bark n

Fr. < L. barca.

  1. Boat; barge with a broad stern; small ship without a figure-head; vessel carrying water in its hold; [fig.] life; mortal mission; reason for existing.

bark n

see bark, v.

  1. Howl; clamor; sound of a dog; sharp explosive canine cry; [fig.] pang; heart-ache; emotional pain.

bark v

OE beorcan.

  1. Bay; yelp; yip; cry out; sound an alarm; make a loud noise like a dog; (see Isaiah 56:10).