bare essentials

Definition of bare essentials

  1. :  the things that are absolutely necessary We only had enough room to pack the bare essentials.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  lacking a natural, usual, or appropriate covering

    :  lacking clothing

    :  bareheaded

  1. :  to make or lay (something) bare (see 1bare) :  uncover

  1. : archaic past ofbear

essentialplay essentials
  1. :  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 fatty acid — compare nonessential 2

  1. :  something basic

    :  something necessary, indispensable, or unavoidable

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