not covered by clothes [= naked]:
a ragged child with bare feet
She felt the sun warm on her bare arms.
not covered by trees or grass, or not having any leaves:
The trees soon gave way to bare rock.
empty, not covered by anything, or not having any decorations:
She looked round her tiny bare room.
a bare wood staircase
a statement that tells someone only what they need to know, with no additional details:
The newspaper had simply published the bare facts.
the very least amount of something that you need to do something:
smallest amount necessary[only before noun]
He got 40% - a bare pass.
The room had the bare minimum (=the smallest amount possible) of furniture.
the bare essentials/necessities
Her bag was light, packed with only the bare essentials.
If you ask her about herself, she gives only the barest (=the smallest amount possible) of details.
the most important parts or facts of something without any detail:
We have outlined only the bare bones of the method.
to uncover something that was previously hidden:
When the river is low, vast stretches of sand are laid bare.
to make known something that was secret:
historical writing which seeks to lay bare the true nature of an event
without using a weapon or a tool:
He had killed a man with his bare hands.
the basic form of a verb, for example 'go' or 'eat'
—bareness noun [uncountable]