barricade

verb
bar·​ri·​cade | \ ˈber-ə-ˌkād How to pronounce barricade (audio) , ˈba-rə-; ˌber-ə-ˈkād, ˌba-rə- \
barricaded; barricading

Definition of barricade

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

barricade

noun

Definition of barricade (Entry 2 of 2)

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

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Synonyms: Verb

Synonyms: Noun

Antonyms: Verb

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Examples of barricade in a Sentence

Verb The police barricaded the crime scene. the city barricaded the flooded streets Noun The enemy broke through the barricade. Police erected barricades to keep the crowds from approaching the crime scene.
Recent Examples on the Web: Verb The scenario--troops facing off against rival forces who attempt to barricade a bridge—recreates the challenges of modern warfare, officials said. Byshannon K. Crawford, ABC News, 28 Mar. 2022 The trip to New York should have been a key moment for the Bulls to barricade themselves further into the fifth seed in the Eastern Conference. Julia Poe, chicagotribune.com, 29 Mar. 2022 The police returned fire, which then led the suspect to barricade himself. Jacques Billeaud And Terry Tang, Anchorage Daily News, 11 Feb. 2022 On the train, Jeevan gets a call from his sister Siya, an E.R. doctor, who warns him of the coming flu and pleads with him to barricade himself with their brother Frank in his high-rise apartment. David Faris, The Week, 13 Jan. 2022 Getty Images Congressional staffers barricade themselves inside an office during the attack on the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021. Scott Macfarlane, CBS News, 7 Jan. 2022 While Bush managed to escape the Capitol and barricade with her staff in her office in a nearby building, dozens of police officers faced down the violent mob in hours of frantic hand-to-hand combat. Farnoush Amiri, orlandosentinel.com, 6 Jan. 2022 While Bush managed to escape the Capitol and barricade with her staff in her office in a nearby building, dozens of police officers faced down the violent mob in hours of frantic hand-to-hand combat. Farnoush Amiri, ajc, 6 Jan. 2022 Other video evidence from Jan. 6 showed Clyde, R-Ga., helping barricade the House doors in an attempt to keep the rioters out. David Klepper, oregonlive, 2 Jan. 2022 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Ramirez said a security guard pulled her over the barricade, while her date, Jason Rodriguez, lifted her up. BostonGlobe.com, 8 Nov. 2021 Ramirez said a security guard pulled her over the barricade, while her date, Jason Rodriguez, lifted her up. Juan A. Lozano And Jamie Stengle, Chron, 8 Nov. 2021 Ramirez said a security guard pulled her over the barricade, while her date, Jason Rodriguez, lifted her up. Juan A. Lozano And Jamie Stengle, The Christian Science Monitor, 7 Nov. 2021 As an officer wearing a protective shield tried to shove past a makeshift barricade, Spring opened fire with an assault rifle, wounding a police officer. Michelle Theriault Boots, Anchorage Daily News, 10 Apr. 2022 But a midranking officer ignored part of the order and allowed members of the unit to break cover behind a barricade. Alan Cowell, BostonGlobe.com, 29 Jan. 2022 But a midranking officer ignored part of the order and allowed members of the unit to break cover behind a barricade. New York Times, 29 Jan. 2022 Crump, who represents Sampson's father, toured a portion of the park Tuesday while investigators were seen inspecting the ride, which has been sectioned off by a security barricade and adorned by a make-shift memorial. Amir Vera And Melissa Alonso, CNN, 5 Apr. 2022 Above the sign, on the bridge, local utility workers were constructing a barricade with a bulldozer. Veronika Melkozerova, The Atlantic, 24 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of barricade

Verb

1592, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun

1642, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for barricade

Verb

borrowed from Middle French, noun derivative of barricade barricade entry 2

Noun

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

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The first known use of barricade was in 1592

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13 May 2022

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“Barricade.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/barricade. Accessed 24 May. 2022.

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barricade

verb
bar·​ri·​cade | \ ˈber-ə-ˌkād How to pronounce barricade (audio) \
barricaded; barricading

Kids Definition of barricade

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: to block off with a temporary barrier

barricade

noun

Kids Definition of barricade (Entry 2 of 2)

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

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