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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 bleak /ˈblik/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Bleak a.
 1. Without color; pale; pallid. [Obs.]
    When she came out she looked as pale and as bleak as one that were laid out dead.   --Foxe.
 2. Desolate and exposed; swept by cold winds.
 Wastes too bleak to rear
 The common growth of earth, the foodful ear.   --Wordsworth.
    At daybreak, on the bleak sea beach.   --Longfellow.
 3. Cold and cutting; cheerless; as, a bleak blast.
 -- Bleak*ish, a. -- Bleak*ly, adv. -- Bleak*ness, n.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Bleak, n.  Zool. A small European river fish (Leuciscus alburnus), of the family Cyprinidæ; the blay. [Written also blick.]
 Note:The silvery pigment lining the scales of the bleak is used in the manufacture of artificial pearls.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: offering little or no hope; "the future looked black";
             "prospects were bleak"; "Life in the Aran Islands has
             always been bleak and difficult"- J.M.Synge; "took a
             dim view of things" [syn: black, dim]
      2: providing no shelter or sustenance; "bare rocky hills";
         "barren lands"; "the bleak treeless regions of the high
         Andes"; "the desolate surface of the moon"; "a stark
         landscape" [syn: bare, barren, desolate, stark]
      3: unpleasantly cold and damp; "bleak winds of the North
         Atlantic" [syn: cutting, raw]