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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bald  \Bald\,  a.  [OE.  balled,  ballid,  perh.  the  p.  p.  of  ball  to 
  reduce  to  the  roundness  or  smoothness  of  a  ball,  by  removing 
  hair.  [root]85.  But  cf  W.  bali  whiteness  in  a  horse's 
  forehead.] 
  1.  Destitute  of  the  natural  or  common  covering  on  the  head  or 
  top  as  of  hair,  feathers,  foliage,  trees,  etc.;  as  a 
  bald  head;  a  bald  oak. 
 
  On  the  bald  top  of  an  eminence.  --Wordsworth. 
 
  2.  Destitute  of  ornament;  unadorned;  bare;  literal. 
 
  In  the  preface  to  his  own  bald  translation. 
  --Dryden. 
 
  3.  Undisguised.  ``  Bald  egotism.''  --Lowell. 
 
  4.  Destitute  of  dignity  or  value;  paltry;  mean  [Obs.] 
 
  5.  (Bot.)  Destitute  of  a  beard  or  awn;  as  bald  wheat. 
 
  6.  (Zo["o]l.) 
  a  Destitute  of  the  natural  covering. 
  b  Marked  with  a  white  spot  on  the  head;  bald-faced. 
 
  {Bald  buzzard}  (Zo["o]l.),  the  fishhawk  or  osprey. 
 
  {Bald  coot}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  name  of  the  European  coot  ({Fulica 
  atra}),  alluding  to  the  bare  patch  on  the  front  of  the 
  head. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  bald 
  adj  1:  with  no  effort  to  conceal;  "a  barefaced  lie"  [syn:  {barefaced}] 
  2:  without  the  natural  or  usual  covering;  "a  bald  spot  on  the 
  lawn";  "bare  hills"  [syn:  {bare},  {denuded},  {denudate}] 
  3:  lacking  hair  on  all  or  most  of  the  scalp;  "a  bald  pate";  "a 
  bald-headed  gentleman"  [syn:  {bald-headed},  {bald-pated}] 
  v  :  grow  bald;  lose  hair  on  one's  head;  "He  is  balding  already" 




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