Definitions for Barberˈbɑr bər
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a person whose occupation is to cut and dress the hair, esp. of male customers, and to shave or trim the beard.
(v.t.)to trim or dress the hair or beard of.
(v.i.)to work as a barber.
Origin of barber:
1275–1325; ME barbour < AF; OF barbeor=barb(e) (< L barba beard) +-eor < L -ātōr -ator
Samuel, 1910–81, U.S. composer.
Barber, Samuel Barber(noun)
United States composer (1910-1981)
a hairdresser who cuts hair and shaves beards as a trade
perform the services of a barber: cut the hair and/or beard of
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
sb whose job is to cut men's hair
to go to the barber's
A person whose profession is cutting (usually male) customersu2019 hair and beards.
(arch.) A barber surgeon, a foot soldier specializing in treating battlefield injuries
To cut the hair or beard of (a person).
Origin: From barbour, from barbeor, from barba.
one whose occupation it is to shave or trim the beard, and to cut and dress the hair of his patrons
to shave and dress the beard or hair of
A barber is a person whose occupation is mainly to cut, dress, groom, style and shave males' hair. A barber's place of work is known as a "barber shop" or a "barber's". Barber shops are also places of social interaction and public discourse. In some instances, barbershops are also public forums. They are the locations of open debates, voicing public concerns, and engaging citizens in discussions about contemporary issues. They were also influential in helping shape male identity. In previous times, barbers also performed surgery and dentistry. With the development of safety razors and the decreasing prevalence of beards, in American and Commonwealth cultures, most barbers specialize in cutting men's hair. Many barbers may still deal with facial hair if requested.
The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz
A brilliant conversationalist, who occasionally shaves and cuts hair. Syn. for Phonograph.
Translations for Barber
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a person who cuts men's hair, shaves their beards etc.
- barbeiroPortuguese (BR)
- der FriseurGerman
- pemangkas rambutIndonesian
- rakari, hárskeriIcelandic
- frizieris; bārddzinisLatvian
- tukang gunting rambutMalay
- fryzjer męskiPolish
- barber [n]ډم، نايى سلمانى، دلاكPashto
- мужской парикмахерRussian
- brivec, frizerSlovenian
- 理髮師Chinese (Trad.)
- حجام ، نائیUrdu
- thợ cắt tócVietnamese
- 理发师Chinese (Simp.)
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