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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