- (British) IPA: /bɔːld/, [bɔːɫd] Non-standard: IPA: /bəʊld/, [bɒʊld]
- (America) IPA: /bɔld/; (cot-caught) IPA: /bɑld/
bald (comparative balder, superlative baldest)
- Having no hair, fur or feathers.
- Antonyms: faxed, haired
- 1922, Margery Williams, The Velveteen Rabbit
- The Skin Horse had lived longer in the nursery than any of the others. He was so old that his brown coat was bald in patches and showed the seams underneath, and most of the hairs in his tail had been pulled out to string bead necklaces.
- Having no hair on the head.
- a bald man with a moustache
- (by extension) Denuded of any hair- or fur-like covering.
- The bald cypress is a tree that loses its leaves in winter.
- Of tyres: whose surface is worn away.
- (of a, statement or account) Unembellished.
- (of a, statement) Without evidence or support being provided.
- French: chauve
- German: kahl, glatzköpfig; (but usually expressed with the noun Glatze: mit Glatze, hat eine Glatze, etc.)
- Italian: calvo, pelato
- Portuguese: calvo, careca
- Russian: лы́сый
- Spanish: calvo, pelón (colloquial)
bald (plural balds)
- (Appalachian) 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.
bald (balds, present participle balding; past and past participle balded)
- (intransitive) To become bald.