Definition of bald in English:
- Those stem cells could be grown up and used to get hair growing again on bald scalps.
- I really care about my hair, I do my best in order not to go bald.
- You don't have to go bald, but expect your wallet to get slimmer instead.
- A pampered pet Shih Tzu dog was left bald after a Hong Kong salon accidentally shaved him when he was taken in for a grooming, a news report said yesterday.
- The small bald creature leapt gracefully onto the table and outstretched its whip-like tail and its long paper-thin ears.
- Atman gave the bald creature a studying gaze, and connected another blow, directly on its chin.
- The beautiful hills that used to be covered with bushes and trees are now bald.
- Fork over bald areas, add some compost and then sow seed or patch with a piece of turf and water in well.
- Work is being done on the pathways round the lakes in order to keep anglers to the paths and hopefully seed the bald areas.
- Police in North Yorkshire yesterday launched a major clampdown on motorist who drive on worn and bald tyres in an attempt to save lives.
- 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.
- What do you think if you did the same thing, resulting in chronic underfunding of your tyre budget, driving around with bald tyres?
- One can only guess at the research and detective work that has gone into the bald details recorded for each piece.
- Their calls for an explanation were met with bald denials from coalition spokesmen.
- This is because interpretation is often as valuable - even more valuable at times - to readers than a bald statement of the facts.
Middle English: probably from a base meaning 'white patch', whence the archaic sense 'marked or streaked with white'.
Words related to bald in other northern European languages suggest that its core meaning was ‘having a white patch or streak’. This may survive in the phrase as bald as a coot. The coot is not actually bald: it has a broad white area on its forehead extending up from the base of its bill. Descriptions of people as being as bald as a coot appear as far back as the 15th century.
- Example sentences
- All bravado, Miguel rushes to her rescue, scooping up a three-inch, striped insect with threatening jaws and a large, baldish head that looks eerily human.
- In my experience, they were all and one fattish, baldish with bowed legs.
- The baldish guy in his conservative suit and tie looked like he wanted to crawl under the table.
Words that rhyme with baldscald, so-called, uncalled, unwalled
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.