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barricade

verb bar·ri·cade \ ˈber-ə-ˌkād , ˈba-rə- ; ˌber-ə-ˈkād , ˌba-rə- \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of barricade

barricaded; barricading
transitive verb
1 :to block off or stop up with a barricade
  • barricade a street
2 :to prevent access to by means of a barricade

Examples of barricade in a Sentence

  1. The police barricaded the crime scene.

  2. the city barricaded the flooded streets

Recent Examples of barricade from the Web

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Origin and Etymology of barricade

borrowed from Medieval French, noun derivative of barricade 2barricade

barricade Synonyms

Synonyms
bar, close (off), blockade, block (off), guard, wall (off)
Antonyms
open, unbar
Related Words
curtain (off), screen (off); dike, fence, gate, hedge; bolt, lock; obstruct
Near Antonyms
reopen, unblock, unbolt

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barricade

noun

Definition of barricade

1 a :an obstruction or rampart thrown up across a way or passage to check the advance of the enemy
b :barrier 1a
3 barricades plural :a field of combat or dispute

Examples of barricade in a Sentence

  1. The enemy broke through the barricade.

  2. Police erected barricades to keep the crowds from approaching the crime scene.

Recent Examples of barricade from the Web

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Origin and Etymology of barricade

borrowed from French, going back to Medieval French, from barrique "barrel," a typical component of barricades (borrowed from Gascon barriqua, probably going back to pre-Latin *barrīca) + -ade -ade



BARRICADE Defined for English Language Learners

barricade

verb

Definition of barricade for English Language Learners

  • : to block (something) so that people or things cannot enter or leave


barricade

noun

Definition of barricade for English Language Learners

  • : a temporary wall, fence, or similar structure that is built to prevent people from entering a place or area


BARRICADE Defined for Kids

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barricade

verb bar·ri·cade \ ˈber-ə-ˌkād \

Definition of barricade for Students

barricaded; barricading
:to block off with a temporary barrier

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barricade

noun

Definition of barricade for Students

:a temporary barrier for protection against attack or for blocking the way


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