Barer



without covering or clothing; naked; nude:
bare legs.
without the usual furnishings, contents, etc.:
bare walls.
open to view; unconcealed; undisguised:
his bare dislike of neckties.
unadorned; bald; plain:
the bare facts.
(of cloth) napless or threadbare.
scarcely or just sufficient; mere:
the bare necessities of life.
Obsolete. with the head uncovered; bareheaded.
to open to view; reveal or divulge:
to bare one’s arms; to bare damaging new facts.
Historical Examples

Snake made lights with the jewels, and once more they began to pick their way over the terrain, barer and barer of vegetation.
The Jewels of Aptor Samuel R. Delany

Yes, the reality was barer than the picture that she had seen.
The Man Who Was Good Leonard Merrick

She found his room poorer and barer even than she had fancied it might be.
Stories by American Authors, Volume 3 Various

They are poorer and barer than the worst you would see in Russia.
The Soul of John Brown Stephen Graham

The room appeared harder, barer, emptier than when I had seen it before.
The House of Martha Frank R. Stockton

If our life and worship was barer and harder than that of the past, it was also far higher.
The Last Miracle M. P. Shiel

This region is most productive towards the north, barer and more arid as we proceed southwards towards the desert.
The Seven Great Monarchies Of The Ancient Eastern World, Vol 4. (of 7): Babylon George Rawlinson

barer than the heavens emptied of the constellations that are called by their names.
Hope of the Gospel George MacDonald

Life in such a country was even rougher and barer than in the Waxhaws.
Andrew Jackson William Garrott Brown

Facing the village is the wooded hill of Stantonbury (to be distinguished from its barer neighbour Wynbury).
Somerset G.W. Wade and J.H. Wade

adjective
unclothed; exposed: used esp of a part of the body
without the natural, conventional, or usual covering or clothing: a bare tree
lacking appropriate furnishings, etc: a bare room
unembellished; simple: the bare facts
(prenomial) just sufficient; mere: he earned the bare minimum
with one’s bare hands, without a weapon or tool
verb
(transitive) to make bare; uncover; reveal
verb
(archaic) a past tense of bear1
adj.

Old English bær “naked, uncovered, unclothed,” from Proto-Germanic *bazaz (cf. German bar, Old Norse berr, Dutch baar), from PIE *bhosos (cf. Armenian bok “naked;” Old Church Slavonic bosu, Lithuanian basas “barefoot”). Meaning “sheer, absolute” (c.1200) is from the notion of “complete in itself.”
v.

Old English barian, from bare (adj.). Related: Bared; baring.

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