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bald

 (bôld)
adj. bald·er, bald·est
1. Lacking hair on the head.
2. Lacking a natural or usual covering: a bald spot on the lawn.
3. Lacking treads: a bald tire.
4. Zoology Having white feathers or markings on the head, as in some birds or mammals.
5. Lacking ornamentation; unadorned.
6. Undisguised; blunt: a bald statement of policy.

[Middle English balled, probably from bal, ball; see ball1.]

bald′ly adv.
bald′ness n.

bald

(bɔːld)
adj
1. (Anatomy) having no hair or fur, esp (of a man) having no hair on all or most of the scalp
2. lacking natural growth or covering
3. plain or blunt: a bald statement.
4. bare or simple; unadorned
5. (Zoology) Also: baldfaced (of certain birds and other animals) having white markings on the head and face
6. (Automotive Engineering) (of a tyre) having a worn tread
[C14 ballede (literally: having a white spot); related to Danish bǣldet, Greek phalaros having a white spot]
ˈbaldish adj
ˈbaldly adv
ˈbaldness n

bald

(bɔld)
adj.
1. having little or no hair on the scalp.
2. destitute of some natural growth or covering: a bald mountain.
3. plain: a bald prose style.
4. undisguised: a bald lie.
5. having white on the head: the bald eagle.
6. (of a tire) having the tread worn away.
v.i.
7. to become bald.
[1250–1300; Middle English ball(e)d, akin to Welsh bal, Greek phaliós having a white spot]
bald′ish, adj.
bald′ly, adv.
bald′ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.bald - grow baldbald - grow bald; lose hair on one's head; "He is balding already"
grow, turn - pass into a condition gradually, take on a specific property or attribute; become; "The weather turned nasty"; "She grew angry"
Adj.1.bald - with no effort to conceal; "a barefaced lie"
overt, open - open and observable; not secret or hidden; "an overt lie"; "overt hostility"; "overt intelligence gathering"; "open ballots"
2.bald - lacking hair on all or most of the scalpbald - lacking hair on all or most of the scalp; "a bald pate"; "a bald-headed gentleman"
hairless - having no hair or fur; "a Mexican Hairless is about the size of a fox terrier and hairless except for a tufts on the head and tail"
3.bald - without the natural or usual coveringbald - without the natural or usual covering; "a bald spot on the lawn"; "bare hills"
bare - lacking its natural or customary covering; "a bare hill"; "bare feet"

bald

adjective
1. hairless, smooth, bare, shorn, clean-shaven, tonsured, depilated, glabrous (Biology), baldheaded, baldpated The man's bald head was beaded with sweat.

bald

adjective
1. Without the usual covering:
2. Without addition, decoration, or qualification:
Translations
أَصْلَعأصْلَعبِدون ريشصَريح، جـاف
plešatýsjetýstrohýbezsrstýholý
skaldetutilsløret
kalva
kalju
ćelav
kopasztar
sköllótturumbúîalaushárlaus
頭のはげた
대머리의
be užuolankųnepagražintasnuplikęsnuplikimasnusišėręs
bez spalvāmkailsneizpušķotsplikpaurains
plešivý
plešast
ćelav
flintskalligskallig
ล้าน
hói đầu

bald

[bɔːld]
A. ADJ (balder (compar) (baldest (superl)))
1. (= hairless) [person, head] → calvo; (= shaven) → pelado
bald patch (on head) → calva f, claro m; (on animal) → calva f
he can't spend much on the barber's, with that bald head of hiscon lo calvo que está no puede gastar mucho en peluquería
to go baldquedarse calvo
(as) bald as an egg or a cootmás calvo que una bola de billar
2. (= worn) [tyre] → desgastado, gastado; [lawn] → pelado
bald patches on the lawn/carpetcalvas fpl en el césped/la alfombra
3. (= unadorned) [statement] → directo, sin rodeos; [style] → escueto
these are the bald factsestos son los hechos sin más
B. CPD bald eagle Náguila f de cabeza blanca

bald

[ˈbɔːld] adj
[person, head] → chauve
to go bald → perdre ses cheveux
to have a bald spot, to have a bald patch → avoir un début de calvitie, avoir une calvitie naissante
[tyre] → lisse
bald patch
This tyre has a bald patch → Ce pneu est en partie lisse.
(= blunt) [statement, truth] → simplebald eagle naigle m d'Amérique

bald

adj (+er)
personkahl, glatzköpfig; head, treekahl; birdfederlos; he is balder hat eine Glatze; to go baldeine Glatze bekommen, kahl werden; he is going bald at the templeser hat Geheimratsecken; bald patchkahle Stelle
(Aut: = worn) bald tyre (Brit) or tire (US) → abgefahrener Reifen
style, statementknapp
(liter: = bare, denuded) → kahl

bald

:
bald-faced
adj (US) lieunverfroren, unverschämt, schamlos
baldheaded
adjkahl- or glatzköpfig

bald

[bɔːld] adj (person) → calvo/a; (tyre) → liscio/a; (statement) → asciutto/a; (style) → spoglio/a
to go bald → perdere i capelli

bald

(boːld) adjective
1. (of people) with little or no hair on the head. a bald head; He is going bald (= becoming bald).
2. (of birds, animals) without feathers, fur etc. a bald patch on the dog's back.
3. bare or plain. a bald statement of the facts.
ˈbaldness noun
ˈbalding adjective
becoming bald.
ˈbaldly adverb
in a plain or bare way. He answered her questions baldly.

bald

أَصْلَع plešatý skaldet kahl φαλακρός calvo kalju chauve ćelav calvo 頭のはげた 대머리의 kaal skallet łysy careca лысый flintskallig ล้าน kel hói đầu 光秃的

bald

a. calvo-a, sin pelo
franco-a, espontáneo-a, escueto-a.

bald

adj calvo
References in classic literature ?
Laurence's bald head, and ran up to slip the apology under Laurie's door, advising him through the keyhole to be submissive, decorous, and a few other agreeable impossibilities.
Oh, you Wing Biddlebaum, comb your hair, it's falling into your eyes," commanded the voice to the man, who was bald and whose ner- vous little hands fiddled about the bare white fore- head as though arranging a mass of tangled locks.
The eyes of the Sagamore moved warily from islet to islet, and copse to copse, as the canoe proceeded; and, when a clearer sheet of water permitted, his keen vision was bent along the bald rocks and impending forests that frowned upon the narrow strait.
His bald purplish head now looked for all the world like a mildewed skull.
Queequeg believed strongly in anointing his boat, and one morning not long after the German ship Jungfrau disappeared, took more than customary pains in that occupation; crawling under its bottom, where it hung over the side, and rubbing in the unctuousness as though diligently seeking to insure a crop of hair from the craft's bald keel.
One of these fellows was about seventy or upwards, and had a bald head and very gray whiskers.
Dobbins' lashings were very vigorous ones, too; for although he carried, under his wig, a perfectly bald and shiny head, he had only reached middle age, and there was no sign of feebleness in his muscle.
Cobb felt like a fish removed from his native element and left panting on the sand; there was no evading the awful responsibility of a reply, for Rebecca's eyes were searchlights, that pierced the fiction of his brain and perceived the bald spot on the back of his head.
I have seen Colonel Lloyd make old Barney, a man between fifty and sixty years of age, uncover his bald head, kneel down upon the cold, damp ground, and receive upon his naked and toil-worn shoulders more than thirty lashes at the time.
The old gardener pushed his cap back on his bald head and stared at her a minute.
and how red your nice old bald head will get at the top with the worry of writing the answers; and how many of the answers you will leave until tomorrow after all
Except on the crown, which was raggedly bald, he had stiff, black hair, standing jaggedly all over it, and growing down hill almost to his broad, blunt nose.