Simple Definition of bald
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
Examples of bald in a sentence
All of his uncles are completely bald.
He had gone completely bald by the age of 30.
He covered his bald head with a baseball cap.
There's a bald spot on the top of his head.
There are bald patches in the cat's fur.
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 bǣl fire, pyre
First Known Use: 14th century
Synonym Discussion of bald
Definition of bald
: to make bald
: to become bald
First Known Use of bald
BALD Defined for Kids
Definition of bald for Students
1 : lacking a natural covering (as of hair)
2 : lacking extra details or exaggeration <a bald statement>
Medical Definition of bald
: lacking all or a significant part of the hair on the head or sometimes on other parts of the body
Seen and Heard
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