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  • 1 bare facts — facts as they are, precise facts …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 2 bare — bare1 [ber] adj. barer, barest [ME bar < OE bær < IE * bhoso s < ? base * bhes , to rub off > SAND] 1. a) without the natural or customary covering [bare wooden floors] b) without clothing; naked [bare legs] …

    English World dictionary

  • 3 bare — ► ADJECTIVE 1) not clothed or covered. 2) without the appropriate or usual covering or contents: a big, bare room. 3) without elaboration; basic: the bare facts. 4) only just sufficient: a bare majority. ► VERB ▪ uncover and reveal. ● …

    English terms dictionary

  • 4 bare — bare1 [beə US ber] adj ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(without clothes)¦ 2¦(land/trees)¦ 3¦(not covered/empty)¦ 4 the bare facts 5¦(smallest amount necessary)¦ 6 the bare bones 7 lay something bare 8 with your bare hands 9 bare infinitive ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [: Old English; …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 5 bare — 1 adjective 1 WITHOUT CLOTHES not covered by clothes: Jonathan s bare feet made no sound in the soft sand. 2 LAND/TREES not covered by trees or grass, or not having any leaves: a bare hillside 3 ROOMS empty, not covered by anything, or not having …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 6 bare — [[t]be͟ə(r)[/t]] ♦♦♦ barer, barest, bares, baring, bared 1) ADJ If a part of your body is bare, it is not covered by any clothing. She was wearing only a thin robe over a flimsy nightdress, and her feet were bare... She had bare arms and a bare… …

    English dictionary

  • 7 bare — I UK [beə(r)] / US [ber] adjective Word forms bare : adjective bare comparative barer superlative barest ** 1) a part of your body that is bare is not covered by any clothes. When someone is not wearing any clothes at all, they are naked or nude… …

    English dictionary

  • 8 bare — bare1 barish, adj. bareness, n. /bair/, adj., barer, barest, v.t., bared, baring. adj. 1. without covering or clothing; naked; nude: bare legs. 2. without the usual furnishings, contents, etc.: bare walls. 3 …

    Universalium

  • 9 bare — I [[t]bɛər[/t]] adj. bar•er, bar•est 1) without covering or clothing; naked; nude: bare legs[/ex] 2) without the usual furnishings, contents, etc.: bare walls[/ex] 3) mere: a bare three miles[/ex] 4) unadorned; bald; plain: the bare facts[/ex] 5) …

    From formal English to slang

  • 10 bare — I. adjective (barer; barest) Etymology: Middle English, from Old English bær; akin to Old High German bar naked, Lithuanian basas barefoot Date: before 12th century 1. a. lacking a natural, usual, or appropriate covering b. (1) lacking clothing < …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 11 bare — adj. & v. adj. 1 (esp. of part of the body) unclothed or uncovered (with bare head). 2 without appropriate covering or contents: a (of a tree) leafless. b unfurnished; empty (bare rooms; the cupboard was bare). c (of a floor) uncarpeted. 3 a… …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 12 bare — 1. adjective 1) a giggling bare infant in her arms Syn: naked, unclothed, undressed, uncovered, stripped, having nothing on, nude, in the nude, stark naked; informal without a stitch on, buck naked, butt naked, mother naked, in one s birthday… …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 13 bare — I. /bɛə / (say bair) adjective (barer, barest) 1. without covering or clothing; naked or nude: bare knees. 2. with the head uncovered. 3. without the usual furnishings, contents, etc.: bare walls. 4. open to view; unconcealed; undisguised. 5.… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 14 bare — adjective 1) he was bare to the waist Syn: naked, unclothed, undressed, uncovered, stripped, with nothing on, nude; informal without a stitch on, in the altogether; Brit.; informal starkers; Scottish; informal in the scud; N.Amer.; …

    Synonyms and antonyms dictionary

  • 15 Bare-necked Umbrellabird — illustration of male Conservation status …

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  • 16 bare bones — bare′ bones′ n. pl. cvb the most essential facts or components: Reduce this report to its bare bones[/ex] • Etymology: 1910–15 bare′ bones , adj …

    From formal English to slang

  • 17 bare|bones — bare bones, the essentials of something, without any embellishment; the unadorned facts: »These are the bare bones of the policy (London Times). bare|bones «BAIR BOHNZ», noun, adjective. –n. a very skinny person, especially one whose bones can be …

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  • 18 bare|ly — «BAIR lee», adverb. 1. with nothing to spare; only just; scarcely: »He has barely enough money to live on. SYNONYM(S): See syn. under hardly. (Cf. ↑hardly) 2. poorly; …

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  • 19 bare bones — noun (plural) the most basic facts or elements he told us only the bare bones of the story • Usage Domain: ↑plural, ↑plural form, ↑colloquialism • Hypernyms: ↑kernel, ↑ …

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  • 20 bare bones — noun plural Date: 1647 the barest essentials, facts, or elements < the bare bones of her life > • bare bones adjective …

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