from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- adjective Lacking hair on the head.
- adjective Lacking a natural or usual covering.
- adjective Lacking treads.
- adjective Zoology Having white feathers or markings on the head, as in some birds or mammals.
- adjective Lacking ornamentation; unadorned.
- adjective Undisguised; blunt.
from The Century Dictionary.
- Wanting hair, as the head, in some part (usually the top, or front and top) where it naturally grows; partly or wholly deprived of hair on the head, as a person.
- Without the natural or usual covering of the head or top; bareheaded: as, a bald oak; a bald mountain.
- Destitute of beard or awn: as, bald wheat.
- Wanting force or meaning; meager; paltry: as, a bald sermon; a bald truism.
- Destitute of appropriate ornament; too bare, plain, or literal; unadorned; inelegant: as, “a bald translation,”
- Bare; open; undisguised.
- Having white on the face or head: specifically applied to several birds: as, the bald buzzard, eagle, etc.
- noun A natural meadow or grassy plain occurring on the rounded summit of a high mountain: a term in use in the southern extension of the Appalachian ranges, where a number of the highest knobs have their dome-shaped tops entirely bare of trees.
- To make bald; deprive of hair.
- An obsolete and dialectal form of
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective Destitute of the natural or common covering on the head or top, as of hair, feathers, foliage, trees, etc..
- adjective Destitute of ornament; unadorned; bare; literal.
- adjective Undisguised.
- adjective obsolete Destitute of dignity or value; paltry; mean.
- adjective (Bot.) Destitute of a beard or awn.
- adjective Destitute of the natural covering.
- adjective Marked with a white spot on the head; bald-faced.
- adjective (Zoöl.) the fishhawk or osprey.
- adjective (Zoöl.) a name of the European coot (
Fulica atra), alluding to the bare patch on the front of the head.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- adjective Having no
hair, furor feathers.
- adjective Of
tyres: whose surfaceis worn away.
- adjective Of a
statement: empirically unsupported.
- noun Appalachian A mountain summit or crest that lacks forest growth despite a warm climate conducive to such, as is found in many places in the Southern Appalachian Mountains.
- verb intransitive to become bald
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adjective lacking hair on all or most of the scalp
- adjective without the natural or usual covering
- adjective with no effort to conceal
- verb grow bald; lose hair on one's head
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
Similarly, on this view the set of bald people does not have a fuzzy boundary; rather, our linguistic stipulations do not fully specify which set of people corresponds to the extension of ˜bald™.
Boundary Varzi, Achille 2008
 Gr. and others translate 'unhár' by 'bald'; _old and bald_.
Beowulf An Anglo-Saxon Epic Poem Lesslie [Translator] Hall
There is a Mountain which they call the bald Mountain which you pass by as you cross
You can't possibly be successful if you haven't got convictions -- what I call bald-headed convictions.
If Winter Comes 1925
Getty Images THE DUDE: Although beach-blond bowl cuts are standard issue for surfer dudes, bald is a surprisingly acceptable style for laid-back brosefs like pro wave rider (and super stud) Kelly Slater.
The Shorn Identity Christina binkley 2010
Neon tubes wrapped in bald flex pushed through the shite and added their burning light to the room.
Fabtastically, baroquely, OMG I can't believe they just did that with a plain bald face terrible.
I think Dr. Cox being bald is actually going to be explained in a later episode.
The McClellan press briefings have been a study in bald-faced institutionalized lie-fests for years.
This cat was not in terribly good shape; he was thin and half-bald from a bad flea problem that his neglectful owners never saw fit to address, but even so, he's one of the sweetest boys in the world.
National Treasure 2004