bare

When you kick off your shoes to walk on the beach, you are enjoying the feeling of your bare feet in the warm sand. The adjective bare describes something or someone that is naked or unclothed.

Bare can be used in many different ways: to describe the inside of your nearly-empty refrigerator, an uncarpeted floor, or your unadorned, sparsely decorated bedroom. The word bare can also be used as a verb meaning "to uncover or expose." When you reveal deep truths about yourself to another person — imagine confessing your passion for stamp collecting to a girl you like — you "bare your soul."

Primary Meanings of bare

1.
adjv
lacking its natural or customary covering
lay bare
2.
adj
lacking in amplitude or quantity
3.
adj
just barely adequate or within a lower limit
4.
v
make public
Full Definitions of bare
1

adj lacking its natural or customary covering

“a bare hill”
bare feet”
Synonyms:
bald, denudate, denuded
without the natural or usual covering
naked
lacking any cover
undraped
lacking drapery or draperies
unroofed
having no roof
Antonyms:
covered
overlaid or spread or topped with or enclosed within something; sometimes used as a combining form
ariled, arillate
(of some seeds) having a fleshy and usually brightly colored cover
awninged
covered with an awning
beaded
covered with beads of liquid
blanketed
covered with (or as if with) a blanket
canopied
covered with or as with a canopy
cloaked, clothed, draped, mantled, wrapped
covered with or as if with clothes or a wrap or cloak
crusted, crustlike, crusty, encrusted
having a hardened crust as a covering
dabbled, spattered, splashed, splattered
covered with bright patches (often used in combination)
drenched, drenched in
abundantly covered or supplied with; often used in combination
dust-covered, dusty
covered with a layer of dust
moon-splashed
splashed or covered patchily with moonlight
moss-grown, mossy
overgrown with moss
mud-beplastered
covered with or as if with mud
muffled
wrapped up especially for protection or secrecy
peritrichous
covered all over with uniformly distributed flagella
plastered, sealed
(of walls) covered with a coat of plaster
overgrown
covered with growing plants
sealed
covered with a waterproof coating
smothered
completely covered
snow-clad, snow-covered, snowy
covered with snow
splashy
covered with patches of bright color
sun-drenched
covered with sunlight
thickspread
covered thickly
tiled
covered or furnished with tiles
snowy, white
marked by the presence of snow
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adj not having a protective covering

“a bare blade”
Synonyms:
unsheathed
Antonyms:
sheathed
enclosed in a protective covering; sometimes used in combination
cased, encased, incased
covered or protected with or as if with a case
clad
having an outer covering especially of thin metal
ironclad
sheathed in iron plates for protection
podlike
resembling a pod
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adj providing no shelter or sustenance

bare rocky hills”
Synonyms:
barren, bleak, desolate, stark
inhospitable
unfavorable to life or growth

adj lacking a surface finish such as paint

bare wood”
Synonyms:
unfinished
unpainted
not having a coat of paint or badly in need of a fresh coat

adj completely unclothed

bare bodies”
Synonyms:
au naturel, naked, nude
unclothed
not wearing clothing

v lay bare

bare your breasts”
bare your feelings”
Type of:
expose, uncover
remove all or part of one's clothes to show one's body

v lay bare

Synonyms:
denudate, denude, strip
Types:
defoliate
strip the leaves or branches from
burn off
clear land of its vegetation by burning it off
Type of:
clear
remove
2

adj lacking in amplitude or quantity

“a bare livelihood”
Synonyms:
scanty, spare
meager, meagerly, meagre, scrimpy, stingy
deficient in amount or quality or extent

adj lacking embellishment or ornamentation

Synonyms:
plain, spare, unembellished, unornamented
unadorned, undecorated
not decorated with something to increase its beauty or distinction

adj having everything extraneous removed including contents

“the bare walls”
“the cupboard was bare
Synonyms:
stripped
empty
holding or containing nothing

adj apart from anything else; without additions or modifications

“only the bare facts”
Synonyms:
mere, simple
plain
not elaborate or elaborated; simple
3

adj just barely adequate or within a lower limit

“a bare majority”
Synonyms:
marginal
narrow
very limited in degree
4

v make public

Synonyms:
air, publicise, publicize
Types:
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hype
publicize in an exaggerated and often misleading manner
bulletin
make public by bulletin
bring out, issue, publish, put out, release
prepare and issue for public distribution or sale
broadcast, circularise, circularize, circulate, diffuse, disperse, disseminate, distribute, pass around, propagate, spread
cause to become widely known
air, beam, broadcast, send, transmit
broadcast over the airwaves, as in radio or television
edit
supervise the publication of
podcast
distribute (multimedia files) over the internet for playback on a mobile device or a personal computer
satellite
broadcast or disseminate via satellite
sportscast
broadcast a sports event
sow
introduce into an environment
telecast, televise
broadcast via television
generalise, generalize, popularise, popularize, vulgarise, vulgarize
cater to popular taste to make popular and present to the general public; bring into general or common use
interrogate
transmit (a signal) for setting off an appropriate response, as in telecommunication
rebroadcast, rerun
broadcast again, as of a film
carry, run
include as the content; broadcast or publicize
Type of:
tell
let something be known

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