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 & Antonyms for barricade

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.
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Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Police departments train for situations in which armed suspects barricade themselves inside and even take hostages. Washington Post, 8 Sep. 2021 The contractor will barricade the section between Mississippi Street and Rodney Parham Road starting at 9 p.m. Friday. Noel Oman, Arkansas Online, 25 Aug. 2021 Nehls is a former sheriff credited with trying to help Capitol police barricade the entrance to the House chamber as rioters tried to enter. Emily Caldwell, Dallas News, 19 July 2021 Properly stacking sandbags over plastic tarps around your house, in front of doors or low-lying windows, to barricade water, which could help prevent or lessen flooding. Minnah Arshad, Detroit Free Press, 13 Aug. 2021 This time, a handful of them had managed to barricade themselves inside, blocking the door with a pile of heavy objects that barely budged when the employee tried to smash it open. Caroline Spivack, Curbed, 10 Aug. 2021 The officers used furniture to barricade the glass doors separating the hallway from the Speaker's Lobby to try to stave off the attackers, who were breaking glass with their fists, flagpoles and other objects. Calvin Woodward, Star Tribune, 18 July 2021 The officers used furniture to barricade the glass doors separating the hallway from the Speaker’s Lobby to try to stave off the attackers, who were breaking glass with their fists, flagpoles and other objects. Calvin Woodward, Colleen Long And David Klepper, Chron, 18 July 2021 Properly stacking sandbags over plastic tarps around your house, in front of doors or low-laying windows, to barricade water could help prevent or lessen flooding. Minnah Arshad, Detroit Free Press, 15 July 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Although no mosh pit ensued within the crowd near the barricade, fans did take the opportunity to loosen up by dancing and jumping to the music that seemed to follow each heartbeat. - Please return to AJC.com today for updates from Music Midtown. Caroline Silva, ajc, 18 Sep. 2021 When the barricade is up, the contractor works around the clock until the project is completed, Nelson said. Noel Oman, Arkansas Online, 25 Aug. 2021 Video taken before sunrise captured a fire near the barricade and the sound of gunshots. Washington Post, 25 Aug. 2021 As the driver of the SUV Secoriea was riding in approached the barricade, armed people began walking toward the vehicle and signaling that the driver couldn’t pass, according to officials. NBC News, 14 Aug. 2021 The District Attorney’s Office summary said Wright led Newton on a chase for about a mile, driving through a construction barricade and approaching 100 mph. oregonlive, 15 July 2021 At least a dozen people crouched behind a sandbag barricade that stood a story tall. Washington Post, 25 Aug. 2021 Armed civilians, identified in McKinney’s arrest warrant as members and affiliates of the Bloods street gang, had been manning a barricade on Pryor Road near the intersection of University Avenue for weeks, investigators say. Christian Boone, ajc, 13 Aug. 2021 If Macron secures the Presidency and a parliamentary majority, his tenure will constitute the first and the most important fortification of the next barricade against the Front National. Isaac Chotiner, The New Yorker, 12 Aug. 2021

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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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22 Sep 2021

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“Barricade.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/barricade. Accessed 26 Sep. 2021.

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barricade

verb

English Language Learners Definition of barricade

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

barricade

noun

English Language Learners Definition of barricade (Entry 2 of 2)

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

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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