(noun, adjective, verb, adverb)


1. completely unclothed

- bare bodies

Similar word(s): unclothed, naked, nude

2. lacking in magnitude or quantity

- a bare livelihood

Similar word(s): meager, meagerly, meagre, scrimpy, stingy, scanty, spare

3. not having a protective covering

- a bare blade

Similar word(s): unsheathed

4. lacking its natural or customary covering

- a bare hill

- bare feet

Similar word(s): bald, denudate, denuded, naked, undraped, unroofed

5. just barely adequate or within a lower limit

- a bare majority

Similar word(s): narrow, marginal

6. apart from anything else; without additions or modifications

- only the bare facts

Similar word(s): plain, mere, simple

7. lacking a surface finish such as paint

- bare wood

Similar word(s): unpainted, unfinished

8. providing no shelter or sustenance

- bare rocky hills

Similar word(s): inhospitable, barren, bleak, desolate, stark

9. having everything extraneous removed including contents

- the bare walls

- the cupboard was bare

Similar word(s): empty, stripped

10. lacking embellishment or ornamentation

Similar word(s): unadorned, undecorated, plain, spare, unembellished, unornamented

Sentences with bare as an adjective:

- Don't show your bare backside in public.

- a room bare of furniture

- The walls of this room are bare — why not hang some paintings on them?

- The trees were left bare after the swarm of locusts devoured all the leaves.

- It's bare money to get in the club each time, man.


1. (Britain, slang) Very; significantly.

- This porno's bare whack, bruv.

2. Barely.

3. Without a condom


1. (‘the bare’) the surface, the (bare) skin

2. Surface; body; substance.

3. (architecture) That part of a roofing slate, shingle, tile, or metal plate, which is exposed to the weather.


1. make public

Similar word(s): air, publicise, publicize

Definition categories: communication, tell

2. lay bare

- bare your feelings

Similar word(s): denudate, denude, strip

Definition categories: change, clear

Sentences with bare as a verb:

- She bared her teeth at him.