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Is bare a Scrabble word?

Yes. The word bare is a Scrabble US word. The word bare is worth 6 points in Scrabble:

B3A1R1E1

Is bare a Scrabble UK word?

Yes. The word bare is a Scrabble UK word and has 6 points:

B3A1R1E1

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Valid words made from Bare

You can make 21 words from 'bare' in our Scrabble US and Canada dictionary.


4 letters words from 'bare'

ABER 6BARE 6
BEAR 6BRAE 6

3 letters words from 'bare'

ARB 5ARE 3
BAE 5BAR 5
BRA 5EAR 3
ERA 3REB 5

2 letters words from 'bare'

AB 4AE 2
AR 2BA 4
BE 4EA 2
ER 2RE 2

All 4 letters words made out of bare

bare abre brae rbae arbe rabe baer aber bear ebar aebr eabr brea rbea bera ebra reba erba areb raeb aerb earb reab erab

Note: these 'words' (valid or invalid) are all the permutations of the word bare. These words are obtained by scrambling the letters in bare.

Definitions and meaning of bare

bare

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /bɛə(ɹ)/, /bɛː(ɹ)/, enPR: bâr
  • (US) IPA(key): /bɛəɹ/, enPR: bâr
  • Rhymes: -ɛə(ɹ)
  • Homophone: bear

Etymology 1

From Middle English bare, bar, from Old English bær (bare, naked, open), from Proto-West Germanic *baʀ, from Proto-Germanic *bazaz (bare, naked), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰosós, from *bʰos- (bare, barefoot).

Cognate with Scots bare, bair (bare), Saterland Frisian bar (bare), West Frisian baar (bare), Dutch baar (bare), German bar (bare), Swedish bar (bare), Icelandic ber (bare), Lithuanian basas (barefoot, bare), Polish bosy (barefoot).

Adjective

bare (comparative barer, superlative barest)

  1. Minimal; that is or are just sufficient.
    a bare majority
  2. Naked, uncovered.
    I do wonder why keeping my little breasts bare can be lewd even as none tells my brother anything for being bare-chested.
  3. Having no supplies.
    a room bare of furniture
    The cupboard was bare.
    • 2012 October 31, David M. Halbfinger, "[1]," New York Times (retrieved 31 October 2012):
      Localities across New Jersey imposed curfews to prevent looting. In Monmouth, Ocean and other counties, people waited for hours for gasoline at the few stations that had electricity. Supermarket shelves were stripped bare.
  4. Having no decoration.
    The walls of this room are bare — why not hang some paintings on them?
  5. Having had what usually covers (something) removed.
    The trees were left bare after the swarm of locusts devoured all the leaves.
  6. (MLE, Toronto, not comparable) A lot or lots of.
    It's bare money to get in the club each time, man.
  7. With head uncovered; bareheaded.
  8. Without anything to cover up or conceal one's thoughts or actions; open to view; exposed.
  9. (figurative) Mere; without embellishment.
  10. Threadbare, very worn.
    • c. 1593, William Shakespeare, The Two Gentlemen of Verona, Act II, scene iv:
      for it appears, by their bare liveries, that they live by your bare words.
  11. Not insured.
    • 1987, 1 December, ABA Journal (page 86)
      Before the company was formed, the firm went bare for about three months in 1985, but it now has prior acts coverage for that time.
    • 1994, David S. Haviland, The Architect's Handbook of Professional Practice (page 310)
      That a firm chooses to go bare has no effect on whether it gets sued or not.
Synonyms
  • (minimal): mere, minimal
  • (without a condom): Thesaurus:condomless
  • (naked): exposed, naked, nude, uncovered, undressed
  • (having no supplies): empty, unfurnished, unstocked, unsupplied
  • (having no decoration): empty, plain, unadorned, undecorated
  • (having had what usually covers (something) removed): despoiled, stripped, uncovered
Antonyms
  • (minimal): ample, plentiful, sufficient
  • (naked): covered, covered up, dressed, unexposed
  • (having no supplies): full, furnished, stocked, supplied, well-stocked
  • (having no decoration): adorned, decorated, ornate
  • (having had what usually covers (something) removed): covered
Derived terms
Translations

Adverb

bare

  1. (Britain, slang) Very; significantly.
    That pissed me off bare.
    It's taking bare time.
  2. Barely.
  3. Without a condom.
Translations

Noun

bare (plural bares)

  1. (‘the bare’) The surface, the (bare) skin.
    • 1599, John Marston, Antonio and Mellida
      In sad good earnest, sir, you have toucht the very bare of naked truth [...]
    • 2002, Darren Shan, Hunters of the dusk: 7:
      Vancha clasped the bare of my neck and squeezed amiably.
  2. Surface; body; substance.
    • c. 1599, John Marston, Antonio and Mellida
      You have touched the very bare of naked truth.
  3. (architecture) That part of a roofing slate, shingle, tile, or metal plate, which is exposed to the weather.

Etymology 2

From Middle English baren, from Old English barian, from Proto-Germanic *bazōną (to bare, make bare).

Verb

bare (third-person singular simple present bares, present participle baring, simple past and past participle bared)

  1. (transitive) To uncover; to reveal.
Usage notes

The verb should not be confused with the verb bear.

Synonyms
  • (uncover): expose, lay bare, reveal, show, uncover; see also Thesaurus:reveal
Antonyms
  • (uncover): cover, cover up, hide
Derived terms
Translations

Etymology 3

Inflected forms.

Verb

bare

  1. (obsolete) simple past tense of bear
    • And the children of the Levites bare the ark of God upon their shoulders with the staves thereon
    • 1898, J. Meade Falkner, Moonfleet Chapter 5
      And so I put thee on my shoulder and bare thee back, and here thou art in David's room, and shalt find board and bed with me as long as thou hast mind to

References

  • bare in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911.
  • bare in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.

Anagrams

  • Aber, Bear, Brea, Reba, bear, brae, rabe

Basque

Adjective

bare

  1. calm

Noun

bare anim or inan

  1. slug
  2. spleen

Czech

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈbarɛ/

Noun

bare

  1. vocative singular of bar

Danish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈbaːrə/, [ˈb̥ɑːɑ]

Etymology 1

From the adjective bar (naked).

Adverb

bare

  1. just
  2. simply
  3. only, merely

Conjunction

bare

  1. I wish, I hope, if only (introduces a wish)
    • 1979, Tove Ditlevsen, Vi har kun hinanden: To som elsker hinanden (→ISBN)
      Bare vi var alene.
      I wish we were alone.
    • 2014, Pernille Eybye, Blodets bånd #1: Blodsøstre, Tellerup A/S (→ISBN)
      Bare jeg kunne blive hele natten," fortsatte han.
      "If only I could stay all night", he continued.
    • 2013, Lyngby-Taarbæk Bibliotekerne, Tanker om tid: 15 udvalgte noveller, BoD – Books on Demand (→ISBN), page 43
      Bare jeg kunne spole tiden tilbage.
      If only I could rewind time.
  2. if only (introduces a conditional subclause)
Synonyms
  • gid, om, hvis bare, kun

Etymology 2

See the etymology of the main entry.

Adjective

bare

  1. inflection of bar:
    1. definite singular
    2. plural

Dutch

Pronunciation

Verb

bare

  1. (archaic) singular present subjunctive of baren

Italian

Pronunciation

  • Rhymes: -are

Noun

bare f

  1. plural of bara

Anagrams

  • erba

Kurdish

Etymology

Compare Persian باره(bâre, subject, issue)

Noun

bare m

  1. topic
  2. hashtag

Derived terms

  • di bareya ... de

Lithuanian

Noun

bare m

  1. locative/vocative singular of baras

Manx

Etymology

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Adjective

bare

  1. best

Middle Dutch

Etymology

From Old Dutch *bāra, from Proto-West Germanic *bāru, from Proto-Germanic *bērō.

Noun

bâre f

  1. bier, stretcher

Declension

This noun needs an inflection-table template.

Descendants

  • Dutch: baar

Further reading

  • “bare (II)”, in Vroegmiddelnederlands Woordenboek, 2000
  • Verwijs, E.; Verdam, J. (1885–1929) , “bare (IV)”, in Middelniederlandsch Woordenboek, The Hague: Martinus Nijhoff, →ISBN, page IV

Middle English

Noun

bare

  1. (Northern) Alternative form of bor

Norwegian Bokmål

Adjective

bare

  1. definite singular of bar
  2. plural of bar

Adverb

bare

  1. only, merely, just
  2. but

Conjunction

bare

  1. if; as long as

See also

  • berre (Nynorsk)

References

  • “bare” in The Bokmål Dictionary.

Norwegian Nynorsk

Adverb

bare

  1. form removed with the spelling reform of 2012; superseded by berre

Serbo-Croatian

Noun

bare (Cyrillic spelling баре)

  1. vocative singular of bȃr

Noun

bare (Cyrillic spelling баре)

  1. inflection of bȁra:
    1. genitive singular
    2. nominative/accusative/vocative plural

Swedish

Adjective

bare

  1. absolute definite natural masculine form of bar.

Anagrams

  • aber

Source: wiktionary.org
  • unclothed, uncovered.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)