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bare is pronounced in one syllable

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An example use of bare in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… them there bare assed so then they learn …”

meanings of bare


  1. Minimal; that is or are just sufficient.
  2. With head uncovered; bareheaded.
  3. Having no decoration.
  4. Without anything to cover up or conceal one's thoughts or actions; open to view; exposed.
  5. Threadbare, very worn.
  6. A lot or lots of.
  7. Mere; without embellishment.
  8. Not insured.
  9. Having no supplies.
  10. Having had what usually covers (something) removed.
  11. Naked, uncovered.


  1. Very; significantly.
  2. Barely.
  3. Without a condom.


  1. That part of a roofing slate, shingle, tile, or metal plate, which is exposed to the weather.
  2. Surface; body; substance.
  3. The surface, the (bare) skin.


  1. To uncover; to reveal.
  2. Simple past tense of bear.


  1. A surname​.
  2. A suburb of Morecambe, Lancaster district, Lancashire, England, served by Bare Lane railway station (OS grid ref SD4564).

bare frequency in english - B2 level of CEFR

the word bare occurs in english on average 20.7 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics bare can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that bare can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) people, society, and culture;

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