Definitions for Barberˈbɑr bər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

bar•berˈbɑr bər(n.)

  1. a person whose occupation is to cut and dress the hair, esp. of male customers, and to shave or trim the beard.

  2. (v.t.)to trim or dress the hair or beard of.

  3. (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

Bar•berˈbɑr bər(n.)

  1. Samuel, 1910–81, U.S. composer.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Barber, Samuel Barber(noun)

    United States composer (1910-1981)

  2. barber(verb)

    a hairdresser who cuts hair and shaves beards as a trade

  3. barber(verb)

    perform the services of a barber: cut the hair and/or beard of

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. barber(noun)ˈbɑr bər

    sb whose job is to cut men's hair

    to go to the barber's


  1. barber(Noun)

    A person whose profession is cutting (usually male) customersu2019 hair and beards.

  2. barber(Noun)

    (arch.) A barber surgeon, a foot soldier specializing in treating battlefield injuries

  3. barber(Verb)

    To cut the hair or beard of (a person).

  4. barber(Verb)

    to talk

  5. Origin: From barbour, from barbeor, from barba.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Barber(noun)

    one whose occupation it is to shave or trim the beard, and to cut and dress the hair of his patrons

  2. Barber(verb)

    to shave and dress the beard or hair of


  1. Barber

    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.

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