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You can make 13 words from 'bark' in our Scrabble US and Canada dictionary.


4 letters words from 'bark'

BARK 10BRAK 10
KBAR 10KRAB 10

3 letters words from 'bark'

ARB 5ARK 7
BAR 5BRA 5
KAB 9 

2 letters words from 'bark'

AB 4AR 2
BA 4KA 6

All 4 letters words made out of bark

bark abrk brak rbak arbk rabk bakr abkr bkar kbar akbr kabr brka rbka bkra kbra rkba krba arkb rakb akrb karb rkab krab

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

Definitions and meaning of bark

bark

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /bɑːk/
  • (General American) IPA(key): /bɑɹk/
  • Rhymes: -ɑː(ɹ)k
  • Homophone: barque

Etymology 1

From Middle English barken, berken, borken, from Old English beorcan (to bark), from the Proto-Germanic *berkaną (to bark, rumble), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰereg- (to make a noise, growl, bark), from *bʰer- (to drone, hum, buzz). Cognate with Icelandic berkja (to bark, bluster), Icelandic barki (throat, windpipe), dialectal Lithuanian burgė́ti (to growl, grumble, grouch, quarrel), Serbo-Croatian brbljati (to murmur). For the noun, compare Old English beorc, bearce (barking).

Verb

bark (third-person singular simple present barks, present participle barking, simple past and past participle barked)

  1. (intransitive) To make a short, loud, explosive noise with the vocal organs (said of animals, especially dogs).
    Synonym: give tongue
  2. (intransitive) To make a clamor; to make importunate outcries.
    • Where there is the barking of the belly, there no other commands will be heard, much less obeyed.
  3. (transitive) To speak sharply.
Synonyms
  • latrate (obsolete)
Derived terms
Translations

Noun

bark (plural barks)

  1. The short, loud, explosive sound uttered by a dog, a fox, and some other animals.
  2. (figuratively) An abrupt loud vocal utterance.
Translations

Etymology 2

From Middle English bark, from Old English barc (bark), from Old Norse bǫrkr (tree bark), from Proto-Germanic *barkuz, probably related to *birkijǭ (birch), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰergo- (compare Latin frāxinus (ash), Lithuanian béržas (birch)), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰereg- (to gleam; white) (compare English bright); akin to Danish bark, Icelandic börkur, Low German borke and Albanian berk (bast).

Noun

bark (countable and uncountable, plural barks)

  1. (countable, uncountable) The exterior covering of the trunk and branches of a tree.
  2. (medicine) Peruvian bark or Jesuit's bark, the bark of the cinchona from which quinine is produced.
  3. Hard candy made in flat sheets, for instance out of chocolate, peanut butter, toffee or peppermint.
  4. The crust formed on barbecued meat that has had a rub applied to it.
  5. The envelopment or outer covering of anything.
Usage notes

Usually uncountable; bark may be countable when referring to the barks of different types of tree.

Synonyms
  • (exterior covering of a tree): rind
Derived terms
Translations

Verb

bark (third-person singular simple present barks, present participle barking, simple past and past participle barked)

  1. To strip the bark from; to peel.
  2. To abrade or rub off any outer covering from.
  3. To girdle.
  4. To cover or inclose with bark, or as with bark.
Derived terms
  • ringbark
Translations

Etymology 3

From Middle English barke (boat), from Middle French barque, from Late Latin barca, from Vulgar Latin barica, from Ancient Greek βάρις (báris, Egyptian boat), from Coptic ⲃⲁⲁⲣⲉ (baare, small boat), from Egyptian bꜣjr (transport ship, type of fish),

Doublet of barge and barque.

Alternative forms

  • barque

Noun

bark (plural barks)

  1. (obsolete) A small sailing vessel, e.g. a pinnace or a fishing smack; a rowing boat or barge.
  2. (poetic) A sailing vessel or boat of any kind.
  3. (nautical) A vessel, typically with three (or more) masts, with the foremasts (or fore- and mainmasts) square-rigged, and mizzenmast schooner-rigged.
Translations

Anagrams

  • brak, kbar, krab

Albanian

Etymology

From Proto-Albanian *báruka, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰor-uko-, from *bʰer- (to carry). Compare Illyrian *βαρυκα. A doublet of bie, barrë, and barrë.

Noun

bark m (indefinite plural barqe, definite singular barku, definite plural barqet)

  1. (anatomy) belly

Declension

Derived terms

  • zbërkoj
  • lëbarke

Danish

Etymology 1

From Old Norse bǫrkr.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /bark/, [b̥ɑːɡ̊]

Noun

bark c (singular definite barken, not used in plural form)

  1. bark (covering of the trunk of a tree)

Derived terms

Etymology 2

From Old Norse barki

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /bark/, [b̥ɑːɡ̊]

Noun

bark c (singular definite barken, plural indefinite barker)

  1. bark (large sailing boat)
Inflection

References

  • “bark” in Den Danske Ordbog
  • “bark,2” in Den Danske Ordbog

Dutch

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /bɑrk/
  • Hyphenation: bark
  • Rhymes: -ɑrk

Etymology 1

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Noun

bark m (plural barken, diminutive barkje n)

  1. the bark of certain trees, used for its tannin

Etymology 2

From Middle Dutch barke, from Old French barque.

Noun

bark f (plural barken, diminutive barkje n)

  1. barge, a large type of rowing or sailing boat

Anagrams

  • brak, krab

Faroese

Etymology

From Danish bark, from Middle French barque, from Late Latin barca, from Vulgar Latin barica, from Ancient Greek βάρις (báris, Egyptian boat), from Coptic ⲃⲁⲁⲣⲉ (baare, small boat), from Egyptian bꜣjr (transport ship, type of fish),

Noun

bark f (genitive singular barkar, plural barkir)

  1. (nautical) bark: A three-masted vessel, having her foremast and mainmast square-rigged, and her mizzenmast schooner-rigged.

Declension

Synonyms

  • barkskip

Middle English

Alternative forms

  • barke

Etymology

From Old English bark, from Old Norse bǫrkr, from Proto-Germanic *barkuz.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /bark/

Noun

bark (plural barkes)

  1. bark (a tree's covering, often used in leatherworking or as a pharmaceutical).
  2. The exterior layer of a nut or other fruit.
  3. (rare, Late Middle English, figuratively) A shallow look at something.

Derived terms

  • barker
  • barkyn

Descendants

  • English: bark
  • Scots: bark

References

  • “bark, n.”, in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007, retrieved 2018-08-12.

Norwegian Bokmål

Etymology 1

From Old Norse bǫrkr

Noun

bark m (definite singular barken, uncountable)

  1. bark (outer layer of trunks and branches of trees and bushes)

Derived terms

  • hjernebark

See also

  • bork (Nynorsk)

Etymology 2

From Late Latin barca, via French barque

Noun

bark m (definite singular barken, indefinite plural barker, definite plural barkene)

  1. (nautical) a barque or bark (type of sailing ship)

References

  • “bark” in The Bokmål Dictionary.

Norwegian Nynorsk

Etymology

From Late Latin barca, via French barque

Noun

bark m (definite singular barken, indefinite plural barkar, definite plural barkane)

  1. (nautical) a barque or bark (type of sailing ship)

References

  • “bark” in The Nynorsk Dictionary.

Polish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /bark/

Etymology 1

From Proto-Slavic *bъrkъ.

Noun

bark m inan

  1. shoulder
Declension

Etymology 2

From Latin barca.

Noun

bark m inan

  1. barque (sailing vessel)
Declension

Etymology 3

Noun

bark m inan

  1. unit in the Bark scale

Further reading

  • bark in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • bark in Polish dictionaries at PWN
  • Słownik etymologiczny języka polskiego/bark on the Polish Wikisource.pl.Wikisource:Słownik etymologiczny języka polskiego/bark

Swedish

Etymology

From Old Norse bǫrkr, from Proto-Germanic *barkuz.

Noun

bark c (uncountable)

  1. bark (covering of the trunk of a tree)
    Hyponym: barka
  2. barque (type of ship)
    Synonym: barkskepp

Declension


Source: wiktionary.org
  • to make a sound like a dog.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)