barrow

noun (1)
bar·​row | \ ˈber-(ˌ)ō How to pronounce barrow (audio) , ˈba-(ˌ)rō \

Definition of barrow

 (Entry 1 of 3)

1 : mountain, mound used only in the names of hills in England
2 : a large mound of earth or stones over the remains of the dead : tumulus

barrow

noun (2)

Definition of barrow (Entry 2 of 3)

: a male hog castrated before sexual maturity

barrow

noun (3)

Definition of barrow (Entry 3 of 3)

2 : a cart with a shallow box body, two wheels, and shafts for pushing it street vendors pushing their barrows

First Known Use of barrow

Noun (1)

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun (2)

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

Noun (3)

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for barrow

Noun (1)

Middle English bergh, from Old English beorg; akin to Old High German berg mountain, Sanskrit bṛhant high

Noun (2)

Middle English barow, from Old English bearg; akin to Old High German barug barrow

Noun (3)

Middle English barew, from Old English bearwe; akin to Old English beran to carry — more at bear

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“Barrow.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/barrow. Accessed 8 Aug. 2022.

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barrow

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bar·​row | \ ˈber-ō \

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Bar·​row | \ ˈber-(ˌ)ō How to pronounce Barrow (audio) , ˈba-(ˌ)rō How to pronounce Barrow (audio) \

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Isaac 1630–1677 English mathematician and theologian

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