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English adjective: bare

1. bare completely unclothed


SamplesBare bodies.
Naked from the waist up.
A nude model.


Synonymsau naturel, naked, nude


Similarunclothed


Antonymsclad, clothed

2. bare lacking in amplitude or quantity


SamplesA bare livelihood.
A scanty harvest.
A spare diet.


Synonymsscanty, spare


Similarmeager, meagerly, meagre, scrimpy, stingy


Antonymsample

3. bare not having a protective covering


SamplesUnsheathed cables.
A bare blade.


Synonymsunsheathed


Antonymssheathed

4. bare lacking its natural or customary covering


SamplesA bare hill.
Bare feet.


Similarbald, denudate, denuded, naked, undraped, unroofed


Antonymscovered

5. bare just barely adequate or within a lower limit


SamplesA bare majority.
A marginal victory.


Synonymsmarginal


Similarnarrow


Antonymswide

6. bare apart from anything else; without additions or modifications


SamplesOnly the bare facts.
Shocked by the mere idea.
The simple passage of time was enough.
The simple truth.


Synonymsmere, simple


Similarplain


Antonymsfancy

7. bare lacking a surface finish such as paint


SamplesBare wood.
Unfinished furniture.


Synonymsunfinished


Similarunpainted


Antonymspainted

8. bare providing no shelter or sustenance


SamplesBare rocky hills.
Barren lands.
The bleak treeless regions of the high Andes.
The desolate surface of the moon.
A stark landscape.


Synonymsbarren, bleak, desolate, stark


Similarinhospitable


Antonymshospitable

9. bare having everything extraneous removed including contents


SamplesThe bare walls.
The cupboard was bare.


Synonymsstripped


Similarempty


Antonymsfull

10. bare lacking embellishment or ornamentation


SamplesA plain hair style.
Unembellished white walls.
Functional architecture featuring stark unornamented concrete.


Synonymsplain, spare, unembellished, unornamented


Similarunadorned, undecorated


Antonymsadorned, decorated


English verb: bare

1. bare (contact) lay bare


SamplesBare your breasts.
Bare your feelings.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)expose, uncover

2. bare (communication) make public


SamplesShe aired her opinions on welfare.


Synonymsair, publicise, publicize


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


Broader (hypernym)tell


Narrower (hyponym)air, beam, bring out, broadcast, broadcast, bulletin, circularise, circularize, circulate, diffuse, disperse, disseminate, distribute, hype, issue, pass around, propagate, publish, put out, release, send, spread, transmit

3. bare (change) lay bare


SamplesDenude a forest.


ExamplesThey bare the trees


Synonymsdenudate, denude, strip


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


Broader (hypernym)clear


Narrower (hyponym)burn off, defoliate









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