See also: Baré, bāre, bārē, barē, båre, and Bäre

EnglishEdit

 
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PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle English bare, bar, from Old English bær (bare, naked, open), from Proto-West Germanic *baʀ, from Proto-Germanic *bazaz (bare, naked), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰosós, from *bʰos- (bare, barefoot).

Cognate with Scots bare, bair (bare), Saterland Frisian bar (bare), West Frisian baar (bare), Dutch baar (bare), German bar (bare), Swedish bar (bare), Icelandic ber (bare), Lithuanian basas (barefoot, bare), Polish bosy (barefoot).

AdjectiveEdit

bare (comparative barer, superlative barest)

  1. Minimal; that is or are just sufficient.
    a bare majority
  2. Naked, uncovered.
  3. Having no supplies.
    a room bare of furniture
    The cupboard was bare.
    • 2012 October 31, David M. Halbfinger, "[1]," New York Times (retrieved 31 October 2012):
      Localities across New Jersey imposed curfews to prevent looting. In Monmouth, Ocean and other counties, people waited for hours for gasoline at the few stations that had electricity. Supermarket shelves were stripped bare.
  4. Having no decoration.
    The walls of this room are bare — why not hang some paintings on them?
  5. Having had what usually covers (something) removed.
    The trees were left bare after the swarm of locusts devoured all the leaves.
  6. (MLE, Toronto, not comparable) A lot or lots of.
    It's bare money to get in the club each time, man.
  7. With head uncovered; bareheaded.
    • [1633], George Herbert, “The Church-porch”, in [Nicholas Ferrar], editor, The Temple: Sacred Poems, and Private Ejaculations, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire: [] Thomas Buck and Roger Daniel; and are to be sold by Francis Green, [], OCLC 1048966979; reprinted London: Elliot Stock, [], 1885, OCLC 54151361, page 14:
      When once thy foot enters the church, be bare. / God is more there, then thou: for thou art there / Onely by his permiſſion.
  8. Without anything to cover up or conceal one's thoughts or actions; open to view; exposed.
  9. (figuratively) Mere; without embellishment.
  10. Threadbare, very worn.
  11. Not insured.
    • 1987, 1 December, ABA Journal (page 86)
      Before the company was formed, the firm went bare for about three months in 1985, but it now has prior acts coverage for that time.
    • 1994, David S. Haviland, The Architect's Handbook of Professional Practice (page 310)
      That a firm chooses to go bare has no effect on whether it gets sued or not.
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Terms derived from bare (adjective)
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AdverbEdit

bare

  1. (Britain, slang) Very; significantly.
    That pissed me off bare.
    It's taking bare time.
  2. Barely.
    • 2009, Allan Cole; Chris Bunch, The Wars of the Shannons:
      He finally came back to himself and asked why the furor. "Why," Lucy said, "because this is Christmas Eve. We have bare enough time to get ready for the ball, after dinner, as it is."
    • 2011, Elizabeth Vaughan, Warprize:
      “I've bare enough for these two, much less fill your belly.”
  3. Without a condom.
    • 2000, Northeast African Studies - Volume 7, page 119:
      While none of the participants had complete confidence in condoms, they continued to use them as a better alternative than “going in bare".
    • 2002, The Society of Malawi Journal - Volumes 55-58, page 70:
      It would be fine to have these women bare, without condoms.
    • 2010, M. L. Matthews, I Am Not the Father: Narratives of Men Falsely Accused of Paternity, →ISBN:
      I like to go bare. I don't like wearing condoms, actually I hate 'em.
TranslationsEdit

NounEdit

bare (plural bares)

  1. (‘the bare’) The surface, the (bare) skin.
    • 1599, John Marston, Antonio and Mellida
      In sad good earnest, sir, you have toucht the very bare of naked truth [...]
    • 2002, Darren Shan, Hunters of the dusk: 7:
      Vancha clasped the bare of my neck and squeezed amiably.
  2. Surface; body; substance.
  3. (architecture) That part of a roofing slate, shingle, tile, or metal plate, which is exposed to the weather.

Etymology 2Edit

From Middle English baren, from Old English barian, from Proto-Germanic *bazōną (to bare, make bare).

VerbEdit

bare (third-person singular simple present bares, present participle baring, simple past and past participle bared)

  1. (transitive) To uncover; to reveal.
    She bared her teeth at him.
Usage notesEdit

The verb should not be confused with the verb bear.

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Etymology 3Edit

Inflected forms.

VerbEdit

bare

  1. (obsolete) simple past tense of bear

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BasqueEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

AdjectiveEdit

bare (comparative bareago, superlative bareen, excessive bareegi)

  1. calm
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Etymology 2Edit

NounEdit

bare anim

  1. slug
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Etymology 3Edit

NounEdit

bare inan

  1. spleen
DeclensionEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • bare” in Orotariko Euskal Hiztegia, euskaltzaindia.eus
  • bare” in Euskaltzaindiaren Hiztegia, euskaltzaindia.eus
  • bare” in Etymological Dictionary of Basque by R. L. Trask, sussex.ac.uk

CzechEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

bare

  1. vocative singular of bar

DanishEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈbaːrə/, [ˈb̥ɑːɑ]

Etymology 1Edit

From the adjective bar (naked).

AdverbEdit

bare

  1. just
  2. simply
  3. only, merely

ConjunctionEdit

bare

  1. I wish, I hope, if only (introduces a wish)
    • 1979, Tove Ditlevsen, Vi har kun hinanden: To som elsker hinanden (→ISBN)
      Bare vi var alene.
      I wish we were alone.
    • 2014, Pernille Eybye, Blodets bånd #1: Blodsøstre, Tellerup A/S (→ISBN)
      Bare jeg kunne blive hele natten," fortsatte han.
      "If only I could stay all night", he continued.
    • 2013, Lyngby-Taarbæk Bibliotekerne, Tanker om tid: 15 udvalgte noveller, BoD – Books on Demand (→ISBN), page 43
      Bare jeg kunne spole tiden tilbage.
      If only I could rewind time.
  2. if only (introduces a conditional subclause)
SynonymsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

See the etymology of the main entry.

AdjectiveEdit

bare

  1. inflection of bar:
    1. definite singular
    2. plural

DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

bare

  1. (archaic) singular present subjunctive of baren

ItalianEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

bare f

  1. plural of bara

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LithuanianEdit

NounEdit

bare m

  1. locative/vocative singular of baras

ManxEdit

EtymologyEdit

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

AdjectiveEdit

bare

  1. best

Middle DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Dutch *bāra, from Proto-West Germanic *bāru, from Proto-Germanic *bērō.

NounEdit

bâre f

  1. bier, stretcher

DeclensionEdit

This noun needs an inflection-table template.

DescendantsEdit

  • Dutch: baar

Further readingEdit


Middle EnglishEdit

NounEdit

bare

  1. (Northern) Alternative form of bor

MiriwungEdit

VerbEdit

bare

  1. to stand

Northern KurdishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Compare Persian باره(bâre, subject, issue).

NounEdit

bare m

  1. topic
  2. hashtag

Derived termsEdit


Norwegian BokmålEdit

AdjectiveEdit

bare

  1. definite singular of bar
  2. plural of bar

AdverbEdit

bare

  1. only, merely, just
  2. but

ConjunctionEdit

bare

  1. if; as long as

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Norwegian NynorskEdit

AdverbEdit

bare

  1. form removed with the spelling reform of 2012; superseded by berre

Serbo-CroatianEdit

NounEdit

bare (Cyrillic spelling баре)

  1. vocative singular of bȃr

NounEdit

bare (Cyrillic spelling баре)

  1. inflection of bȁra:
    1. genitive singular
    2. nominative/accusative/vocative plural

SwedishEdit

AdjectiveEdit

bare

  1. absolute definite natural masculine form of bar.

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