Did you know?

Click any word in a definition or example to find the entry for that word

bald  - definition and synonyms

 
Close

What are red words?

90% of the time, speakers of English use just 7,500 words in speech and writing. These words appear in red, and are graded with stars. One-star words are frequent, two-star words are more frequent, and three-star words are the most frequent.

Close

Thesaurus

The thesaurus of synonyms and related words is fully integrated into the dictionary. Click on the thesaurus category heading under the button in an entry to see the synonyms and related words for that meaning.

more
adjective bald pronunciation in British English /bɔːld/
Word Forms
Close
adjectivebald
comparativebalder
superlativebaldest
  1. 1
    with little or no hair on your head

    a bald spot on the top of his head

    go bald (=lose your hair):

    I started going bald in my twenties.

  2. 2
    a bald tyre is no longer safe to use because its surface is worn smooth
  3. 3
    a bald statement, fact, truth etc is something you say in a direct way, without trying to be sensitive or polite

derived word

baldness

noun [uncountable]

rat tail

a type of hairstyle which has a long, thin strip of hair growing down the back of the neck

BuzzWord Article

Open Dictionary

speak human

(of a politician) to be able to communicate and connect with ordinary people

add a word

Blog

A must for anyone with an interest in the changing face of language. The Macmillan Dictionary blog explores English as it is spoken around the world today.

global English and language change from our blog