The word "bald" is an adjective used to describe a person– usually a man–who doesn’t have very much hair on his head.
- He’s bald.
- He started to go bald in his late twenties.
- He wishes he weren’t bald.
- He wants to find a product that will reduce his baldness. (The word "baldness" is a noun.)
- A man who is balding, or going bald, may decide to just shave his entire head.
The word "bald" is also used for things that are lacking a particular surface area.
- The tires on my car are almost bald. (They have lost almost all of their tread.)
- It’s not safe to drive on bald tires, especially in the winter.
- The mountain has several bald spots near the top where there aren’t any trees.
- To fix some of the bald areas in my yard, I put down grass seed.
- The bald eagle is a symbol of the United States. (The bird looks like it’s bald, but it isn’t.)
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This page was published on July 2, 2017.