What is the meaning of bare?


  • Lay bare.
    • usage: "bare your breasts"; "bare your feelings"
  • Make public.
    • usage: "She aired her opinions on welfare"
  • Lay bare.
    • usage: "denude a forest"


  • Completely unclothed.
    • usage: "bare bodies"; "naked from the waist up"; "a nude model"
  • Lacking in amplitude or quantity.
    • usage: "a bare livelihood"; "a scanty harvest"; "a spare diet"
  • Not having a protective covering.
    • usage: "unsheathed cables"; "a bare blade"
  • Lacking its natural or customary covering.
    • usage: "a bare hill"; "bare feet"
  • Just barely adequate or within a lower limit.
    • usage: "a bare majority"; "a marginal victory"
  • Apart from anything else; without additions or modifications.
    • usage: "only the bare facts"; "shocked by the mere idea"; "the simple passage of time was enough"; "the simple truth"
  • Lacking a surface finish such as paint.
    • usage: "bare wood"; "unfinished furniture"
  • Providing no shelter or sustenance.
    • usage: "bare rocky hills"; "barren lands"; "the bleak treeless regions of the high Andes"; "the desolate surface of the moon"; "a stark landscape"
  • Having everything extraneous removed including contents.
    • usage: "the bare walls"; "the cupboard was bare"
  • Lacking embellishment or ornamentation.
    • usage: "a plain hair style"; "unembellished white walls"; "functional architecture featuring stark unornamented concrete"
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APAWordNet. (2010). bare. Retrieved April 22, 2019, from http://smartdefine.org/bare/definitions/1168975
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MLAWordNet. "bare" 23 October 2010. Web. 22 April 2019. <http://smartdefine.org/bare/definitions/1168975>
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