As adjectives the difference between bald and bleak
is that bald
is having no hair, fur or feathers while bleak
is without color; pale; pallid.
As nouns the difference between bald and bleak
is that bald
is (appalachian) a mountain summit or crest that lacks forest growth despite a warm climate conducive to such, as is found in many places in the southern while bleak
is a small european river fish (alburnus alburnus
), of the family cyprinidae.
As a verb bald
is to become bald.
Having no hair, fur or feathers.
* 1922 , (Margery Williams), (The Velveteen Rabbit)
# Having no hair on the head.
- The Skin Horse had lived longer in the nursery than any of the others. He was so old that his brown coat was bald in patches and showed the seams underneath, and most of the hairs in his tail had been pulled out to string bead necklaces.
Of tyres: whose surface is worn away.
Of a statement: empirically unsupported.
- a bald man with a moustache
* (having hair)
* bald as a coot
* bald eagle
(Appalachian) A mountain summit or crest that lacks forest growth despite a warm climate conducive to such, as is found in many places in the Southern .
From (etyl) bleke (also bleche > English .
Without color; pale; pallid.
Desolate and exposed; swept by cold winds.
- When she came out she looked as pale and as bleak as one that were laid out dead.
- Wastes too bleak to rear / The common growth of earth, the foodful ear.
- at daybreak, on the bleak sea beach
- A bleak and bare rock.
- They escaped across the bleak landscape.
- A bleak , crater-pocked moonscape.
Unhappy; cheerless; miserable; emotionally desolate.
- We hiked across open meadows and climbed bleak mountains.
- Downtown Albany felt bleak that February after the divorce.
- A bleak future is in store for you.
- The news is bleak .
- The survey paints a bleak picture.
Probably from (etyl) bleikja .