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Baring

[bair-ing] /ˈbɛər ɪŋ/
noun
1.
Alexander, 1st Baron Ashburton, 1774–1848, British statesman.
2.
Evelyn, 1st Earl of Cromer, 1841–1917, British statesman and diplomat.

bare1

[bair] /bɛər/
adjective, barer, barest.
1.
without covering or clothing; naked; nude:
bare legs.
2.
without the usual furnishings, contents, etc.:
bare walls.
3.
open to view; unconcealed; undisguised:
his bare dislike of neckties.
4.
unadorned; bald; plain:
the bare facts.
5.
(of cloth) napless or threadbare.
6.
scarcely or just sufficient; mere:
the bare necessities of life.
7.
Obsolete. with the head uncovered; bareheaded.
verb (used with object), bared, baring.
8.
to open to view; reveal or divulge:
to bare one's arms; to bare damaging new facts.
Origin
900
before 900; Middle English; Old English bær; cognate with Old Frisian ber, Dutch baar, Old Saxon, Old High German, German bar, Old Norse berr, Lithuanian bãsas barefoot, Russian bos; akin to Armenian bok naked
Related forms
barish, adjective
bareness, noun
Synonyms
1. undressed. 2. plain, stark, empty, barren. Bare, stark, barren share the sense of lack or absence of something that might be expected. Bare, the least powerful in connotation of the three, means lack of expected or usual coverings, furnishings, or embellishments: bare floor, feet, head. Stark implies extreme severity or desolation and resultant bleakness or dreariness: a stark landscape; a stark, emotionless countenance. Barren carries a strong sense of sterility and oppressive dullness: barren fields; a barren relationship. 6. See mere1 . 8. uncover, expose.
Antonyms
1. covered.

bare2

[bair] /bɛər/
verb, Archaic.
1.
simple past tense of bear.
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British Dictionary definitions for Baring

Baring

/ˈbɛərɪŋ/
noun
1.
Evelyn, 1st Earl of Cromer. 1841–1917, English administrator. As consul general in Egypt with plenipotentiary powers, he controlled the Egyptian government from 1883 to 1907

bare1

/bɛə/
adjective
1.
unclothed; exposed: used esp of a part of the body
2.
without the natural, conventional, or usual covering or clothing a bare tree
3.
lacking appropriate furnishings, etc a bare room
4.
unembellished; simple the bare facts
5.
(prenomial) just sufficient; mere he earned the bare minimum
6.
with one's bare hands, without a weapon or tool
verb
7.
(transitive) to make bare; uncover; reveal
Derived Forms
bareness, noun
Word Origin
Old English bær; compare Old Norse berr, Old High German bar naked, Old Slavonic bosǔ barefoot

bare2

/bɛə/
verb
1.
(archaic) a past tense of bear1
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Word Origin and History for Baring

bare

adj.

Old English bær "naked, uncovered, unclothed," from Proto-Germanic *bazaz (cf. German bar, Old Norse berr, Dutch baar), from PIE *bhosos (cf. Armenian bok "naked;" Old Church Slavonic bosu, Lithuanian basas "barefoot"). Meaning "sheer, absolute" (c.1200) is from the notion of "complete in itself."

v.

Old English barian, from bare (adj.). Related: Bared; baring.

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