bare

I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
adj. unclothed, naked, nude; uncovered; empty, unfurnished; mere, simple. See divestment, simpleness, absence. Ant., clothed, covered.
II
(Roget's IV) modif.
1. [Without covering]
Syn. exposed, uncovered, naked, stripped; see naked 1 , open 4 .
2. [Plain]
Syn. unadorned, simple, unornamented, stark; see modest 2 .
3. [Without content]
Syn. barren, void, unfurnished; see empty 1 .
4. [Without surplus]
Syn. scant, meager, insufficient; see inadequate 1 .
See Synonym Study at naked . v.
Syn. reveal, uncover, expose, unveil, strip, lay bare, divulge, publish, disclose; see also expose 1 , reveal 1 , strip 1 , undress .
See Synonym Study at strip .
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) a.
1. unclothed naked, nude, stripped, in the buff, exposed, *in one's birthday suit, disrobed.
2. plain barren, stark, spare, austere, Spartan, unfinished, unadorned, empty.
3. undisguised bald, plain, stark, unvarnished, glaring, straightforward, flagrant.
ANT.: 1. clothed, dressed. 2. ornate, elaborate, decorated. 3. hidden, covered up, camouflaged
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I adjective 1. Without the usual covering: bald, naked, nude. See PUT ON. 2. Not wearing any clothes: au naturel, naked, nude, unclad. Chiefly British: starkers. Idioms: in one's birthday suit, in the altogether (or buff or raw), naked as a jaybird, stark naked, without a stitch. See PUT ON, SHOW. 3. Containing nothing: blank, clear, empty, vacant, vacuous, void. See FULL. 4. Without addition, decoration, or qualification: bald, dry, plain, simple, unadorned, unvarnished. See PLAIN. 5. Just sufficient: scant. See EXCESS. II verb 1. To make bare: denude, disrobe, divest, expose, strip1, uncover. See PUT ON. 2. To make visible; bring to view: disclose, display, expose, reveal, show, unclothe, uncover, unmask, unveil. Archaic: discover. Idioms: bring to light, lay open, make plain. See SHOW.

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  • bare — adj 1 Bare, naked, nude, bald, barren are comparable when they mean destitute or divested of the naturally or conventionally appropriate covering or clothing. Bare strongly suggests the removal or, often, the rejection of something additional,… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

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  • Baré — can mean:* The Baré people of Brazil * The Baré language, spoken by the Barés * Baré Esporte Clube, a Brazilian football club * Jeanne Baré, a French explorer * Ibrahim Baré Maïnassara, a former head of state of Niger …   Wikipedia

  • bare — ► ADJECTIVE 1) not clothed or covered. 2) without the appropriate or usual covering or contents: a big, bare room. 3) without elaboration; basic: the bare facts. 4) only just sufficient: a bare majority. ► VERB ▪ uncover and reveal. ● …   English terms dictionary

  • Bare — Bare, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Bared}(b[^a]rd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Baring}.] [AS. barian. See {Bare}, a.] To strip off the covering of; to make bare; as, to bare the breast. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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