Bear vs. Bare

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Bear and bare are homophones—words that sound alike but have different meanings.

bear

-v.

1. To carry something.

2. To be equipped with something.

  • the right to bear arms

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bear
-n.

  1. 1. A large omnivorous mammal, related to the dog and raccoon, having shaggy hair, a very small tail, and flat feet; a member of family Ursidae, particularly of subfamily Ursinae
  2. (informal) An animal that resembles a bear, such as a koala or ant bear.

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bare

-adj.

  1. Minimal; that is or are just sufficient.
  • the bare necessities

2. Naked, uncovered.

  • Don’t show your bare backside in public.

3. Having no supplies.

  • a room bare of furniture
  • The cupboard was bare.

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