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Definition 1: a sailing ship with 3 (or more) masts - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for bark in the sense of this definition

(bark is a kind of ...) a vessel that is powered by the wind; often having several masts

Definition 2: the sound made by a dog - [noun denoting event]

(bark is a kind of ...) the characteristic utterance of an animal

"animal cries filled the night"

(... is a kind of bark ) the bark of a dog

Definition 3: a noise resembling the bark of a dog - [noun denoting event]

(bark is a kind of ...) sound of any kind (especially unintelligible or dissonant sound)

"he enjoyed the street noises" "they heard indistinct noises of people talking" "during the firework display that ended the gala the noise reached 98 decibels"

Definition 4: tough protective covering of the woody stems and roots of trees and other woody plants - [noun denoting plant]

(bark is a kind of ...) a natural object that covers or envelops

"under a covering of dust" "the fox was flushed from its cover"

(... is a kind of bark ) outer bark of the cork oak; used for stoppers for bottles etc.

(... is a kind of bark ) the bitter bark of a South American tree; used in medicines and liqueurs and bitters

(... is a kind of bark ) the thin fibrous bark of the paper mulberry and Pipturus albidus

(... is a kind of bark ) aromatic bark having tonic and stimulant properties

(... is a kind of bark ) dried bark of the cascara buckthorn used as a laxative

(... is a kind of bark ) aromatic bark of cascarilla; used as a tonic and for making incense

(... is a kind of bark ) medicinal bark of cinchona trees; source of quinine and quinidine

(... is a kind of bark ) highly aromatic inner bark of the Canella winterana used as a condiment and a tonic

(... is a kind of bark ) aromatic bark used as a spice

(... is a kind of bark ) aromatic bark of the cassia-bark tree; less desirable as a spice than Ceylon cinnamon bark

(... is a kind of bark ) aromatic bark of Saigon cinnamon used medicinally as a carminative

(... is a kind of bark ) dried bark of various magnolias; used in folk medicine

(... is a kind of bark ) bark rich in tannin; bruised and cut in pieces to use for tanning; spent tanbark used as a ground covering

(... is a kind of bark ) the dried bark of the shrub mezereon

(... is a kind of bark ) (botany) outer tissue of bark; a protective layer of dead cells

(... is part of bark) (botany) the usually underground organ that lacks buds or leaves or nodes; absorbs water and mineral salts; usually it anchors the plant to the ground

(... is part of bark) a division of a stem, or secondary stem arising from the main stem of a plant

(... is part of bark) the main stem of a tree; usually covered with bark; the bole is usually the part that is commercially useful for lumber

Definition 5: tan (a skin) with bark tannins - [verb of change]

(bark is a kind of ...) treat skins and hides with tannic acid so as to convert them into leather

Definition 6: make barking sounds - [verb of communication]

Samples where bark or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The dogs barked at the stranger

(bark is a kind of ...) express audibly; utter sounds (not necessarily words)

"She let out a big heavy sigh" "He uttered strange sounds that nobody could understand"

(... is a kind of bark ) bark with prolonged noises, of dogs

(... is a kind of bark ) bark in a high-pitched tone

"the puppies yelped"

Definition 7: speak in an unfriendly tone - [verb of communication]

Samples where bark or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She barked into the dictaphone

(bark is a kind of ...) express in speech

"She talks a lot of nonsense" "This depressed patient does not verbalize"

Definition 8: remove the bark of a tree - [verb of contact]

Synonyms for bark in the sense of this definition

(bark is a kind of ...) remove the surface from

"strip wood"

Definition 9: cover with bark - [verb of contact]

(bark is a kind of ...) provide with a covering or cause to be covered

"cover her face with a handkerchief" "cover the child with a blanket" "cover the grave with flowers"

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