Bardship to Barmaster
(Bard"ship), n. The state of being a bard.
(Bare) a. [OE. bar, bare, AS. bær; akin to D. & G. baar, OHG. par, Icel. berr, Sw. & Dan. bar,
OSlav. bosu barefoot, Lith. basas; cf. Skr. bhas to shine. &radic85.]
1. Without clothes or covering; stripped of the usual covering; naked; as, his body is bare; the trees are
2. With head uncovered; bareheaded.
When once thy foot enters the church, be bare.
3. Without anything to cover up or conceal one's thoughts or actions; open to view; exposed.
Bare in thy guilt, how foul must thou appear!Milton.
4. Plain; simple; unadorned; without polish; bald; meager. "Uttering bare truth." Shak.
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.
6. Threadbare; much worn.
It appears by their bare liveries that they live by your bare words.
7. Mere; alone; unaccompanied by anything else; as, a bare majority. "The bare necessaries of life."
Nor are men prevailed upon by bare words. Under bare poles (Naut.), having no sail set.
1. Surface; body; substance. [R.]
You have touched the very bare of naked truth.
2. (Arch.) That part of a roofing slate, shingle, tile, or metal plate, which is exposed to the weather.
(Bare), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Bared(bârd); p. pr. & vb. n. Baring.] [AS. barian. See Bare, a.] To
strip off the covering of; to make bare; as, to bare the breast.
(Bare). Bore; the old preterit of Bear, v.
(Bare"back`) adv. On the bare back of a horse, without using a saddle; as, to ride bareback.
(Bare"backed`) a. Having the back uncovered; as, a barebacked horse.
(Bare"bone`) n. A very lean person; one whose bones show through the skin. Shak.
1. With the face uncovered; not masked. "You will play barefaced." Shak.
2. Without concealment; undisguised. Hence: Shameless; audacious. "Barefaced treason." J. Baillie.
(Bare"faced`ly), adv. Openly; shamelessly. Locke.