Bare (?), a. [OE. bar, bare, AS. baer; akin to D. & G. baar, OHG. par, Icel. berr, Sw. & Dan. bar, OSlav. bos barefoot, Lith. basas; cf. Skr. bhas to shine .]

1.

Without clothes or covering; stripped of the usual covering; naked; as, his body is bare; the trees are bare.

2.

With head uncovered; bareheaded.

When once thy foot enters the church, be bare. Herbert.

3.

Without anything to cover up or conceal one's thoughts or actions; open to view; exposed.

Bare in thy guilt, how foul must thou appear ! Milton.

4.

Plain; simple; unadorned; without polish; bald; meager.

"Uttering bare truth."

Shak.

5.

Destitute; indigent; empty; unfurnished or scantily furnished; -- used with of (rarely with in) before the thing wanting or taken away; as, a room bare of furniture.

"A bare treasury."

Dryden.

6.

Threadbare; much worn.

It appears by their bare liveries that they live by your bare words. Shak.

7.

Mere; alone; unaccompanied by anything else; as, a bare majority.

"The bare necessaries of life."

Addison.

Nor are men prevailed upon by bare of naked truth. South.

Under bare poles Naut., having no sail set.

 

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Bare, n.

1.

Surface; body; substance.

[R.]

You have touched the very bare of naked truth. Marston.

2. Arch.

That part of a roofing slate, shingle, tile, or metal plate, which is exposed to the weather.

 

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Bare, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Bared(); p. pr. & vb. n. Baring.] [AS. barian. See Bare, a.]

To strip off the covering of; to make bare; as, to bare the breast.

 

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Bare.

Bore; the old preterit of Bear, v.

 

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