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barn

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noun \ˈbärn\

Simple Definition of barn

  • : 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

  1. 1 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>

  2. 2 :  a large building for the housing of a fleet of vehicles (as trolley cars or trucks)

barn·like play \-ˌlīk\ adjective
barny play \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


Medical Dictionary

barn

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noun \ˈbärn\

Medical Definition of barn

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




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