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English noun: bark

1. bark (plant) tough protective covering of the woody stems and roots of trees and other woody plants


Broader (hypernym)cover, covering, natural covering


Narrower (hyponym)angostura, angostura bark, canella, canella bark, cascara, cascara sagrada, cascarilla bark, cassia bark, Chinese cinnamon, chittam bark, chittem bark, cinchona, cinchona bark, cinnamon, cinnamon bark, cinnamon bark, cork, cork, eleuthera bark, Jesuit's bark, magnolia, mezereum, Peruvian bark, phellem, sweetwood bark, tanbark, tapa, tapa bark, tappa, tappa bark, white cinnamon, winter's bark


Part meronymbole, branch, root, tree trunk, trunk

2. bark (event) a noise resembling the bark of a dog


Broader (hypernym)noise

3. bark (artifact) a sailing ship with 3 (or more) masts


Synonymsbarque


Broader (hypernym)sailing ship, sailing vessel

4. bark (event) the sound made by a dog


Broader (hypernym)cry


Narrower (hyponym)bow-wow


English verb: bark

1. bark (communication) speak in an unfriendly tone


SamplesShe barked into the dictaphone.


ExamplesThey bark that there was a traffic accident


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE


Broader (hypernym)mouth, speak, talk, utter, verbalise, verbalize

2. bark (contact) cover with bark


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)cover

3. bark (contact) remove the bark of a tree


ExamplesThey bark the trees


Synonymsskin


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)strip

4. bark (communication) make barking sounds


SamplesThe dogs barked at the stranger.


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)emit, let loose, let out, utter


Narrower (hyponym)bay, quest, yap, yelp, yip

5. bark (change) tan (a skin) with bark tannins


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)tan









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