From (etyl) (m), (m), from (etyl) .
Minimal; that is or are just sufficient.
- a bare majority
- the bare necessaries of life
Having no supplies.
- Don't show your bare backside in public.
- a room bare of furniture
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- The cupboard was bare .
Having no decoration.
- Localities across New Jersey imposed curfews to prevent looting. In Monmouth, Ocean and other counties, people waited for hours for gasoline at the few stations that had electricity. Supermarket shelves were stripped bare .
Having had what usually covers (something) removed.
- The walls of this room are bare — why not hang some paintings on them?
(British, slang, not comparable) A lot or lots of.
- The trees were left bare after the swarm of locusts devoured all the leaves.
With head uncovered; bareheaded.
- It's bare money to get in the club each time, man.
Without anything to cover up or conceal one's thoughts or actions; open to view; exposed.
- When once thy foot enters the church, be bare .
Threadbare; much worn.
- Bare in thy guilt, how foul must thou appear!
- It appears by their bare liveries that they live by your bare words.
* (minimal) mere, minimal
* (without a condom)
* (naked) exposed, naked, nude, uncovered, undressed
* (having no supplies) empty, unfurnished, unstocked, unsupplied
* (having no decoration) empty, plain, unadorned, undecorated
* (having had what usually covers (something) removed ): despoiled, stripped, uncovered
* (minimal) ample, plentiful, sufficient
* (naked) covered, covered up, dressed, unexposed
* (having no supplies) full, furnished, stocked, supplied, well-stocked
* (having no decoration) adorned, decorated, ornate
* ace bare
* bare boards
* bare bones
* barefoot, barefooted
* bare-knuckle fight
* bare patch
* in one's bare skin
* king bare
* lay bare
* with one's bare hands
(British, slang) Very; significantly.
Without a condom
- This porno's bare whack, bruv.
the surface, the (bare) skin
* 1599 ,
* 2002 , Darren Shan, Hunters of the dusk: 7 :
- In sad good earnest, sir, you have toucht the very bare of naked truth [...]
Surface; body; substance.
- Vancha clasped the bare of my neck and squeezed amiably.
(architecture) That part of a roofing slate, shingle, tile, or metal plate, which is exposed to the weather.
- You have touched the very bare of naked truth.
From (etyl) (m).
To uncover; to reveal.
- She bared her teeth at him.
* (uncover) expose, lay bare, reveal, show, uncover
* (uncover) cover, cover up, hide
* bare one's breast
* bare one's soul
* bare one's teeth
* Bible, Josh. iii. 15
* 1898 , , (Moonfleet) Chapter 5
- The feet of the priest that bare the ark were dipped in the brim of the water.
- And so I put thee on my shoulder and bare thee back, and here thou art in David's room, and shalt find board and bed with me as long as thou hast mind to