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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. Sense 4, perhaps partly of Celtic origin; akin to Welsh bal, having a white streak on the forehead (of horses), Irish ball, spot, mark, and English blaze, white mark on the face of an animal; see blaze2.]

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 ?
Progress in the valley An Indian cavalier The captain falls into a lethargy A Nez Perce patriarch Hospitable treatment The bald head Bargaining Value of an old plaid cloak The family horse The cost of an Indian present
In a little while, he became known among them by an Indian name, signifying "the bald chief.
The dominant figure, both because he was bigger in all three dimensions, and because he sat centrally in the length of the table, facing me, was a tall, fat man dressed completely in black, with a rubicund, even apoplectic visage, but a rather bald and rather bothered brow.
The big librarian had buried his big bald brow in his big red hands, like a man trying to think out his duty.
The sequel certainly could not be overlooked; for the Duke, in dead silence, smashed a decanter on the man's bald head as suddenly as I had seen him smash the glass that day in the orchard.
It was that of the bald man, who never removed his eyes from the gypsy.
It was no longer the voice of the bald man; it was the voice of a woman, bigoted and malicious.
This man, this rash individual, was the man with the bald brow, who, a moment earlier, standing with the gypsy's group had chilled the poor girl with his words of menace and of hatred.
For occasion (as it is in the common verse) turneth a bald noddle, after she hath presented her locks in front, and no hold taken; or at least turneth the handle of the bottle, first to be received, and after the belly, which is hard to clasp.
The emphasis was helped by the speaker's hair, which bristled on the skirts of his bald head, a plantation of firs to keep the wind from its shining surface, all covered with knobs, like the crust of a plum pie, as if the head had scarcely warehouse-room for the hard facts stored inside.
At Bald Hills, Prince Nicholas Andreevich Bolkonski's estate, the arrival of young Prince Andrew and his wife was daily expected, but this expectation did not upset the regular routine of life in the old prince's household.
Though in the new reign he was free to return to the capitals, he still continued to live in the country, remarking that anyone who wanted to see him could come the hundred miles from Moscow to Bald Hills, while he himself needed no one and nothing.