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."

Definitions of bare
  1. adjective
    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
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    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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  2. adjective
    not having a protective covering
    “a bare blade”
    synonyms: unsheathed
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    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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  3. adjective
    providing no shelter or sustenance
    bare rocky hills”
    synonyms: barren, bleak, desolate, stark
    inhospitable
    unfavorable to life or growth
  4. adjective
    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
  5. adjective
    completely unclothed
    bare bodies”
    synonyms: au naturel, naked, nude
    unclothed
    not wearing clothing
  6. verb
    lay bare
    bare your breasts”
    bare your feelings”
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    type of:
    expose, uncover
    remove all or part of one's clothes to show one's body
  7. verb
    lay bare
    synonyms: denudate, denude, strip
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    types:
    defoliate
    strip the leaves or branches from
    burn off
    clear land of its vegetation by burning it off
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    clear
    remove
  8. adjective
    lacking in amplitude or quantity
    “a bare livelihood”
    synonyms: scanty, spare
    meager, meagerly, meagre, scrimpy, stingy
    deficient in amount or quality or extent
  9. adjective
    lacking embellishment or ornamentation
    synonyms: plain, spare, unembellished, unornamented
    unadorned, undecorated
    not decorated with something to increase its beauty or distinction
  10. adjective
    having everything extraneous removed including contents
    “the bare walls”
    “the cupboard was bare
    synonyms: stripped
    empty
    holding or containing nothing
  11. adjective
    apart from anything else; without additions or modifications
    “only the bare facts”
    synonyms: mere, simple
    plain
    not elaborate or elaborated; simple
  12. adjective
    just barely adequate or within a lower limit
    “a bare majority”
    synonyms: marginal
    narrow
    very limited in degree
  13. verb
    make public
    synonyms: air, publicise, publicize
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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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