- 1Having a scalp wholly or partly lacking hair: he was starting to go baldMore example sentences
- 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.
- 1.1(Of an animal) not covered by the usual fur, hair, or feathers: hedgehogs are born baldMore example sentences
- 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.
- 1.2(Of a plant or an area of land) not covered by the usual leaves, bark, or vegetation: the bald trunks with their empty branchesMore example sentences
- 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.
- 1.3(Of a tyre) having the tread worn away: the Nissan had two bald tyresMore example sentences
- 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?
- 2Not having any extra detail or explanation; plain or blunt: the bald statement in the preceding paragraph requires amplificationMore example sentences
plain, simple, unadorned, unvarnished, unembellished, undisguised, unveiled, stark, severe, austere, brutal, harsh; blunt, direct, forthright, plain-spoken, straight, straightforward, candid, honest, truthful, realistic, true to life, frank, outspoken, downright, outright, straight from the shoulder, explicit, unequivocal, unambiguous, unexaggerated, unqualified
- 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.
(as) bald as a coot
- Completely bald.More example sentences
- Hence if Balde were, well, bald as a coot, knobbly-kneed or of Bunteresque physique, he would duly be ridiculed for these signs of imperfection.
- One has luxuriant locks, their ever-changing style consuming the interests of fashion writers more interested in curling tongs than curling free-kicks; the other is as bald as a coot.
- Have you ever heard him say ‘I'm as bald as a coot and have a massive collections of syrups’ (wigs in rhyming slang to the uninitiated)?
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- 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.
- sense 2.More example sentences
- Happily all this is stated just about as baldly and clearly as that.
- How he got to that point, however, is clearly not as baldly obvious as the film posits.
- With no authoritative watchdog on duty, the company baldly promised to ‘greatly improve the quality and reliability’ of its service.
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- The partial or complete loss of hair is known as baldness or alopecia.
- Originally developed as a drug to reduce blood pressure, it's a complete mystery to scientists, who haven't figured out why it helps counteract baldness.
- For a woman, even losing 50 to 100 hairs a day is normal and does not lead to baldness - because it is replaced by fresh anagen hair.
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.