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barrow

noun bar·row \ ˈber-(ˌ)ō , ˈba-(ˌ)rō \

Definition of barrow

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

Origin and Etymology of barrow

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

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barrow

noun

Definition of barrow

: a male hog castrated before sexual maturity

Origin and Etymology of barrow

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

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barrow

noun

Definition of barrow

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

Origin and Etymology of barrow

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

Barrow

biographical name Bar·row \ ˈber-(ˌ)ō , ˈba-(ˌ)rō \

Definition of Barrow

Isaac 1630–1677 English mathematician and theologian

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barrow

noun bar·row \ ˈber-ō \

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