noun \ˈbärn\

: a building on a farm that is used for storing grain and hay and for housing farm animals or equipment

: a large building that is usually bare and plain

Full Definition of BARN

a :  a usually large building for the storage of farm products or feed and usually for the housing of farm animals or farm equipment
b :  an unusually large and usually bare building <a great barn of a hotel — W. A. White>
:  a large building for the housing of a fleet of vehicles (as trolley cars or trucks)
barn·like \-ˌlīk\ adjective
barny \ˈbär-nē\ adjective

Examples of BARN

  1. They live in a big barn of a house.

Origin of BARN

Middle English bern, from Old English bereærn, from bere barley + ærn house, store
First Known Use: before 12th century

Rhymes with BARN

BARNLIKE Defined for Kids


noun \ˈbärn\

Definition of BARN for Kids

:  a building used for storing grain and hay and for housing farm animals
Medical Dictionary


noun \ˈbärn\

Medical Definition of BARN

:  a unit of area equal to 10−24 square centimeters that is used in nuclear physics for measuring cross section


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