bark

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Noun[change]

Singular
bark

Plural
barks

Bark on a tree
  1. (uncountable) The outside part of a tree; the skin of the tree.
    I made the tea from sassafras bark.
  2. (countable) A loud sound made by a dog or seal.
    I heard a bark and turned to see the dog.


Verb[change]

Plain form
bark

Third-person singular
barks

Past tense
barked

Past participle
barked

Present participle
barking

This dog is barking
  1. When an animal barks it makes a loud, sharp sound.
    I couldn't sleep because the dog was barking all night!