bare

Definitions

General English

  • 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

Agriculture

  • adjective referring to land which has no plants growing on it

Construction

  • Descriptive of a piece of building material whose actual dimensions are smaller than those specified.

Medical

  • adjective with no covering

Slang

  • adjective very
  • adjective a large amount or number

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.
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