Definition of Bare bones

1. Noun. (plural) the most basic facts or elements. "He told us only the bare bones of the story"




Definition of Bare bones

1. Noun. The essential elements of something, described without going into detail. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bare Bones

bare-backed
bare-bones
bare-bottomed
bare-breasted
bare-bum
bare-eared squirrel monkey
bare-eared squirrel monkeys
bare-knuckle
bare-knuckled
bare-shouldered
bare area of liver
bare area of stomach
bare bone
bare bones (current term)
bare hand
bare infinitive
bare infinitives
bare lymphocyte syndrome
bare minimum
bare noun
bare one's breast
bare one's soul
bare one's teeth
bare poles
barearse
barearses

Literary usage of Bare bones

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1. The Ecclesiologist by Ecclesiological Society (1866)
"... however rough and hideous, was tolerable; and so they scraped and scraped away, till the bare bones grinned at us in all their comfortless deformity. ..."

2. Edinburgh Medical Journal (1903)
"The soft parts on the back of the right hand were destroyed, displaying the bare bones ; penis and scrotum were retracted. CASE 16. ..."

3. Publications by English Dialect Society (1879)
"bare bones. bare bones. Second Raven. Let her rot. Let her rot. I have two versions of that of the Weald of Kent. The one is : First Raven. Dead sheep! ..."

4. A Dictionary of the Kentish Dialect and Provincialisms in Use in the County by W[illiam] F[rancis] Shaw, W. D. Parish, John White Masters (1887)
"bare bones. bare bones. Second Raven. Let her rot. Let her rot. I have two versions of that of the Weald of Kent. The one is : First Raven. Dead sheep ! ..."

5. Valuation of Public Service Corporations: Legal and Economic Phases of by Robert Harvey Whitten (1914)
"Or "bare-bones" value, as used in some of the cases? It is not fair to say that he meant junk value, or bare-bones value. He meant that was the value ..."

6. Public Utilities Reports by Henry Clifford Spurr, Ellsworth Nichols, Public Utilities Reports, inc (1920)
"... is the "bare bones" value of the Missouri intrastate property. The company asks authority to increase its rates sufficiently to pay operating expenses ..."

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