|1.||having no hair or fur, esp (of a man) having no hair on all or most of the scalp|
|2.||lacking natural growth or covering|
|3.||plain or blunt: a bald statement|
|4.||bare or simple; unadorned|
|5.||Also: baldfaced (of certain birds and other animals) having white markings on the head and face|
|6.||(of a tyre) having a worn tread|
|[C14 ballede (literally: having a white spot); related to Danish bǣldet, Greek phalaros having a white spot]|
adj. bald·er, bald·est
Lacking hair on the head.
baldness bald·ness (bôld'nĭs)
The lack of all or a significant part of the hair on the head and sometimes on other parts of the body.
from natural causes was uncommon (2 Kings 2:23; Isa. 3:24). It was included apparently under "scab" and "scurf," which disqualified for the priesthood (Lev. 21:20). The Egyptians were rarely subject to it. This probably arose from their custom of constantly shaving the head, only allowing the hair to grow as a sign of mourning. With the Jews artificial baldness was a sign of mourning (Isa. 22:12; Jer. 7:29; 16:6); it also marked the conclusion of a Nazarite's vow (Acts 18:18; 21:24; Num. 6:9). It is often alluded to (Micah 1:16; Amos 8:10; Jer. 47:5). The Jews were forbidden to follow the customs of surrounding nations in making themselves bald (Deut. 14:1).