Baring



Alexander, 1st Baron Ashburton, 1774–1848, British statesman.
Evelyn, 1st Earl of Cromer, 1841–1917, British statesman and diplomat.
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

Now, toes are the main event, and in an effort to sex them up, designers are Baring podiatric cleavage for the world to see.
Christian Louboutin, Manolo Blahnik, Vibram: Toe Shoes Are In for Spring! Misty White Sidell April 11, 2012

Baring souls and exposing warts is no longer a cathartic exercise reserved solely for singer songwriters and soul chanteuses.
Britney Spears Is the Last of the Pop Goddesses Kevin Fallon December 2, 2013

Amateurs are also getting in on the action, Baring skin and various throbbing appendages to boost their popularity.
China Discovers Sex Online as Porn Invades Social Media Dan Levin August 22, 2012

He smirks at the word—the show has a widely noted propensity for Baring all.
Spartacus Hero Liam McIntyre’s Unlikely Rise into the Role Adam Auriemma January 26, 2012

Most men though, like Orlando Bloom, have no shame in grinning and Baring it all.
Hillary Clinton to Receive Michael Kors Award; Shirtless Men Take Over New York City The Fashion Beast Team July 31, 2013

Historical Examples

Baring’s bill for a renewal of the Bank of England’s charter was passed with a handsome government majority.
A History of the Nineteenth Century, Year by Year Edwin Emerson

Here He weeps and prays at the very moment when He is Baring the arm of Omnipotence.
Memories of Bethany John Ross Macduff

The first news he received in London was regarding the stolen draft presented at Baring’s.
Harry Blount, the Detective T. J. Flanagan

“He didn’t do it,” interrupted Doubleday huskily and Baring his teeth as he spoke.
Laramie Holds the Range Frank H. Spearman

The unseen man’s hands tore at his neck and shoulder, ripping away the synthetic flesh and Baring the complex framework beneath.
Second Sight Basil Eugene Wells

noun
Evelyn, 1st Earl of Cromer. 1841–1917, English administrator. As consul general in Egypt with plenipotentiary powers, he controlled the Egyptian government from 1883 to 1907
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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