\ ˈbärd How to pronounce barred (audio) \

Definition of barred

: marked by or divided off by bars especially : having alternate bands of different color a barred feather

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Examples of barred in a Sentence

He looked out the barred windows of the jail. a bird with a barred tail
Recent Examples on the Web In California, for example, the legislature in 2018 barred felony murder charges against participants in a felony who did not personally kill anyone., 27 Oct. 2021 Similarly, Alexey Kortnev, the frontman of the band Neschastny Sluchai, who was tapped to be the festival's host, declined and expressed support for the barred candidates. Vladimir Kozlov, Billboard, 7 Aug. 2019 The couple and their daughter had lived with Martinez’s mother in a sea-green brick home with barred windows in a working-class neighborhood of San Martin on the outskirts of the capital, San Salvador. Christopher Sherman,, 27 June 2019 And the manner in which some died — trapped between barred windows and roaring flames — echoes this. New York Times, 9 July 2018 Russia’s track team remains barred from global competition, and the country’s antidoping operations have been decertified by international regulators. New York Times, 19 June 2018 DeAngelo, 72, appeared in court for Monday's brief hearing, walking in on his own power and standing in a barred holding cage before the judge. Paige St. John,, 14 May 2018 There are more barred windows, chain-link fences and cheap apartment blocks., 29 Mar. 2018 Marshall said Hardwick remains barred following his conviction. Carol Robinson,, 10 June 2017 See More

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First Known Use of barred

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Barred.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 May. 2022.

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