Bares



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.
simple past tense of bear1 .
Contemporary Examples

The diffuse and imprecise nature of just who bares the increased tax liabilities makes the point difficult to understand.
A Warning from Reagan’s Economist Arthur Laffer November 23, 2008

In his new 500-page memoir, Pete Townshend, quixotic songwriter/guitarist for The Who, bares his soul.
Speed Read: 11 Most Shocking Moments From Pete Townshend’s ‘Who I Am’ Abby Haglage October 7, 2012

In ZDT, the actual raid on Osama bin Laden bares more resemblance to a surgical procedure than an all-out military assault.
From ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ to ‘Medal of Honor’ Video Game: The SEAL Team Six Gift Guide Benjamin Schor December 18, 2012

Oliver bares his soul as he highlights comments in which he is compared to a parrot and knocked for mocking an unremarkable soda.
Viral Video of the Day: John Oliver Reads Your YouTube Comments Alex Chancey September 1, 2014

The frame, divided into sections, bares the geometric abstraction of the artist’s Cubist period.
Remembering Irving Penn Philip Gefter October 7, 2009

Historical Examples

In the five chief islands alone that amounts to 4,400 bares of cloves of prime quality (which is the selected spice).
The Philippine Islands, 1493-1898 (Vol 27 of 55) Various

It follows established facts, and bares to the reader the heart of his race.
Common Science Carleton W. Washburne

He smokes his forge, he bares his sinewy arm, And bravely pounds the sounding anvil warm.
The Annals of Willenhall Frederick William Hackwood

And I want snares to catch the rabbits and the squirrels and the bares, and a pot to cook them in.
The Hour Glass W. B. Yeats

Chrysantheme all at once assumes a suitable air of gravity, and Yves bares his head, taking off the magpie’s nest.
Madame Chrysantheme Complete Pierre Loti

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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