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As the poet said, 'Only God can make a tree,' probably because it's so hard to figure out how to get the bark on.
Woody Allen

Meaning of "bark" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD BARK

Old English beorcan; related to Lithuanian burgěti to quarrel, growl.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF BARK

bark  [bɑːk] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF BARK

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Bark is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb bark in English.

WHAT DOES BARK MEAN IN ENGLISH?

bark

Bark

Bark is the outermost layers of stems and roots of woody plants. Plants with bark include trees, woody vines, and shrubs. Bark refers to all the tissues outside of the vascular cambium and is a nontechnical term. It overlays the wood and consists of the inner bark and the outer bark. The inner bark, which in older stems is living tissue, includes the innermost area of the periderm. The outer bark in older stems includes the dead tissue on the surface of the stems, along with parts of the innermost periderm and all the tissues on the outer side of the periderm. The outer bark on trees is also called the rhytidome. Products used by people that are derived from bark include: bark shingle siding and wall coverings, spices and other flavorings, tanbark for tannin, resin, latex, medicines, poisons, various hallucinatory chemicals and cork. Bark has been used to make cloth, canoes, and ropes and used as a surface for paintings and map making. A number of plants are also grown for their attractive or interesting bark colorations and surface textures or their bark is used as landscape mulch.

Definition of bark in the English dictionary

The first definition of bark in the dictionary is the loud abrupt usually harsh or gruff cry of a dog or any of certain other animals. Other definition of bark is a similar sound, such as one made by a person, gun, etc. Bark is also to make its typical loud abrupt cry.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO BARK

PRESENT

Present
I bark
you bark
he/she/it barks
we bark
you bark
they bark
Present continuous
I am barking
you are barking
he/she/it is barking
we are barking
you are barking
they are barking
Present perfect
I have barked
you have barked
he/she/it has barked
we have barked
you have barked
they have barked
Present perfect continuous
I have been barking
you have been barking
he/she/it has been barking
we have been barking
you have been barking
they have been barking
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I barked
you barked
he/she/it barked
we barked
you barked
they barked
Past continuous
I was barking
you were barking
he/she/it was barking
we were barking
you were barking
they were barking
Past perfect
I had barked
you had barked
he/she/it had barked
we had barked
you had barked
they had barked
Past perfect continuous
I had been barking
you had been barking
he/she/it had been barking
we had been barking
you had been barking
they had been barking
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will bark
you will bark
he/she/it will bark
we will bark
you will bark
they will bark
Future continuous
I will be barking
you will be barking
he/she/it will be barking
we will be barking
you will be barking
they will be barking
Future perfect
I will have barked
you will have barked
he/she/it will have barked
we will have barked
you will have barked
they will have barked
Future perfect continuous
I will have been barking
you will have been barking
he/she/it will have been barking
we will have been barking
you will have been barking
they will have been barking
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would bark
you would bark
he/she/it would bark
we would bark
you would bark
they would bark
Conditional continuous
I would be barking
you would be barking
he/she/it would be barking
we would be barking
you would be barking
they would be barking
Conditional perfect
I would have bark
you would have bark
he/she/it would have bark
we would have bark
you would have bark
they would have bark
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been barking
you would have been barking
he/she/it would have been barking
we would have been barking
you would have been barking
they would have been barking
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you bark
we let´s bark
you bark
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to bark
Past participle
barked
Present Participle
barking
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH BARK


arc
ɑːk
at.
ɑːk
bookmark
ˈbʊkˌmɑːk
Clark
klɑːk
dark
dɑːk
dat.
dɑːk
Denmark
ˈdɛnmɑːk
Irak
ɪˈrɑːk
Iraq
ɪˈrɑːk
landmark
ˈlændˌmɑːk
lat.
lɑːk
marc
mɑːk
mark
mɑːk
marque
mɑːk
mat.
mɑːk
park
pɑːk
shark
ʃɑːk
spark
spɑːk
stark
stɑːk
trademark
ˈtreɪdˌmɑːk

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE BARK

barium sulphate
barium titanate
bark beetle
bark chippings
bark cloth
bark up the wrong tree
barkan
barkantine
barkeep
barkeeper
barken
barkentine
barker
barkhan
Barkhausen
Barkhausen effect
barking
Barking and Dagenham
barking deer
barking mad

WORDS THAT END LIKE BARK

amusement park
ark
benchmark
business park
car park
Danmark
hallmark
Hyde Park
lark
national park
Newark
out of the ark
Registered Trademark
remark
Steiermark
the mark
the park
theme park
tiger shark
waymark

Synonyms and antonyms of bark in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «BARK»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «bark» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of bark
abrade · bawl · bay · berate · bluster · casing · cortex · cover · covering · crust · flay · graze · growl · housing · howl · husk · layer · protection · rind · rub · scrape · scratch · scuff · shave · shout · skin · snap · snarl · strip · woof · yap · yell · yelp

Translation of «bark» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF BARK

Find out the translation of bark to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of bark from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «bark» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

犬吠
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

ladrar
570 millions of speakers

English

bark
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

छाल
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

يَنْبَحُ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

лаять
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

latir
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

বাকল
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

aboyer
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Kulit
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

bellen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

吠える
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

짖다
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Babakan
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

sủa
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

பட்டை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

झाडाची साल
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

bağırmak
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

abbaiare
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

zaszczekać
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

гавкати
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

a lătra
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

γαβγίζω
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

bas
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

skälla
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

bjeffe
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of bark

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «BARK»

The term «bark» is very widely used and occupies the 15.121 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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Principal search tendencies and common uses of bark
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «BARK» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «bark» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «bark» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about bark

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10 QUOTES WITH «BARK»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word bark.
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Casey Affleck
My family would be supportive if I said I wanted to be a Martian, wear only banana skins, make love to ashtrays, and eat tree bark.
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Woody Allen
As the poet said, 'Only God can make a tree,' probably because it's so hard to figure out how to get the bark on.
3
William Henry Ashley
Many of their lodges remained as perfect as when occupied. They were made of poles two or three inches in diameter, set up in circular form, and covered with cedar bark.
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Dan Aykroyd
I had a slight touch of Tourette's, which means you talk to yourself and bark and cry out at night.
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Dan Aykroyd
I had a slight touch of Tourette's, which means you talk to yourself and bark and cry out at night. I find myself talking to myself sometimes.
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Dave Barry
Dogs feel very strongly that they should always go with you in the car, in case the need should arise for them to bark violently at nothing right in your ear.
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Tucker Carlson
I have no way of knowing how people really feel, but the vast majority of those I meet couldn't be nicer. Every once in a while someone barks at me. My New Year's resolution is not to bark back.
8
Aime Cesaire
It is no use painting the foot of the tree white, the strength of the bark cries out from beneath the paint.
9
William Cowper
The dogs did bark, the children screamed, Up flew the windows all; And every soul bawled out, Well done! As loud as he could bawl.
10
Sylvia Earle
Look at the bark of a redwood, and you see moss. If you peer beneath the bits and pieces of the moss, you'll see toads, small insects, a whole host of life that prospers in that miniature environment. A lumberman will look at a forest and see so many board feet of lumber. I see a living city.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «BARK»

Discover the use of bark in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to bark and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Bark: Stories
These eight masterly stories reveal Lorrie Moore at her most mature and in a perfect configuration of craft, mind, and bewitched spirit, as she explores the passage of time and summons up its inevitable sorrows and hilarious pitfalls to ...
Lorrie Moore, 2014
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Bark, George
"Bark, George," says George's mother, and George goes: "Meow," which definitely isn't right, because George is a dog. And so is his mother, who repeats, "Bark, George." And George goes, "Quack, quack." What's going on with George?
Jules Feiffer, 1999
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Waiting for Your Cat to Bark?: Persuading Customers When ...
If you want to learn marketing, get this book. It's purrfect." ?Jeffrey Gitomer, Author, The Little Red Book of Selling
Bryan Eisenberg, 2006
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Bark: An Intimate Look at the World's Trees
Bark is ideal for any nature lover.
‎2010
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Bark
Describes the bark of different trees, explaining its functions and enumerates some of the many ways we use bark, from corks to roofing material.
Catherine Chambers, 1996
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Bark: The Formation, Characteristics and Uses of Bark Around ...
Magnificent photos reveal the beauty of bark, & the text reveals the sometimes surprising ways in which people make use of bark, from cloth & cones to medicine, flavorings, fuel, & fiber, just as insects & animals use it for camouflage, ...
Kjell B. Sandved, Ghillean Tolmie Prance, Anne E. Prance, 1993
7
Bark Canoes and Skin Boats of North America
"The definitive book on the subject."John...
Edwin Tappan Adney, Howard Irving Chapelle, 2007
8
Plaited Basketry with Birch Bark
A guide to making birch bark baskets tells how to harvest bark without harming a tree and offers techniques and directions for making traditional Russian-style trays, baskets, bottles, and other decorative objects.
Vladimir Yarish, Flo Hoppe, Jim Widess, 2009
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Till Death Do Us Bark
In this story told mostly through letters, Noah Breth's feuding children come to Ghastly, Illinois, to follow a trail of limericks to their inheritance, while Seymour tries to convince Iggy and Olive to let him keep Mr. Breth's dog.
‎2011
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Bark House Style
Everything old is new again with Bark House Design: A Rustic Style Reclaimed.
Chris McCurry, Chris McCurry and Nan Chase, 2009

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «BARK»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term bark is used in the context of the following news items.
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Birch-Bark Coffin Discovered in Russia's Zeleny Yar - Archaeology …
SALEKHARD, RUSSIA—A birch-bark coffin has been removed from Zeleny Yar, a medieval site on the edge of the Siberian Arctic. Similar ... «Archaeology, Jul 15»
2
Actress Creates PSA for Jacksonville Bark for Your Park - Wandtv …
JACKSONVILLE – Hollywood actress and Jacksonville native Emily Berry has made a video in support of Jacksonville's Bark for Your Park in ... «WAND, Jul 15»
3
Bark Park Offers Doggy Fun - KXNet.com - Bismarck/Minot/Williston …
Minot's Bark Park was a busy place this holiday weekend. Dogs are marking their territory at the bark park for some tail wagging fun. Owners ... «KXNet.com, Jul 15»
4
Brew Crew: White Bark Witbier - The Gateway
Overall, White Bark Witbier makes a great choice for a summer patio beer, one that manages to stay light and crisp while still delivering on ... «The Gateway Online, Jul 15»
5
Brazil Times: Local News: Bark for Life event coming to Forest Park …
She is involved with an event called Bark for Life. "They offer unconditional love and acceptance. They are always happy to see us. They don't ... «Brazil Times, Jul 15»
6
Woof! Bark in the Park is bound to be such fun
Bark in the Park will take place in Colchester's Castle Park on Sunday, August 9, led by Colchester Council's Animal Control Team. Attractions ... «Clacton and Frinton Gazette, Jul 15»
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Garden Sage: Dead log bark beetles, cutter bees, black widows bug …
Dead log bark beetles are uncommon. This species, the only one of the genus found in North America, is restricted to Southern Arizona. «Arizona Daily Star, Jul 15»
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Lincoln Town Car Smashes Into Front Of Bark Avenue Pet Grooming …
No on was injured when a Lincoln Town Car operated by a 71-year-old woman crashed into the front of the Bark Avenue Pet Grooming store ... «Patch.com, Jul 15»
9
Don't bark up the wrong tree
I've had the dubious pleasure of sitting in on a creative brainstorming session at an ad agency - and a more stupefying, mind-numbing ... «Times LIVE, Jul 15»
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UFC 189: Chad Mendes Says Conor McGregor is “All Bark
“Conor is like a chihuahua, he's all bark. See, Conor is a master at selling fights and talking shit. So Conor can say what he wants, nothing is ... «MMAFrenzy.com, Jul 15»

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