bark

Part of speech: verb

To utter a bark, as a dog.

Part of speech: verb

To scrape bark off; girdle.

Part of speech: verb

To abrade the skin of.

Part of speech: noun

A short, abrupt, explosive sound, as of a dog.

Part of speech: noun

The covering of a tree or other plant.

Part of speech: noun

A three- masted vessel, squarerigged except for the mizzenmast, which is fore- and- aft rigged; in poetical use, any vessel. Barque.

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Usage examples "bark":

  1. The disturbance continued all night, and very early, the dogs began to bark. - "Look Back on Happiness", Knut Hamsun.
  2. The holes made in the bark have never been found to injure the trees. - "Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Nature Study", Ontario Ministry of Education.
  3. It was, however, a comfort to know he had covered the worst ground, and soon after supper one evening he went off in better spirits than usual to a little bark shelter he had built for himself. - "Partners of the Out-Trail", Harold Bindloss.