US /bɑːld/ 
UK /bɔːld/ 

having little or no hair on your head

bald - کچل - تاس
معادل فارسی: 

کچل, تاس

مثال انگلیسی: 

Being bald is genetically common in our family between men.

تاس بودن از لحاظ ژنتیکی در خانواده ی ما بین مردان شایع است.

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English


bald /bɔːld $ bɒːld/ BrE AmE adjective
[Date: 1300-1400; Origin: Perhaps from ball 'white spot on an animal's head' (13-16 centuries), probably from Welsh bal]
1. having little or no hair on your head:
a bald man
his shiny bald head
Dad started going bald when he was in his thirties.
He combed his hair and tried to hide his bald patch (=part of someone’s head where there is no hair).
2. not having enough of what usually covers something:
The car’s tires are completely bald.
3. bald statement/facts/truth a statement etc that is correct but gives no additional information to help you understand or accept what is said:
The bald truth was that Lori didn’t love her husband anymore.
—baldness noun [uncountable]

Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


bald [bald balds balded balding balder baldest]   [bɔːld] Click to play  [bɔːld] Click to playadjective

1. having little or no hair on the head

• He started going bald in his twenties.

2. without any of the usual hair, marks, etc. covering the skin or surface of sth
• Our dog has a bald patch on its leg.

• a bald tyre (= a tyre whose surface has become smooth)

3. without any extra explanation or detail to help you understand or accept what is being said
The bald fact is that we don't need you any longer.
The letter was a bald statement of our legal position.
see also  baldly
Idiom: bald as a coot
Derived Word: baldness  
Word Origin:
Middle English: probably from a base meaning ‘white patch’, which came from the archaic sense ‘marked or streaked with white’. Compare with Welsh ceffyl bal, denoting a horse with a white mark on its face.  
Example Bank:
• young men who go prematurely bald

• The bald fact is that we don't need you any longer.

Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary


bald (PLAIN) /bɔːld/ US /bɑːld/
basic and with no unnecessary words; not detailed:
There was just this bald statement of resignation - no explanation or anything.

baldly /ˈbɔː US /ˈbɑːld-/
To put it baldly, I can't afford to take the risk.

baldness /ˈbɔːld.nəs/ US /ˈbɑːld-/
noun [U]
The baldness of her question shocked him.


bald (WITHOUT HAIR) /bɔːld/ US /bɑːld/
with little or no hair on the head:
At twenty he was already going bald.

balding /ˈbɔːl.dɪŋ/ US /ˈbɑːl-/
Eammon was plump and balding (= becoming bald) but somehow very attractive to women.

baldy, baldie /ˈbɔːl.di/ US /ˈbɑːl-/
an unkind name for someone who has lost or is losing the hair on their head:
"Hey, baldy!"

baldness /ˈbɔːld.nəs/ US /ˈbɑːld-/
noun [U]

Collins COBUILD Advanced Learner’s English Dictionary


(balder, baldest)

Someone who is bald has little or no hair on the top of their head.
The man’s bald head was beaded with sweat...
He wears a cap to cover a spot of baldness.

If a tyre is bald, its surface has worn down and it is no longer safe to use.

A bald statement is in plain language and contains no extra explanation or information.
The announcement came in a bald statement from the official news agency...
The bald truth is he’s just not happy.
= blunt
‘The leaders are outdated,’ he stated baldly. ‘They don’t relate to young people.’
= bluntly
ADV: ADV with v



   1. adjective
a) Having no hair , fur or feathers.
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.
b) Of tyre s: whose surface is worn away.
2. noun
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 .
3. verb
to become bald

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