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Meaning of bare

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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

  bare
      adj 1: completely unclothed; "bare bodies"; "naked from the
             waist up"; "a nude model" [syn: {bare}, {au naturel(p)},
             {naked}, {nude}]
      2: lacking in amplitude or quantity; "a bare livelihood"; "a
         scanty harvest"; "a spare diet" [syn: {bare(a)}, {scanty},
         {spare}]
      3: not having a protective covering; "unsheathed cables"; "a
         bare blade" [syn: {unsheathed}, {bare}] [ant: {sheathed}]
      4: lacking its natural or customary covering; "a bare hill";
         "bare feet" [ant: {covered}]
      5: just barely adequate or within a lower limit; "a bare
         majority"; "a marginal victory" [syn: {bare(a)}, {marginal}]
      6: apart from anything else; without additions or modifications;
         "only the bare facts"; "shocked by the mere idea"; "the
         simple passage of time was enough"; "the simple truth" [syn:
         {bare(a)}, {mere(a)}, {simple(a)}]
      7: lacking a surface finish such as paint; "bare wood";
         "unfinished furniture" [syn: {bare}, {unfinished}]
      8: providing no shelter or sustenance; "bare rocky hills";
         "barren lands"; "the bleak treeless regions of the high
         Andes"; "the desolate surface of the moon"; "a stark
         landscape" [syn: {bare}, {barren}, {bleak}, {desolate},
         {stark}]
      9: having everything extraneous removed including contents; "the
         bare walls"; "the cupboard was bare" [syn: {bare},
         {stripped}]
      10: lacking embellishment or ornamentation; "a plain hair
          style"; "unembellished white walls"; "functional
          architecture featuring stark unornamented concrete" [syn:
          {plain}, {bare}, {spare}, {unembellished}, {unornamented}]
      v 1: lay bare; "bare your breasts"; "bare your feelings"
      2: make public; "She aired her opinions on welfare" [syn:
         {publicize}, {publicise}, {air}, {bare}]
      3: lay bare; "denude a forest" [syn: {denude}, {bare},
         {denudate}, {strip}]


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