adjective \ˈbld\

of a person : having no hair or very little hair on the head

of a part of the body : not covered with hair

: not covered with trees and plants

Full Definition of BALD

a :  lacking a natural or usual covering (as of hair, vegetation, or nap)
b :  having little or no tread <bald tires>
:  marked with white
:  lacking adornment or amplification <a bald assertion>
:  undisguised, palpable <bald arrogance>
bald·ish \ˈbl-dish\ adjective
bald·ly \ˈbl(d)-lē\ adverb
bald·ness \ˈbl(d)-nəs\ noun

Examples of BALD

  1. All of his uncles are completely bald.
  2. He had gone completely bald by the age of 30.
  3. He covered his bald head with a baseball cap.
  4. There's a bald spot on the top of his head.
  5. There are bald patches in the cat's fur.
  6. an old car with bald tires

Origin of BALD

Middle English balled; probably akin to Dan dialect bældet bald, Latin fulica coot, Greek phalios having a white spot, Old English ̄l fire, pyre
First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with BALD



Definition of BALD

transitive verb
:  to make bald
intransitive verb
:  to become bald

First Known Use of BALD



adjective \ˈbld\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of BALD

: lacking all or a significant part of the hair on the head or sometimes on other parts of the body
bald intransitive verb


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