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Meaning of “bare” - Learner’s Dictionary

bare

adjective     /beər/
NO CLOTHES B2 not covered by clothes: a bare chest She ran out into the road in her bare feet.Not wearing or removing clothes
NOT COVERED B2 not covered by anything: bare floorboardsCovering and adding layers
EMPTY empty: a bare room The cupboard was bare.Lacking thingsScarce, inadequate and not enoughEssential or necessary
BASIC including only the smallest amount that you need of something: The report just gave us the barest facts about the accident. Tony's salary only covers the bare essentials for the family. →  See also with your bare hands Maximum and minimum
(Definition of bare adjective from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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