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  6  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bare  \Bare\,  a.  [OE.  bar,  bare,  AS  b[ae]r;  akin  to  D.  &  G. 
  baar,  OHG.  par,  Icel.  berr,  Sw  &  Dan.  bar,  OSlav.  bos? 
  barefoot,  Lith.  basas;  cf  Skr.  bh[=a]s  to  shine  ?.] 
  1.  Without  clothes  or  covering;  stripped  of  the  usual 
  covering;  naked;  as  his  body  is  bare;  the  trees  are  bare. 
 
  2.  With  head  uncovered;  bareheaded. 
 
  When  once  thy  foot  enters  the  church,  be  bare. 
  --Herbert. 
 
  3.  Without  anything  to  cover  up  or  conceal  one's  thoughts  or 
  actions;  open  to  view;  exposed. 
 
  Bare  in  thy  guilt,  how  foul  must  thou  appear! 
  --Milton. 
 
  4.  Plain;  simple;  unadorned;  without  polish;  bald;  meager. 
  ``Uttering  bare  truth.''  --Shak. 
 
  5.  Destitute;  indigent;  empty;  unfurnished  or  scantily 
  furnished;  --  used  with  of  (rarely  with  in)  before  the 
  thing  wanting  or  taken  away  as  a  room  bare  of  furniture. 
  ``A  bare  treasury.''  --Dryden. 
 
  6.  Threadbare;  much  worn. 
 
  It  appears  by  their  bare  liveries  that  they  live  by 
  your  bare  words  --Shak. 
 
  7.  Mere;  alone;  unaccompanied  by  anything  else;  as  a  bare 
  majority.  ``The  bare  necessaries  of  life.''  --Addison. 
 
  Nor  are  men  prevailed  upon  by  bare  of  naked  truth. 
  --South. 
 
  {Under  bare  poles}  (Naut.),  having  no  sail  set 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bare  \Bare\,  n. 
  1.  Surface;  body;  substance.  [R.] 
 
  You  have  touched  the  very  bare  of  naked  truth. 
  --Marston. 
 
  2.  (Arch.)  That  part  of  a  roofing  slate,  shingle,  tile,  or 
  metal  plate,  which  is  exposed  to  the  weather. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bare  \Bare\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Bared}(?);  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Baring}.]  [AS.  barian.  See  {Bare},  a.] 
  To  strip  off  the  covering  of  to  make  bare;  as  to  bare  the 
  breast. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bare  \Bare\ 
  Bore;  the  old  preterit  of  {Bear},  v. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bear  \Bear\  (b[^a]r),  v.  t.  [imp.  {Bore}  (b[=o]r)  (formerly 
  {Bare}  (b[^a]r));  p.  p.  {Born}  (b[^o]rn),  {Borne}  (b[=o]r); 
  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Bearing}.]  [OE.  beren,  AS  beran,  beoran  to 
  bear,  carry,  produce;  akin  to  D.  baren  to  bring  forth,  G. 
  geb["a]ren,  Goth.  ba['i]ran  to  bear  or  carry,  Icel.  bera,  Sw 
  b["a]ra,  Dan.  b[ae]re,  OHG.  beran,  peran,  L.  ferre  to  bear, 
  carry,  produce,  Gr  fe`rein,  OSlav  brati  to  take  carry,  OIr. 
  berim  I  bear,  Skr.  bh[.r]  to  bear.  [root]92.  Cf  {Fertile}.] 
  1.  To  support  or  sustain;  to  hold  up 
 
  2.  To  support  and  remove  or  carry;  to  convey. 
 
  I  'll  bear  your  logs  the  while  --Shak. 
 
  3.  To  conduct;  to  bring  --  said  of  persons.  [Obs.] 
 
  Bear  them  to  my  house.  --Shak. 
 
  4.  To  possess  and  use  as  power;  to  exercise. 
 
  Every  man  should  bear  rule  in  his  own  house. 
  --Esther  i. 
  22. 
 
  5.  To  sustain;  to  have  on  (written  or  inscribed,  or  as  a 
  mark),  as  the  tablet  bears  this  inscription. 
 
  6.  To  possess  or  carry,  as  a  mark  of  authority  or 
  distinction;  to  wear;  as  to  bear  a  sword,  badge,  or  name 
 
  7.  To  possess  mentally;  to  carry  or  hold  in  the  mind;  to 
  entertain;  to  harbor  --Dryden. 
 
  The  ancient  grudge  I  bear  him  --Shak. 
 
  8.  To  endure;  to  tolerate;  to  undergo;  to  suffer. 
 
  Should  such  a  man,  too  fond  to  rule  alone,  Bear, 
  like  the  Turk,  no  brother  near  the  throne.  --Pope. 
 
  I  cannot  bear  The  murmur  of  this  lake  to  hear. 
  --Shelley. 
 
  My  punishment  is  greater  than  I  can  bear.  --Gen.  iv 
  13. 
 
  9.  To  gain  or  win.  [Obs.] 
 
  Some  think  to  bear  it  by  speaking  a  great  word 
  --Bacon. 
 
  She  was  .  .  .  found  not  guilty,  through  bearing  of 
  friends  and  bribing  of  the  judge.  --Latimer. 
 
  10.  To  sustain,  or  be  answerable  for  as  blame,  expense, 
  responsibility,  etc 
 
  He  shall  bear  their  iniquities.  --Is.  liii 
  11. 
 
  Somewhat  that  will  bear  your  charges.  --Dryden. 
 
  11.  To  render  or  give  to  bring  forward.  ``Your  testimony 
  bear''  --Dryden. 
 
  12.  To  carry  on  or  maintain;  to  have  ``The  credit  of 
  bearing  a  part  in  the  conversation.''  --Locke. 
 
  13.  To  admit  or  be  capable  of  that  is  to  suffer  or  sustain 
  without  violence,  injury,  or  change. 
 
  In  all  criminal  cases  the  most  favorable 
  interpretation  should  be  put  on  words  that  they  can 
  possibly  bear.  --Swift. 
 
  14.  To  manage,  wield,  or  direct.  ``Thus  must  thou  thy  body 
  bear.''  --Shak.  Hence:  To  behave;  to  conduct. 
 
  Hath  he  borne  himself  penitently  in  prison  ? 
  --Shak. 
 
  15.  To  afford;  to  be  to  to  supply  with 
 
  His  faithful  dog  shall  bear  him  company.  --Pope. 
 
  16.  To  bring  forth  or  produce;  to  yield;  as  to  bear  apples; 
  to  bear  children;  to  bear  interest. 
 
  Here  dwelt  the  man  divine  whom  Samos  bore. 
  --Dryden. 
 
  Note:  In  the  passive  form  of  this  verb  the  best  modern  usage 
  restricts  the  past  participle  born  to  the  sense  of 
  brought  forth,  while  borne  is  used  in  the  other  senses 
  of  the  word  In  the  active  form  borne  alone  is  used  as 
  the  past  participle. 
 
  {To  bear  down}. 
  a  To  force  into  a  lower  place  to  carry  down  to 
  depress  or  sink.  ``His  nose,  .  .  .  large  as  were  the 
  others  bore  them  down  into  insignificance.'' 
  --Marryat. 
  b  To  overthrow  or  crush  by  force;  as  to  bear  down  an 
  enemy. 
 
  {To  bear  a  hand}. 
  a  To  help;  to  give  assistance. 
  b  (Naut.)  To  make  haste;  to  be  quick. 
 
  {To  bear  in  hand},  to  keep  one  up  in  expectation,  usually 
  by  promises  never  to  be  realized;  to  amuse  by  false 
  pretenses;  to  delude.  [Obs.]  ``How  you  were  borne  in  hand, 
  how  crossed.''  --Shak. 
 
  {To  bear  in  mind},  to  remember. 
 
  {To  bear  off}. 
  a  To  restrain;  to  keep  from  approach. 
  b  (Naut.)  To  remove  to  a  distance;  to  keep  clear  from 
  rubbing  against  anything  as  to  bear  off  a  blow;  to 
  bear  off  a  boat. 
  c  To  gain;  to  carry  off  as  a  prize. 
 
  {To  bear  one  hard},  to  owe  one  a  grudge.  [Obs.]  ``C[ae]sar 
  doth  bear  me  hard.''  --Shak. 
 
  {To  bear  out}. 
  a  To  maintain  and  support  to  the  end  to  defend  to  the 
  last  ``Company  only  can  bear  a  man  out  in  an  ill 
  thing.''  --South. 
  b  To  corroborate;  to  confirm. 
 
  {To  bear  up},  to  support;  to  keep  from  falling  or  sinking. 
  ``Religious  hope  bears  up  the  mind  under  sufferings.'' 
  --Addison. 
 
  Syn:  To  uphold;  sustain;  maintain;  support;  undergo;  suffer; 
  endure;  tolerate;  carry;  convey;  transport;  waft. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  bare 
  adj  1:  denuded  of  leaves;  "the  bare  branches  of  winter" 
  2:  completely  unclothed;  "bare  bodies";  "naked  from  the  waste 
  up";  "a  nude  model"  [syn:  {au  naturel(p)},  {naked},  {nude}] 
  3:  lacking  in  amplitude  or  quantity;  "a  bare  livelihood";  "a 
  scanty  harvest";  "a  spare  diet"  [syn:  {bare(a)},  {scanty}, 
  {spare}] 
  4:  without  the  natural  or  usual  covering;  "a  bald  spot  on  the 
  lawn";  "bare  hills"  [syn:  {bald},  {denuded},  {denudate}] 
  5:  not  having  a  protective  covering;  "unsheathed  cables";  "a 
  bare  blade"  [syn:  {unsheathed}]  [ant:  {sheathed}] 
  6:  just  barely  adequate  or  within  a  lower  limit;  "a  bare 
  majority";  "a  marginal  victory"  [syn:  {bare(a)},  {marginal}] 
  7:  apart  from  anything  else;  without  additions  or 
  modifications;  "the  bare  facts";  "shocked  by  the  mere 
  idea";  "the  simple  passage  of  time  was  enough";  "the 
  simple  truth"  [syn:  {bare(a)},  {mere(a)},  {simple(a)}] 
  8:  lacking  a  surface  finish  such  as  paint;  "bare  wood"; 
  "unfinished  furniture"  [syn:  {unfinished}] 
  9:  providing  no  shelter  or  sustenance;  "bare  rocky  hills"; 
  "barren  lands";  "the  bleak  treeless  regions  of  the  high 
  Andes";  "the  desolate  surface  of  the  moon";  "a  stark 
  landscape"  [syn:  {barren},  {bleak},  {desolate},  {stark}] 
  10:  having  extraneous  everything  removed  including  contents; 
  "the  bare  walls";  "the  cupboard  was  bare"  [syn:  {stripped}] 
  11:  showing  ground  without  the  usual  covering  of  grass;  "a 
  carefully  swept  bare  yard  around  the  house" 
  v  1:  lay  bare;  "bare  your  breasts";  "bare  your  feelings" 
  2:  make  public;  "She  aired  her  opinions  on  welfare"  [syn:  {publicize}, 
  {publicise},  {air}] 
  3:  lay  bare;  "denude  a  forest"  [syn:  {denude},  {denudate},  {strip}] 




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