Adjective "bald" definition and examples

(Bald may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/bɔːld/

Definitions and examples

adjective

Having a scalp wholly or partly lacking hair.
  1. '‘Please, sit down you two,’ the gray hair, nearly bald doctor beckoned us to the seats.'
  2. 'It was the bald guy, his scalp shining under the café's lights.'
  3. 'The man is completely bald, lacking even eyebrows.'
  4. 'Dark hair sprung from his once bald scalp and the wrinkles on his face smoothed out.'
  5. 'Ted sighed and ran a hand over his head again, rubbing his bald scalp.'
  6. 'Magnor Tanek was old, with fluffy white hair and a bald spot.'
  7. 'A small, just-noticeable tingle started on the top of his bald scalp.'
  8. 'I really care about my hair, I do my best in order not to go bald.'
  9. 'The man, with slightly gray hair, bald on the top of the head, and steely gray eyes, was wearing an expensive suit.'
  10. 'She looks like a disgruntled old man, her ears red, her scalp bald and splotchy.'
  11. 'hedgehogs are born bald'
  12. 'The bald cat padded its way across the cobblestoned path, and up to the castle gates.'
  13. 'This bird has a bald, red face that only a mother could love, but it boasts an incredible nine-foot wingspan and a majesty in flight that rivals any raptor.'
  14. 'It was like some sort of ghastly empowerment group, of thousands, except it was being chaired by a bald ape who ran hither and yon.'
  15. 'They noted that the mutant mice groomed themselves excessively-to the extent of creating bald spots and skin wounds.'
  16. 'Raja was just 3-weeks-old, bald with no feathers, when he brought him home.'
  17. 'I noticed that some of the ducks have a bald patch at the back of their heads and that other ducks often attack them here with their beaks.'
  18. 'She opened the cabinet and found the bald chicken!'
  19. 'A cat with little bald patches is unattractive. And I do so like my cat to be cute.'
  20. 'Some monkeys had bald patches caused by over-grooming, a compulsive behaviour caused by stress.'
  21. 'Obesity may be seen as bald patches in certain areas where the feather tracts have separated because of large deposits of fat under the skin.'
  22. 'As readers will discover, this rare plant species of federal concern grows in bald cypress-tupelo gum swamp forests in the coastal plain.'
  23. 'Then, we went by K-mart and bought a few plants for the bald part of the backyard.'
  24. 'The beautiful hills that used to be covered with bushes and trees are now bald.'
  25. 'Where seedlings had lined out the field only two days before there were bald seed beds splashed with puddles of goose droppings.'
  26. 'Take a look at your lawn and write about the patchy areas of crabgrass and bald spots found.'
  27. 'Work is being done on the pathways round the lakes in order to keep anglers to the paths and hopefully seed the bald areas.'
  28. 'Fork over bald areas, add some compost and then sow seed or patch with a piece of turf and water in well.'
  29. 'When the rubber on the blocks wears out, they need to be replaced, just like bald tires.'
  30. 'O'Toole quipped the policy was like a car with four bald tyres and, when you opened the boot, the spare was flat.'
  31. 'Some buses examined by inspectors in the last year have been found to have defective steering, faulty brakes or even bald tyres.'
  32. 'The car's tyres were bald; a fork was in the ignition; there were beer bottles all over the car and the road; and all three were aged about 18.'
  33. 'When performing this act of charity he notices that one of the other tyres is partially bald, and therefore illegal.'
  34. 'They headed for Prague, but got stopped on the Czech border because the tyres on their vans were bald.'
  35. 'You could even report your neighbour's bald tyres, unlicensed bulls or smoking in the house - which is a workplace when they have the cleaner or the gas-man in.'
  36. 'He glared at me and started writing another ticket for having bald tires!'
  37. 'The officers found nothing wrong until they found one of the tyres was a space-saver and was bald.'
  38. 'Tires have built-in wear indicators that appear as a bald strip when there is 1.6 millimeters of tread remaining.'
Not having any extra detail or explanation; plain or blunt.
  1. 'In all that I've read and heard, the response - such as it is - to this question has been bald and simple.'
  2. 'All of this being ‘merely corroborative detail, intended to give artistic verisimilitude to an otherwise bald and unconvincing narrative’.'
  3. 'In particular, the link between poverty and health was noted for confusing interpretations of the bald figures.'
  4. 'This is because interpretation is often as valuable - even more valuable at times - to readers than a bald statement of the facts.'
  5. 'None of you want to react to that bald statement by me, I am sure.'
  6. 'Such a bald statement would, of course, be denied by any responsible public figure.'
  7. 'They're so bizarre I'm not certain I could even summarise them: they are a bald statement of extreme political reaction.'
  8. 'Even his own Labour Muslim colleagues were angry with his bald statement, for which he later apologised in his local newspaper.'
  9. 'But the bald figures tell an indisputably brighter story.'
  10. 'Again, the Plaintiffs rely upon bald statements in their factum without supporting evidence.'

More definitions

1. having little or no hair on the scalp: a bald head; a bald person.

2. destitute of some natural growth or covering: a bald mountain.

3. lacking detail; bare; plain; unadorned: a bald prose style.

4. open; undisguised: a bald lie.

5. Zoology. having white on the head: the bald eagle.

6. Automotive. (of a tire) having the tread completely worn away. verb (used without object)

7. to become bald. noun

8. (often initial capital letter) Chiefly South Midland

More examples(as adjective)

"people can be bald in shots."

"people can be bald with wisps."

"people can be bald in wests."

"people can be bald from ages."

"people can be bald at sides."

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Origin

Middle English: probably from a base meaning ‘white patch’, whence the archaic sense ‘marked or streaked with white’. Compare with Welsh ceffyl bal, denoting a horse with a white mark on its face.

Phrase

(as) bald as a coot