• Having no hair, fur or feathers.
  • Having no hair on the head, or having a large area of bare scalp on top of the head although hair may still grow on the sides and back of the head.
  • Denuded of any covering.
  • Of tyres: whose surface is worn away.
  • Unembellished.
  • Without evidence or support being provided.


  • A mountain summit or crest that lacks forest growth despite a warm climate conducive to such, as is found in many places in the Southern Appalachian Mountains.


  • To become bald.


  • From Middle English balled, ballid, bald, of uncertain origin. Probably formed from Middle English bal, balle. Compare with Old Danish bældet.
  • Alternate etymology has Gothic 𐌱𐌰𐌻𐌰-, Old English bǣl (both from Proto-Germanic *bēlą), Albanian balë and ball.

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