bare bare  /ˈbɛr/


  1. (v) lay bare
  2. (v) make public
  3. (v) lay bare
  4. (adj) completely unclothed
  5. (adj) lacking in amplitude or quantity
  6. (adj) not having a protective covering
  7. (adj) lacking its natural or customary covering
  8. (adj) just barely adequate or within a lower limit
  9. (adj) apart from anything else; without additions or modifications
  10. (adj) lacking a surface finish such as paint
  11. (adj) providing no shelter or sustenance
  12. (adj) having everything extraneous removed including contents
  13. (adj) lacking embellishment or ornamentation


  1. Either they have just arrived or they are just leaving, because their desks are almost bare.
  2. The Great Gatsby lays bare the empty, tragic heart of the self-made man.
  3. Instead of blouses, they wore sheer swaths of tulle over bare breasts.


  1. Transgender student suit goes to Maine high court

    BANGOR, Maine (AP) — Lawyers for a transgender girl and an elementary school that required the fifth-grader to use a staff bathroom instead of the girls restroom clashed before Maine's highest court Wednesday over whether her rights were violated, a case that lays bare the difficult decisions facing school administrators.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

  2. THE SCREENING ROOM: Half Hour 3 Concert, With Understudies From Bare, Newsies, The Lion King, Pippin

    Understudies from the 2013 Tony-winning revival of Pippin, the Off-Broadway musical Bare, Newsies and The Lion King stood in the spotlight at Half Hour 3 June 2 at the Laurie Beechman Theatre. Here are highlights from the evening.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Playbill

  3. Lumberton City Council approves 'bare-boned' budget

    LUMBERTON - The Lumberton City Council approved Monday night what Mayor Raymond Pennington called a "bare-boned" budget.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: The Fayetteville Observer


  1. "I cannot tell you where the tree is going to be, for obvious reasons, because it'll be stripped bare in about 30 seconds," said Bloomberg, wearing a green tie in honor of the Jets.
    on Aug 8, 2008 By: Michael Bloomberg Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "I am climbing with my bare hands, as a PEACEFUL way to create support for far greater and urgent action from world leaders on global warming," Robert said in a press release he issued in advance. "Greenhouse gas emissions are still climbing....
    on Jun 5, 2008 By: Alain Robert Source: FOXNews

  3. Johnson said the "bare below the elbows" dress code would help prevent the spread of Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA, the deadly bacteria resistant to nearly every available antibiotic.
    on Sep 17, 2007 By: Alan Johnson Source: FOX News

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