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Bare appears in the following tongue twister:

  • How many berries could a bare berry carry,
    if a bare berry could carry berries?
    Well they can't carry berries
    (which could make you very wary)
    but a bare berry carried is more scary!

Bare appears in many palindromes (phrases that read the same backward as forward):

  • Trade bare votes shahs set over a bed, Art.
  • Did a bare vocal leap at a paella cover a bad ID?
  • Parcel bare ferret up mock computer-referable crap.
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The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English.

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the adjective bare:


Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb bare:


Bare is sometimes a misspelling of bear.

The word bare is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the adjective bare

What does bare mean as an attribute of a noun?

Bare is one of the top 1000 most common adjectives in the English language.

adjective - degrees: barer | barest

  1. completely unclothed
  2. lacking in magnitude or quantity
  3. not having a protective covering
  4. lacking its natural or customary covering
  5. just barely adequate or within a lower limit
    • example: a bare majority
    • adjective position: attributive adjective (it occurs before the noun)
    • synonym of bare: marginal
    • similar: narrow
  6. apart from anything else; without additions or modifications
    • example: only the bare facts
    • adjective position: attributive adjective (it occurs before the noun)
    • synonyms of bare: mere / simple
    • similar: plain
  7. lacking a surface finish such as paint
  8. providing no shelter or sustenance
  9. having everything extraneous removed including contents
    • examples: the bare walls | the cupboard was bare
    • synonym of bare: stripped
    • similar: empty
  10. lacking embellishment or ornamentation

Alternative definition of the adjective bare


  1. Minimal; that is or are just sufficient.
  2. Naked, uncovered.
  3. Having no supplies.
  4. Having no decoration.
  5. Having had what usually covers (something) removed.
  6. [British, slang, not comparable] A lot or lots of.

Definition of the adverb bare

What does bare mean as an attribute of something other than a noun?


  1. [British, slang] Very; significantly.

Definition of the noun bare

What does bare mean as a name of something?


  1. [context: ‘the bare’] the surface, the (bare) skin

Definition of the verb bare

What does bare mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: bared | baring | bares

  1. lay bare
  2. make public
  3. lay bare
    • example: They bare the trees
    • lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
    • synonyms of bare: denudate / denude / strip
    • more generic word: clear = remove
    • more specific terms:
      • defoliate = strip the leaves or branches from
      • burn off = clear land of its vegetation by burning it off

Alternative definition of the verb bare


  1. [transitive] To uncover; to reveal; as, to bare one's teeth, to bare one's soul.
  2. [obsolete] [simple past of bear]


  1. Bare is a village in the municipality of Konjic, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
  2. Bare is a suburb of Morecambe, within the City of Lancaster district in Lancashire, England. It was merged in 1898. Bare has a high street, and a railway station connecting it to Morecambe and Lancaster. Its name probably came from Anglo-Saxon bearu meaning "grove".
  3. Bare is a village in the municipality of Hadžići, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
  4. Bare is a village in Bosnia and Herzegovina. According to the 1991 census, the village is located in the municipality of Posušje.
  5. Bare, Bosnia and Herzegovina is a village in the municipality of Jajce, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
    • also known as Bare, Bosnia and Herzegovina
    • part of Jajce
  6. Bare is a village in the municipality of Prijepolje, Serbia. According to the 2002 census, the village has a population of 56 people.
  7. Bare is a village situated in Novi Pazar municipality in Serbia.
  8. Bare is a village situated in Despotovac municipality in Serbia.
  9. Bare a.k.a. Bare, Busovača: Bare is a village in the municipality of Busovača, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
  10. Bare a.k.a. Bare, Kraljevo: Bare is a village in the municipality of Kraljevo, western-central Serbia. According to the 2002 census, the village has a population of 165 people.
  11. Bare is a village in the municipality of Goražde, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
  12. Bare is one of the woredas in the Somali Region of Ethiopia. Part of the Afder Zone, Bare is bordered on the south by the Provisional Administrative Line with Somalia, on the west by Dolobay, on the north by Afder, and on the east by the Gode Zone. The major town in this woreda is Bare.

There are other places with in their name, like Bare Oaks Family Naturist Park.


  1. "Bare" is the third studio album by Annie Lennox, released in June 2003. It peaked at number 3 in the UK and number 4 on the US Billboard 200. The album has been certified Gold in both the UK and the US and was nominated for Best Pop Album at the 46th Grammy Awards.
  2. "Bare" is an 1999 album by Barb Jungr.
    • genre: Cabaret
    • released in (16 years ago)
  3. "Bare" is a solo album by Wayne Hussey, released in 2008. It contains a mixture of songs by the Mission and cover versions from Bands including The Beach Boys and U2, plus one new song, "One Thing Leads to Another".
  4. "Bare" is a remix EP, sourced from Action Hero, the second full length album from Melbourne's Little Nobody.
  5. "Bare" is a composition.
  6. "Bare" is a musical album of Alison Crockett.
    • released on (8 years ago)
  7. "Bare" is a musical album of Genevieve Elmes.
    • released in (13 years ago)
  8. "Bare" is a musical album of Geoffrey Williams.
  9. "Bare" is a composition.


  1. "Bare" a.k.a. "Bare: A Pop Opera": bare, also known as bare: A Pop Opera and bare the musical, is a rock musical with a book by Jon Hartmere, Jr. and Damon Intrabartolo, lyrics by Hartmere and music by Intrabartolo. The story focuses on two gay high school students and their struggles at their private, Catholic boarding school.
  2. "Bare" is a book by Elisabeth Eaves.


  1. "Bare" is a 2007 short comedy animated film written and directed by Andy Lyon.
  2. "Bare" is a 2000 short drama and comedy film directed by Deborah Strutt.
  3. "Bare" is a 2011 short animation film directed by Helen Dallat.


  1. Bare was a British magazine developed and launched as a wellbeing brand by the John Brown Media company It was published from Sept/Oct 2000 to August 2001, with six isssues per year. An early version of the magazine, then called Well was tested in market research groups in 1999 where Claudia Zeff, then art director of UK Gardens Illustrated commissioned designer, Kirsten Willey to produce a wellbeing magazine concept. It was Zeff who suggested the name change from Well to Bare after watching a BBC documentary about British architect, John Pawson.
  2. Bare a.k.a. Barawana Language: Barawana is an Arawakan language of Venezuela and Brazil, where it is nearly extinct. Aikhenvald reports "just a few old speakers left" of Baré proper, and that the Guinau variety was extinct. Kaufman considers Baré proper, Guinau, and extinct Marawá to be distinct languages; Aikhenvald, dialects of a single languages.
    • also known as Barawana, Yavita, Maldavaca, Ihini, Cunipusana, Barauana, Arihini, Mitua, Barauna, Baré
  3. Bare a.k.a. Agarabi Language: Agarabi, also called Bare, is a Kainantu language spoken in Papua New Guinea.
  4. Bare is a website.
  5. Bare is a production company.

Phrases with Bare

Phrases starting with the word Bare:

  1. bare-ass
  2. Bare-Bum
  3. bare bone
  4. Bare Hand
  5. Bare-Arse
  6. Bare-Butt
  7. bare bones
  8. Bare Poles
  9. bare-assed
  10. Bare-Bones
  11. bare-backed
  12. Bare Minimum
  13. bare-knuckle
  14. Bare-Bottomed
  15. bare-breasted
  16. bare-knuckled

Phrases ending with the word Bare:

  1. to bare
  2. Lay Bare
  3. Laid Bare
  4. To Lay Bare

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Bare

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Google previewSharp Grammar (2010)

Building Better Grammar Skills by Kaplan

B Completely is an adverb describing the adjective bare. 6. Bare is an adjective modifying cupboard. A 7. H Drat! is an interjection expressing emotion. 8. O This is a demonstrative pronoun. It replaces the noun phrase bare cupboard. 9.

Google previewThe Agamben Dictionary (2011)

by Alex Murray, Jessica Whyte

BAN – see 'Abandonment' BARE LIFE Arne De Boever Agamben's later work, and especially the volumes published in the Homo Sacer series, is structured by the distinction between zoe ̄ and bios that Agamben uncovers in Ancient times, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Computer Science and Technology (1980)

Volume 14 - Very Large Data Base Systems to Zero-Memory and Markov Information Source by Jack Belzer, Albert G. Holzman, Allen Kent

time multiplexes the bare host machine and provides several independent "copies" of this machine. Each copy is called a virtual machine (VM). The VMM provides no user services other than those required ...

Google previewDictionary of Military Terms (2009)

by U.S. Department of Defense

bare base — A base having minimum essential facilities to house, sustain, and support operations to include, if required, a stabilized runway, taxiways, and aircraft parking areas. A bare base must have a source of water that can be ...

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Quotes about Bare

Bare your nape. With hair knotted up.
Wear sleeveless and bare loins.
Drape in muslin clothes.
Wear small studs and such sorts.
You would look taller than you are.
You look nicer than you are.
30.05.2004 (Rm. Shanmugam Chettiar)
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Scrabble value of B3A1R1E1

The value of this 4-letter word is 6 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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