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bald

bare; without hair: When he grew older, he became bald.
Not to be confused with:
balled – wound into a ball: She balled the yarn.
bawled – shouted; sobbed loudly: The baby bawled when his lollipop was taken away.
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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.
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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
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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.
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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"
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bald

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

adjective
1. Without the usual covering:
2. Without addition, decoration, or qualification:
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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
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

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
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

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
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

bald

[bɔːld] adj (person) → calvo/a; (tyre) → liscio/a; (statement) → asciutto/a; (style) → spoglio/a
to go bald → perdere i capelli
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

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.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.

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
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bald

a. calvo-a, sin pelo
franco-a, espontáneo-a, escueto-a.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

bald

adj calvo
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