bark
I. verb Etymology: Middle English berken, from Old English beorcan; akin to Old Norse berkja to bark, Lithuanian burgėti to growl Date: before 12th century intransitive verb 1. a. to make the characteristic short loud cry of a dog b. to make a noise resembling a bark 2. to speak in a curt loud and usually angry tone ; snap transitive verb 1. to utter in a curt loud usually angry tone <
an officer barking orders
>
2. to advertise by persistent outcry <
barking their wares
>
II. noun Date: before 12th century 1. a. the sound made by a barking dog b. a similar sound 2. a short sharp peremptory tone of speech or utterance • barkless adjective III. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old Norse bark-, bǫrkr; akin to Middle Dutch & Middle Low German borke bark Date: 14th century 1. the tough exterior covering of a woody root or stem; specifically the tissues outside the cambium that include an inner layer especially of secondary phloem and an outer layer of periderm 2. cinchona 2 3. a candy containing chocolate and nuts that is made in a sheet and broken into pieces • barkless adjective IV. transitive verb Date: 14th century 1. to treat with an infusion of tanbark 2. a. to strip the bark from b. to rub off or abrade the skin of <
barked a shin on the desk
>
V. noun or barque Etymology: Middle English, from Middle French barque, from Old Occitan barca, from Late Latin Date: 15th century 1. a. a small sailing ship b. a sailing ship of three or more masts with the aftmost mast fore-and-aft rigged and the others square-rigged 2. a craft propelled by sails or oars

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  • bark — bark; bark·hau·sen; bark·less; bark·ly·ite; bark·om·e·ter; bark·stone; em·bark; em·bark·ment; man·bark·lak; bark·en; bark·er; de·bark; man·bark·lac; …   English syllables

  • bark — bark1 [bärk] n. [ME < ON bǫrkr, akin to MLowG borke] 1. the outside covering of the stems and roots of trees and woody plants 2. some kinds of this matter used in tanning, dyeing, etc. 3. CINCHONA vt. 1. to treat with a bark infusion, as in… …   English World dictionary

  • Bark — Bark, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Barked} (?); p. pr. & vb. n. {Barking}.] 1. To strip the bark from; to peel. [1913 Webster] 2. To abrade or rub off any outer covering from; as to bark one s heel. [1913 Webster] 3. To girdle. See {Girdle}, v. t., 3.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bark — Ⅰ. bark [1] ► NOUN ▪ the sharp explosive cry of a dog, fox, or seal. ► VERB 1) give a bark. 2) utter (a command or question) abruptly or aggressively. ● one s bark is worse than one s bite Cf. ↑ …   English terms dictionary

  • BARK — ( Binär Aritmetisk Relä Kalkylator , Swedish for Binary Arithmetic Relay Calculator ) was an early electromechanical computer. BARK was built using standard phone relays, implementing a 32 bit binary machine and could perform addition in 150 ms… …   Wikipedia

  • bark — vb Bark, bay, howl, growl, snarl, yelp, yap mean to make the sound of or a sound suggestive of a dog. Bark implies the sharp, explosive utterance characteristic of dogs; it may be used not only of them and of another animal (as a seal) that… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • bark — [n1] plant covering case, casing, coat, cortex, crust, husk, peeling, rind, shell, skin; concept 428 bark [n2] animal yelp bay, growl, grunt, howl, roar, snarl, woof, yap, yip; concept 64 bark [v1] yelp arf, bay, cry, gnarl, growl, howl, snap …   New thesaurus

  • Bark — Bark, v. i. [OE. berken, AS. beorcan; akin to Icel. berkja, and prob. to E. break.] 1. To make a short, loud, explosive noise with the vocal organs; said of some animals, but especially of dogs. [1913 Webster] 2. To make a clamor; to make… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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