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 for Bare
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Bare \Bare\ (b[^a]r), a. [OE. bar, bare, AS. b[ae]r; akin to D.
     & G. baar, OHG. par, Icel. berr, Sw. & Dan. bar, Oslav.
     bos[u^] barefoot, Lith. basas; cf. Skr. bh[=a]s to shine.
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     1. Without clothes or covering; stripped of the usual
        covering; naked; as, his body is bare; the trees are bare.
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     2. With head uncovered; bareheaded.
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              When once thy foot enters the church, be bare.
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     3. Without anything to cover up or conceal one's thoughts or
        actions; open to view; exposed.
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              Bare in thy guilt, how foul must thou appear !
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     4. Plain; simple; unadorned; without polish; bald; meager.
        "Uttering bare truth." --Shak.
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     5. Destitute; indigent; empty; unfurnished or scantily
        furnished; -- used with of (rarely with in) before the
        thing wanting or taken away; as, a room bare of furniture.
        "A bare treasury." --Dryden.
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     6. Threadbare; much worn.
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              It appears by their bare liveries that they live by
              your bare words.                      --Shak.
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     7. Mere; alone; unaccompanied by anything else; as, a bare
        majority. "The bare necessaries of life." --Addison.
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              Nor are men prevailed upon by bare words. --South.
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     Under bare poles (Naut.), having no sail set.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Bare \Bare\
     Bore; the old preterit of Bear, v.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Bare \Bare\, n.
     1. Surface; body; substance. [R.]
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              You have touched the very bare of naked truth.
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     2. (Arch.) That part of a roofing slate, shingle, tile, or
        metal plate, which is exposed to the weather.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Bear \Bear\ (b[^a]r), v. t. [imp. Bore (b[=o]r) (formerly
     Bare (b[^a]r)); p. p. Born (b[^o]rn), Borne (b[=o]rn);
     p. pr. & vb. n. Bearing.] [OE. beren, AS. beran, beoran, to
     bear, carry, produce; akin to D. baren to bring forth, G.
     geb[aum]ren, Goth. ba['i]ran to bear or carry, Icel. bera,
     Sw. b[aum]ra, Dan. b[ae]re, OHG. beran, peran, L. ferre to
     bear, carry, produce, Gr. fe`rein, OSlav. brati to take,
     carry, OIr. berim I bear, Skr. bh[.r] to bear. [root]92. Cf.
     1. To support or sustain; to hold up.
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     2. To support and remove or carry; to convey.
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              I 'll bear your logs the while.       --Shak.
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     3. To conduct; to bring; -- said of persons. [Obs.]
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              Bear them to my house.                --Shak.
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     4. To possess and use, as power; to exercise.
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              Every man should bear rule in his own house.
                                                    --Esther i.
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     5. To sustain; to have on (written or inscribed, or as a
        mark), as, the tablet bears this inscription.
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     6. To possess or carry, as a mark of authority or
        distinction; to wear; as, to bear a sword, badge, or name.
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     7. To possess mentally; to carry or hold in the mind; to
        entertain; to harbor --Dryden.
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              The ancient grudge I bear him.        --Shak.
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     8. To endure; to tolerate; to undergo; to suffer.
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              Should such a man, too fond to rule alone,
              Bear, like the Turk, no brother near the throne.
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              I cannot bear
              The murmur of this lake to hear.      --Shelley.
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              My punishment is greater than I can bear. --Gen. iv.
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     9. To gain or win. [Obs.]
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              Some think to bear it by speaking a great word.
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              She was . . . found not guilty, through bearing of
              friends and bribing of the judge.     --Latimer.
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     10. To sustain, or be answerable for, as blame, expense,
         responsibility, etc.
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               He shall bear their iniquities.      --Is. liii.
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               Somewhat that will bear your charges. --Dryden.
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     11. To render or give; to bring forward. "Your testimony
         bear" --Dryden.
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     12. To carry on, or maintain; to have. "The credit of bearing
         a part in the conversation." --Locke.
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     13. To admit or be capable of; that is, to suffer or sustain
         without violence, injury, or change.
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               In all criminal cases the most favorable
               interpretation should be put on words that they can
               possibly bear.                       --Swift.
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     14. To manage, wield, or direct. "Thus must thou thy body
         bear." --Shak. Hence: To behave; to conduct.
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               Hath he borne himself penitently in prison? --Shak.
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     15. To afford; to be to; to supply with.
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               His faithful dog shall bear him company. --Pope.
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     16. To bring forth or produce; to yield; as, to bear apples;
         to bear children; to bear interest.
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               Here dwelt the man divine whom Samos bore.
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     Note: In the passive form of this verb, the best modern usage
           restricts the past participle born to the sense of
           brought forth, while borne is used in the other senses
           of the word. In the active form, borne alone is used as
           the past participle.
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     To bear down.
         (a) To force into a lower place; to carry down; to
             depress or sink. "His nose, . . . large as were the
             others, bore them down into insignificance."
         (b) To overthrow or crush by force; as, to bear down an
     To bear a hand.
         (a) To help; to give assistance.
         (b) (Naut.) To make haste; to be quick.
     To bear in hand, to keep (one) up in expectation, usually
        by promises never to be realized; to amuse by false
        pretenses; to delude. [Obs.] "How you were borne in hand,
        how crossed." --Shak.
     To bear in mind, to remember.
     To bear off.
         (a) To restrain; to keep from approach.
         (b) (Naut.) To remove to a distance; to keep clear from
             rubbing against anything; as, to bear off a blow; to
             bear off a boat.
         (c) To gain; to carry off, as a prize.
         (d) (Backgammon) To remove from the backgammon board into
             the home when the position of the piece and the dice
             provide the proper opportunity; -- the goal of the
             game is to bear off all of one's men before the
     To bear one hard, to owe one a grudge. [Obs.] "C[ae]sar
        doth bear me hard." --Shak.
     To bear out.
         (a) To maintain and support to the end; to defend to the
             last. "Company only can bear a man out in an ill
             thing." --South.
         (b) To corroborate; to confirm.
     To bear up, to support; to keep from falling or sinking.
        "Religious hope bears up the mind under sufferings."
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     Syn: To uphold; sustain; maintain; support; undergo; suffer;
          endure; tolerate; carry; convey; transport; waft.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      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,
      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,
      9: having everything extraneous removed including contents; "the
         bare walls"; "the cupboard was bare" [syn: bare,
      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]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  257 Moby Thesaurus words for "bare":
     Spartan, absolute, and, ascetic, austere, bald, bankrupt, bare-ass,
     bared, barren, basic, bland, blank, bleached, bleak,
     break the seal, bring to light, candid, characterless, chaste,
     clarified, clear, cleared, cold, common, commonplace, deep-worn,
     defoliate, defoliated, denudate, denude, denuded, deobstruct,
     depleted, deprive, desert, desolate, destitute, develop, devoid,
     direct, disclose, disclosed, discover, dismantle, dismask, disrobe,
     distilled, divest, divested, divulge, dog-eared, draw the veil,
     dried-up, dry, dull, elementary, emptied, empty, essential,
     exhausted, exhibit, expose, exposed, featureless, fleece, frank,
     free, fundamental, gymnosophical, hairless, hard, hatless, hollow,
     homely, homespun, homogeneous, impart, in native buff,
     in puris naturalibus, in the altogether, in the buff, in the raw,
     inane, indivisible, insipid, irreducible, lay bare, lay open, lean,
     let daylight in, let out, literal, manifest, matter-of-fact, mere,
     minimal, monolithic, naked, natural, naturistic, neat, nude,
     nudist, null, null and void, of a piece, open, open as day,
     open to all, open up, out-and-out, overt, patefy, peeled, plain,
     plain-speaking, plain-spoken, pluck, primal, primary, prosaic,
     prosing, prosy, pure, pure and simple, purified, raise the curtain,
     raw, rectified, remove, reveal, revealed, rustic, scant, scanty,
     sere, severe, shear, sheer, shelfworn, shopworn, shorn, show,
     show up, simon-pure, simple, simple-speaking, single, sober, spare,
     stark, stark-naked, straight, straightforward, strip, strip bare,
     stripped, tell, threadbare, timeworn, unadorned, unadulterated,
     unaffected, unalloyed, unarrayed, unattired, unblended, unblock,
     uncase, unclad, unclassified, unclench, uncloak, unclog, unclogged,
     unclosed, unclothed, unclutch, uncluttered, uncombined,
     uncomplicated, uncompounded, unconcealed, uncork, uncorrupted,
     uncover, uncovered, uncurtain, undecked, undecorated,
     undifferenced, undifferentiated, undiluted, undisguised, undo,
     undrape, undress, undressed, unembellished, unenhanced, unfilled,
     unfold, unfortified, unfoul, unfurbished, unfurl, ungarnished,
     unhidden, uniform, unimaginative, unkennel, unlatch, unleavened,
     unlock, unmask, unmingled, unmixed, unobstructed, unornamented,
     unpack, unplug, unpoetical, unrelieved, unrestricted, unrobed,
     unroll, unscreen, unseal, unsheathe, unshod, unshroud, unshut,
     unsophisticated, unstop, unstopped, unsupplied, untinged,
     untrimmed, unvarnished, unveil, unwrap, vacant, vacuous, void,
     well-worn, white, wide-open, with nothing inside, with nothing on,
     without a stitch, without content, worn, worn ragged, worn to rags,
     worn to threads, worn-down

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