Definition of bare essentials
- We only had enough room to pack the bare essentials.
: of, relating to, or constituting essence : inherent
: of the utmost importance : basic, indispensable, necessary
: being a substance that is not synthesized by the body in a quantity sufficient for normal health and growth and that must be obtained from the diet — see also essential amino acid — compare nonessential 2
: something basic
: something necessary, indispensable, or unavoidable
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