Definition of bareheaded in US English:


adverb & adjective

  • Without a covering for one's head.

    as adverb ‘he walked bareheaded in the teeming rain’
    • ‘The men are dressed in shabby, quilted jackets; they are bareheaded and barefoot.’
    • ‘She opened it to see Vasic on her stoop, bareheaded in the rain, water streaming off his hair and beard, breath coming in pants as if he'd run from the car and was unaccustomed to the exertion.’
    • ‘There were snow flurries, it was cold, and Gottwald was bareheaded.’
    • ‘He was bareheaded with whiskers proudly displayed, bright eyes prominent in grey-brown fur and large flat ears twitching with a life of their own.’
    • ‘Then he went in bareheaded, not attempting to disguise himself or avoid the surveillance cameras.’
    • ‘They were at pains to point out that she had no such scruples later, and made her exit bareheaded.’
    • ‘In contrast, the attackers were bareheaded and apparently unafraid to show their faces.’
    • ‘Very few of them, no matter how poor, are bareheaded.’
    • ‘At the end of Radford's film he shows us a bareheaded Shylock locked out of his synagogue and alone in the world, an alien being.’
    • ‘Some members of the third estate, however, decided that they would no longer remain bareheaded in the presence of the king, and, like the nobles, covered themselves.’
    • ‘He died in Washington, D.C., in March 1891 from a cold apparently caught while marching bareheaded in General Sherman's funeral procession.’
    • ‘Though my cloak was tied tightly, my hood kept coming off, and I would stop to put it back over my head, until finally I gave up and just rode bareheaded.’
    • ‘However, many Gypsy women may go bareheaded except when attending traditional communal gatherings.’
    • ‘In Koerbecke's example, the three companions radiate light from their heads, and the first is youthful and bareheaded, very similar to Daret's young maiden in red.’
    • ‘I wear a bandanna for the school run, but at home, and now in hospital, I am bareheaded.’
    • ‘Next to him is an unidentified bareheaded man in a painter's smock.’
    • ‘The view is sublime, and here Jefferson and his company were accustomed to sit, bareheaded, in the summer until bed-time, having neither dew nor insects to annoy them.’
    • ‘Most women wear headscarves, fewer wear veils, and many, especially in cities, are bareheaded and wear western clothes.’
    • ‘Like Bahzell, he was bareheaded, carrying his helmet, but there the similarities ended.’
    • ‘A cloak is thrown over his shoulders, and he wears gloves, but no hat; in depicting his soldiers bareheaded, Thompson emphasized their vulnerability.’