallest amount possible): carrying the bare minimum of equipment | the barest (=the smallest or simplest possible): We can provide only the barest outline of the plan.
6 the bare bones the most important parts or facts of something without any detail: the bare bones of the plan
7 lay sth bare
a) to uncover something that was previously hidden: The excavation laid bare the streets of an ancient city.
b) to reveal something that was secret: The investigation laid bare a million-dollar embezzlement racket.
8 with your bare hands without using a weapon: He killed her with his bare hands.
- bareness noun 2 verb (T)
1 to let something be seen, by removing something that is covering it: The dog bared its teeth.
2 bare your soul to reveal your most secret feelings

Longman dictionary of contemporary English. 2004.

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  • Bare — (b[^a]r), a. [OE. bar, bare, AS. b[ae]r; akin to D. & G. baar, OHG. par, Icel. berr, Sw. & Dan. bar, Oslav. bos[u^] barefoot, Lith. basas; cf. Skr. bh[=a]s to shine. [root]85.] [1913 Webster] 1. Without clothes or covering; stripped of the usual… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bare — adj 1 Bare, naked, nude, bald, barren are comparable when they mean destitute or divested of the naturally or conventionally appropriate covering or clothing. Bare strongly suggests the removal or, often, the rejection of something additional,… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Bare — means minimal or naked. Bare may also refer to:Places: * Bare, Morecambe, a suburb of Morecambe, in Lancashire, England * Bare (woreda), a district in Ethiopia * Bare (Serbia), a place in Serbia * Bărăi, Cluj, a village in Romania, formerly… …   Wikipedia

  • bare — bare1 [ber] adj. barer, barest [ME bar < OE bær < IE * bhoso s < ? base * bhes , to rub off > SAND] 1. a) without the natural or customary covering [bare wooden floors] b) without clothing; naked [bare legs] …   English World dictionary

  • Bare — bzw. Baré bezeichnet: einen Spitznamen des US amerikanischen Country Sängers und Songwriters Bobby Bare Bare (Bezirk), einen Bezirk der ehemaligen deutschen Kolonie Deutsch Kamerun das Kurzwort (Kopfwort) für Barebacking Baré (Ethnie), einen… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • bare — bare; bare·fac·ed·ly; bare·fit; bare·ness; bare·sark; thread·bare·ness; un·bare; bare·head·ed·ness; iso·bare; …   English syllables

  • bare — [beə ǁ ber] adjective go bare INSURANCE if a business goes bare, it decides not to buy insurance to protect it against claims for damage or harm done by its products: • Some firms choose to go bare, preferring possible bankruptcy to the certainty …   Financial and business terms

  • Baré — can mean:* The Baré people of Brazil * The Baré language, spoken by the Barés * Baré Esporte Clube, a Brazilian football club * Jeanne Baré, a French explorer * Ibrahim Baré Maïnassara, a former head of state of Niger …   Wikipedia

  • bare — ► ADJECTIVE 1) not clothed or covered. 2) without the appropriate or usual covering or contents: a big, bare room. 3) without elaboration; basic: the bare facts. 4) only just sufficient: a bare majority. ► VERB ▪ uncover and reveal. ● …   English terms dictionary

  • Bare — Bare, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Bared}(b[^a]rd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Baring}.] [AS. barian. See {Bare}, a.] To strip off the covering of; to make bare; as, to bare the breast. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bare — barè interj. bure: Aveles par mum̃ šaukia barè barè barè Mlt …   Dictionary of the Lithuanian Language


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