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bald

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12 in 10 verses (in OT : 12 in 10 verses)

CIDE DICTIONARY

balda. [OE. balled, ballid, perh. the p. p. of ball to reduce to the roundness or smoothness of a ball, by removing hair. bali whiteness in a horse's forehead.].
  •  Destitute of the natural or common covering on the head or top, as of hair, feathers, foliage, trees, etc.; as, a bald head; a bald oak.  [1913 Webster]
    "On the bald top of an eminence."  [1913 Webster]
  •  Destitute of ornament; unadorned; bare; literal.  [1913 Webster]
    "In the preface to his own bald translation."  [1913 Webster]
  •  Undisguised.  Lowell.  [1913 Webster]
  •  Destitute of dignity or value; paltry; mean.  [1913 Webster]
  •  Destitute of a beard or awn; as, bald wheat.  [1913 Webster]
  •  Destitute of the natural covering.  [1913 Webster]
Bald buzzard (Zoöl.), the fishhawk or osprey. -- Bald coot (Zoöl.), a name of the European coot (Fulica atra), alluding to the bare patch on the front of the head.

OXFORD DICTIONARY

bald, adj.
1 (of a person) with the scalp wholly or partly lacking hair.
2 (of an animal, plant, etc.) not covered by the usual hair, feathers, leaves, etc.
3 colloq. with the surface worn away (a bald tyre).
4 a blunt, unelaborated (a bald statement). b undisguised (the bald effrontery).
5 meagre or dull (a bald style).
6 marked with white, esp. on the face (a bald horse).

Idiom
bald eagle a white-headed eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus), used as the emblem of the United States.
Derivative
balding adj. (in senses 1-3). baldish adj. baldly adv. (in sense 4). baldness n.
Etymology
ME ballede, orig. 'having a white blaze', prob. f. an OE root ball- 'white patch'

THESAURUS

bald

Spartan, acomous, ascetic, austere, bald-headed, bare, bare-ass, beardless, blank, candid, clean-shaven, clear, cleared, clipped, colorless, common, commonplace, cropped, depilous, direct, disclosed, dry, dull, exposed, frank, free, glabrous, gymnosophical, hairless, homely, homespun, in native buff, in puris naturalibus, in the altogether, in the buff, in the raw, lackluster, lean, lifeless, lusterless, matter-of-fact, naked, natural, naturistic, neat, nude, nudist, open, open as day, open to all, overt, peeled, plain, plain-speaking, plain-spoken, polled, prosaic, prosing, prosy, pure, raw, revealed, rustic, severe, shaven, sheared, simple, simple-speaking, smooth, smooth-faced, smooth-shaven, sober, spare, stark, stark-naked, straightforward, tonsured, unadorned, unadulterated, unaffected, unarrayed, unclassified, unclogged, unclosed, uncolored, uncomplicated, uncovered, undecked, undecorated, undressed, unembellished, unfurbished, ungarnished, unhidden, unimaginative, unobstructed, unornamented, unpoetical, unrestricted, unsophisticated, unstopped, untrimmed, unvarnished, wide-open, with nothing on, without a stitch

ROGET THESAURUS

bald

Feebleness

N feebleness, feeble, bald, tame, meager, jejune, vapid, bland, trashy, lukewarm, cold, frigid, poor, dull, dry, languid, colorless, enervated, proposing, prosy, prosaic, unvaried, monotonous, weak, washy, wishy- washy, sketchy, slight, careless, slovenly, loose, lax (negligent), slipshod, slipslop, inexact, puerile, childish, flatulent, rambling.

Weariness

N weariness, defatigation, lassitude, drowsiness, disgust, nausea, loathing, sickness, satiety, taedium vitae, boredom, ennui, wearisomeness, tediousness, dull work, tedium, monotony, twice-told tale, bore, buttonholer, proser, wet blanket, pill, stiff, heavy hours, the enemy (time), wearying, wearing, wearisome, tiresome, irksome, uninteresting, stupid, bald, devoid of interest, dry, monotonous, dull, arid, tedious, humdrum, mortal, flat, prosy, prosing, slow, soporific, somniferous, disgusting, unenjoyed, weary, tired, drowsy, uninterested, flagging, used up, worn out, blase, life-weary, weary of life, sick of, wearily, usque ad nauseam, time hanging heavily on one's hands, toujours perdrix, crambe repetita.

Simplicity

N simplicity, plainness, homeliness, undress, chastity, simple, plain, homely, homespun, ordinary, household, unaffected, ingenuous, sincere (artless), free from affectation, free from ornament, simplex munditiis, sans facon, en deshabille, chaste, inornate, severe, unadorned, bare, unornamented, undecked, ungarnished, unarranged, untrimmed, unvarnished, bald, flat, dull, veritatis simplex oratio est.

Divestment

N divestment, taking off, nudity, bareness, undress, dishabille, the altogether, nudation, denudation, decortication, depilation, excoriation, desquamation, molting, exfoliation, trichosis, divested, bare, naked, nude, undressed, undraped, denuded, exposed, in dishabille, bald, threadbare, ragged, callow, roofless, in a state of nature, in nature's garb, in the buff, in native buff, in birthday suit, in puris naturalibus, with nothing on, stark naked, stark raving naked, bald as a coot, bare as the back of one's hand, out at elbows, barefoot, bareback, barebacked, leafless, napless, hairless.


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