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Bark

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Noun, Verb (transitive), Verb (intransitive)

CIDE DICTIONARY

Barkv. t. 
  •  To strip the bark from; to peel.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To abrade or rub off any outer covering from; as to bark one's heel.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To girdle. See Girdle, v. t., 3.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To cover or inclose with bark, or as with bark; as, to bark the roof of a hut.  [1913 Webster]
Barkv. i. [OE. berken, AS. beorcan; akin to Icel. berkja, and prob. to E. break.].
  •  To make a short, loud, explosive noise with the vocal organs; -- said of some animals, but especially of dogs.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To make a clamor; to make importunate outcries.  [1913 Webster]
    "They bark, and say the Scripture maketh heretics."  [1913 Webster]
    "Where there is the barking of the belly, there no other commands will be heard, much less obeyed."  [1913 Webster]
Barkn. 
     The short, loud, explosive sound uttered by a dog; a similar sound made by some other animals.  [1913 Webster]
Barkn. [F. barque, fr. Sp. or It. barca, fr. LL. barca for barica. See Barge.].
  •  Formerly, any small sailing vessel, as a pinnace, fishing smack, etc.; also, a rowing boat; a barge. Now applied poetically to a sailing vessel or boat of any kind.  Byron.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A three-masted vessel, having her foremast and mainmast square-rigged, and her mizzenmast schooner-rigged.  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

Bark, n. & v.
--n.
1 the sharp explosive cry of a dog, fox, etc.
2 a sound resembling this cry.
--v.
1 intr. (of a dog, fox, etc.) give a bark.
2 tr. & intr. speak or utter sharply or brusquely.
3 intr. cough fiercely.
4 tr. US sell or advertise publicly by calling out.

Idiom
one's bark is worse than one's bite one is not as ferocious as one appears. bark up the wrong tree be on the wrong track; make an effort in the wrong direction.
Bark, n. & v.
--n.
1 the tough protective outer sheath of the trunks, branches, and twigs of trees or woody shrubs.
2 this material used for tanning leather or dyeing material.
--v.tr.
1 graze or scrape (one's shin etc.).
2 strip bark from (a tree etc.).
3 tan or dye (leather etc.) using the tannins found in bark.

Bark, n. poet. a ship or boat.

Etymology
= BARQUE

THESAURUS

Bark

ablate, abrade, abrase, advertise, animal noise, argosy, ballyhoo, bang, barking, battle cry, bawl, bay, bell, bellow, bill, birdcall, blare, blast, blat, blate, bleat, blemish, bloody, blubber, boat, boom, boost, bottom, bran, bray, break, breathe, bucket, build up, bulletin, burn, burst, buzz, cackle, call, capsule, case, caterwaul, chafe, chaff, chant, check, cheer, chip, chirp, circularize, clang, claw, coo, cork, corn shuck, cornhusk, cortex, crack, craft, craze, crow, cry, cry up, cut, decorticate, detonate, detonation, discharge, drawl, epicarp, erase, erode, establish, exclaim, excoriate, explode, explosion, file, flay, flute, fracture, fray, frazzle, fret, fulminate, fulmination, fusillade, gall, gash, gasp, give a write-up, give publicity, give tongue, give voice, gnaw, gnaw away, go off, grate, graze, grind, growl, grunt, gunshot, hail, halloo, hiss, holler, hollo, hooker, hoot, howl, howling, hulk, hull, hurrah, hurt, husk, incise, injure, jacket, keel, keen, lacerate, leviathan, lilt, low, maim, make mincemeat of, mating call, maul, meow, mew, mewl, miaow, moo, mumble, murmur, mutilate, mutter, neigh, nicker, note, packet, palea, pant, pare, peel, peeling, phellum, pierce, pipe, placard, plug, pod, pop, post, post bills, post up, press-agent, promote, publicize, puff, pule, puncture, rallying cry, rasp, raze, rend, rind, rip, roar, rub away, rub off, rub out, rumble, run, rupture, salvo, savage, scald, scalp, scorch, scotch, scour, scrape, scratch, screak, scream, screech, scrub, scuff, sell, shell, ship, shot, shout, shriek, shuck, sibilate, sigh, sing, skin, slash, slit, snap, snarl, snort, sob, spiel, sprain, squall, squawk, squeak, squeal, stab, stick, strain, stridulation, strip, tear, thunder, traumatize, troat, trumpet, tub, twang, ululate, ululation, vessel, volley, wail, war cry, war whoop, warble, watercraft, wear, wear away, whicker, whine, whinny, whisper, whoop, woodnote, wound, wrench, write up, yammer, yap, yawl, yawp, yell, yelp, yip, yo-ho, yowl

ROGET THESAURUS

Bark

Covering

N covering, cover, baldachin, baldachino, baldaquin, canopy, tilt, awning, tent, marquee, tente d'abri, umbrella, parasol, sunshade, veil (shade), shield, roof, ceiling, thatch, tile, pantile, pentile, tiling, slates, slating, leads, barrack, plafond, planchment, tiling, shed, top, lid, covercle, door, operculum, bulkhead, bandage, plaster, lint, wrapping, dossil, finger stall, coverlet, counterpane, sheet, quilt, tarpaulin, blanket, rug, drugget, housing, antimacassar, eiderdown, numdah, pillowcase, pillowslip, linoleum, saddle cloth, blanket cloth, tidy, tilpah, apishamore, integument, tegument, skin, pellicle, fleece, fell, fur, leather, shagreen, hide, pelt, peltry, cordwain, derm, robe, buffalo robe, cuticle, scarfskin, epidermis, clothing, mask, peel, crust, bark, rind, cortex, husk, shell, coat, eggshell, glume, capsule, sheath, sheathing, pod, cod, casing, case, theca, elytron, elytrum, involucrum, wrapping, wrapper, envelope, vesicle, corn husk, corn shuck, dermatology, conchology, testaceology, inunction, incrustation, superimposition, superposition, obduction, scale, veneer, facing, overlay, plate, silver plate, gold plate, copper plate, engobe, ormolu, Sheffield plate, pavement, coating, paint, varnish, plating, barrel plating, anointing, enamel, epitaxial deposition, vapor deposition, ground, whitewash, plaster, spackel, stucco, compo, cerement, ointment, covering, superimposed, overlaid, plated, cutaneous, dermal, cortical, cuticular, tegumentary, skinny, scaly, squamous, covered, imbricated, loricated, armor plated, ironclad, under cover, cowled, cucullate, dermatoid, encuirassed, hooded, squamiferous, tectiform, vaginate.

Threat

VB threat, threaten, menace, snarl, growl, gnarl, mutter, bark, bully, defy, intimidate, keep in terrorem, hold up in terrorem, hold out in terrorem, shake the fist at, double the fist at, clinch the fist at, thunder, talk big, fulminate, use big words, bluster, look daggers, stare daggers.

Ship

N ship, vessel, sail, craft, bottom, navy, marine, fleet, flotilla, shipping, man of war, transport, tender, storeship, merchant ship, merchantman, packet, liner, whaler, slaver, collier, coaster, lighter, fishing boat, pilot boat, trawler, hulk, yacht, baggala, floating hotel, floating palace, ocean greyhound, ship, bark, barque, brig, snow, hermaphrodite brig, brigantine, barkantine, schooner, topsail schooner, for and aft schooner, three masted schooner, chasse-maree, sloop, cutter, corvette, clipper, foist, yawl, dandy, ketch, smack, lugger, barge, hoy, cat, buss, sailer, sailing vessel, windjammer, steamer, steamboat, steamship, liner, ocean liner, cruiseship, ship of the line, mail steamer, paddle steamer, screw steamer, tug, line of steamers, destroyer, cruiser, frigate, landing ship, LST, aircraft carrier, carrier, flattop, nuclear powered carrier, submarine, submersible, atomic submarine, boat, pinnace, launch, life boat, long boat, jolly boat, bum boat, fly boat, cock boat, ferry boat, canal boat, swamp boat, ark, bully, battery, bateau, broadhorn, dory, droger, drogher, dugout, durham boat, flatboat, galiot, shallop, gig, funny, skiff, dingy, scow, cockleshell, wherry, coble, punt, cog, kedge, lerret, eight oar, four oar, pair oar, randan, outrigger, float, raft, pontoon, prame, iceboat, ice canoe, ice yacht, catamaran, hydroplane, hovercraft, coracle, gondola, carvel, caravel, felucca, caique, canoe, birch bark canoe, dugout canoe, galley, galleyfoist, bilander, dogger, hooker, howker, argosy, carack, galliass, galleon, polacca, polacre, tartane, junk, lorcha, praam, proa, prahu, saick, sampan, xebec, dhow, dahabeah, nuggah, kayak, keel boat, log canoe, pirogue, quadrireme, trireme, stern-wheeler, wanigan, wangan, wharf boat, balloon, airship, aeroplane, biplane, monoplane, triplane, hydroplane, aerodrome, air balloon, pilot balloon, fire balloon, dirigible, zeppelin, aerostat, Montgolfier, kite, parachute, jet plane, rocket plane, jet liner, turbojet, prop-jet, propeller plane, corporate plane, corporate jet, private plane, private aviation, airline, common carrier, fighter, bomber, fighter-bomber, escort plane, spy plane, supersonic aircraft, subsonic aircraft, afloat, aboard, on board, on ship board, hard a lee, hard a port, hard a starboard, hard a weather.

Cry

N cry, voice, hubbub, bark, vociferation, outcry, hullabaloo, chorus, clamor, hue and cry, plaint, lungs, stentor, crying, clamant, clamorous, vociferous, stentorian, open-mouthed.

Ululation

VB cry, roar, bellow, blare, rebellow, growl, snarl, bark, bow-wow, yelp, bay, bay at the moon, yap, yip, yipe, growl, yarr, yawl, snarl, howl, grunt, gruntle, snort, squeak neigh, whinny, bray, mew, mewl, meow, purr, caterwaul, pule, baa, bleat, low, moo, troat, croak, peep, coo, gobble, quack, honk, gaggle, guggle, crow, caw, squawk, screech cackle, cluck, clack, chuck, chuckle, hoot, hoo, chirp, cheep, chirrup, twitter, cuckoo, warble, trill, tweet, pipe, whistle, hum, buzz, hiss, blatter, ratatat.


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