Associations to the word «Bark»

Pictures for the word «Bark»

Wiktionary

BARK, verb. (intransitive) To make a short, loud, explosive noise with the vocal organs (said of animals, especially dogs).
BARK, verb. (intransitive) To make a clamor; to make importunate outcries.
BARK, verb. (transitive) To speak sharply.
BARK, noun. The short, loud, explosive sound uttered by a dog.
BARK, noun. A similar sound made by some other animals.
BARK, noun. (figuratively) An abrupt loud vocal utterance.
BARK, noun. (countable) (uncountable) The exterior covering of the trunk and branches of a tree.
BARK, noun. (medicine) Peruvian bark or Jesuit's bark, the bark of the cinchona from which quinine is produced.
BARK, noun. Hard candy made in flat sheets, for instance out of chocolate, peanut butter, toffee or peppermint.
BARK, noun. The crust formed on barbecued meat that has had a rub applied to it.
BARK, verb. To strip the bark from; to peel.
BARK, verb. To abrade or rub off any outer covering from.
BARK, verb. To girdle.
BARK, verb. To cover or inclose with bark, or as with bark.
BARK, noun. (obsolete) A small sailing vessel, e.g. a pinnace or a fishing smack; a rowing boat or barge.
BARK, noun. (poetic) a sailing vessel or boat of any kind.
BARK, noun. (nautical) A three-masted vessel, having her foremast and mainmast square-rigged, and her mizzenmast schooner-rigged.
BARK BEETLE, noun. Any of various beetles, of the subfamily Scolytinae, many of which reproduce in the inner bark of trees
BARK BEETLES, noun. Plural of bark beetle
BARK BREAD, noun. A famine food made by adding ground phloem to the flour as an extender.
BARK LICE, noun. Plural of bark louse
BARK LOUSE, noun. (obsolete) Any insect of the family Coccidae, that infest the bark of trees and vines.
BARK LOUSE, noun. Any insect of the order Psocoptera, that live on or near trees and feed on algae and lichen.
BARK MIXTURE, noun. (obsolete) (medicine) Any of various decoctions of bark used as various remedies
BARK MIXTURE, noun. Any of various preparations of the bark of various trees, used as a growing medium for orchids etc.
BARK UP THE WRONG TREE, verb. (idiomatic) To do, believe, or pursue something wrong or inappropriate; to take the wrong approach; to follow a false lead; to blame or rebuke the wrong person.

Dictionary definition

BARK, noun. Tough protective covering of the woody stems and roots of trees and other woody plants.
BARK, noun. A noise resembling the bark of a dog.
BARK, noun. A sailing ship with 3 (or more) masts.
BARK, noun. The sound made by a dog.
BARK, verb. Speak in an unfriendly tone; "She barked into the dictaphone".
BARK, verb. Cover with bark.
BARK, verb. Remove the bark of a tree.
BARK, verb. Make barking sounds; "The dogs barked at the stranger".
BARK, verb. Tan (a skin) with bark tannins.

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