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Definition of "bare" []

  • Lacking the usual or appropriate covering or clothing; naked: a bare arm. (adjective)
  • Exposed to view; undisguised: bare fangs. (adjective)
  • Lacking the usual furnishings, equipment, or decoration: bare walls. (adjective)
  • Having no addition, adornment, or qualification: the bare facts. See Synonyms at empty. (adjective)
  • Just sufficient; mere: the bare necessities. (adjective)
  • Unclothed; exposed: used esp of a part of the body (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Without the natural, conventional, or usual covering or clothing (adjective)
  • Lacking appropriate furnishings, etc (adjective)
  • Unembellished; simple (adjective)
  • Just sufficient; mere (adjective)
  • To make bare; uncover; reveal (verb)

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Use "bare" in a sentence
  • "In what I call bare assent, there is no time-element in the feeling of belief, though there may be in the content of what is believed."
  • "Yonkers Mayor Phil Amicone Wednesday released what he termed a bare-bones proposed budget that will avoid doomsday job, school and service cuts, but will h ..."
  • "After what she described as a bare-bones Christmas, she said she looked over her household finances and realized they might lose their home."