- adjective not covered by clothes or shoes
- adjective without any kind of cover
- adjective without leaves
- adjective with just what is really needed and nothing extra
- adjective referring to land which has no plants growing on it
- Descriptive of a piece of building material whose actual dimensions are smaller than those specified.
- adjective with no covering
Origin & History of “bare”
Bare is an ancient word, traceable back to an Indo-European *bhosos. Descendants of this in non-Germanic languages include Lithuanian basas ‘barefoot’, but for the most part it is the Germanic languages that have adopted the word. Germanic *bazaz produced German and Swedish bar, Dutch baar, and, via Old English bær, modern English bare.