barring

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preposition bar·ring \ˈbär-iŋ\

Definition of barring

  1. :  excluding by exception :  excepting … they knew that, barring a miracle, they would never be able to save the large cash outlay required … — Warner Olivier

Examples of barring in a sentence

  1. No one, barring the magician himself, knows how the trick is done.

  2. we'll be there, barring rain or some other unexpected problem

15th Century

First Known Use of barring

15th century


BARRING Defined for English Language Learners

barring

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preposition bar·ring \ˈbär-iŋ\

Definition of barring for English Language Learners

  • —used to say that something will happen unless something else happens

  • : other than (someone or something)


BARRING Defined for Kids

barring

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preposition bar·ring

Definition of barring for Students

  1. :  aside from the possibility of Barring an emergency, I'll be there.



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