Bare - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ber|  American pronunciation of the word bare
Brit.  |beə|  British pronunciation of the word bare
- lay bare
- make public (syn: air, publicize)
- lay bare (syn: denudate, denude, strip)
- completely unclothed (syn: naked, nude)
- lacking in magnitude or quantity (syn: scanty, spare)
- just barely adequate or within a lower limit (syn: marginal)
- apart from anything else; without additions or modifications (syn: mere, simple)
- lacking a surface finish such as paint (syn: unfinished)
- providing no shelter or sustenance (syn: barren, bleak, desolate, stark)
- having everything extraneous removed including contents (syn: stripped)
- lacking embellishment or ornamentation (syn: plain, spare)


There was a rug in the front room of the house, but the other floors were bare.

Do not let the bare wires touch.

He covered her bare arms with his coat.

He had a glove on his left hand, but his right hand was bare.

The ground was bare where the statue had stood for years.

There was only one bare shelf.

Her office was pretty bare, having only one desk and one chair.

This is the barest room in the house.

He only told me the bare facts about what happened.

He bared his chest to show the scar.

...finally bared the secret that she had kept to herself for so long...

The hills were bare of vegetation.

The room was cold and completely bare.

He quite bared his garden in feeding us.

Check out this new game - it's bare hard.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: bare
he/she/it: bares
present participle: baring
past tense: bared
past participle: bared
comparative: barer
superlative: barest
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