Bald (?), a. [OE. balled, ballid, perh. the p.p. of ball to reduce to the roundness or smoothness of a ball, by removing hair. &root;85. But cf. W. bali whiteness in a horse's forehead.]
Destitute of the natural or common covering on the head or top, as of hair, feathers, foliage, trees, etc.; as, a bald head; a bald oak.
On the bald top of an eminence.
Destitute of ornament; unadorned; bare; literal.
In the preface to his own bald translation.
Destitute of dignity or value; paltry; mean.
Destitute of a beard or awn; as, bald wheat.
6. Zool. (a)
Destitute of the natural covering.
Marked with a white spot on the head; bald-faced.
Bald buzzard Zool., the fishhawk or osprey. -- Bald coot Zool., a name of the European coot (Fulica atra), alluding to the bare patch on the front of the head.
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