Definition of barring
: 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
No one, barring the magician himself, knows how the trick is done.
we'll be there, barring rain or some other unexpected problem
First Known Use of barring
BARRING Defined for English Language Learners
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
Definition of barring for Students
: aside from the possibility of Barring an emergency, I'll be there.
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