What does barrage mean?

Definitions for barragebəˈrɑʒ; esp. Brit. ˈbær ɑʒ for 1, 2; ˈbɑr ɪdʒ for 3

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. barrage, bombardment, outpouring, onslaught(noun)

    the rapid and continuous delivery of linguistic communication (spoken or written)

    "a barrage of questions"; "a bombardment of mail complaining about his mistake"

  2. barrage, barrage fire, battery, bombardment, shelling(verb)

    the heavy fire of artillery to saturate an area rather than hit a specific target

    "they laid down a barrage in front of the advancing troops"; "the shelling went on for hours without pausing"

  3. bombard, barrage(verb)

    address with continuously or persistently, as if with a barrage

    "The speaker was barraged by an angry audience"; "The governor was bombarded with requests to grant a pardon to the convicted killer"

Wiktionary

  1. barrage(Noun)

    an artificial obstruction, such as a dam, in a river designed to increase its depth or to divert its flow

  2. barrage(Noun)

    a heavy curtain of artillery fire directed in front of one's own troops to screen and protect them

  3. barrage(Noun)

    a concentrated discharge of projectile weapons

  4. barrage(Noun)

    an overwhelming outburst of words, especially of criticism

  5. barrage(Noun)

    A "next hit wins" contest to determine the winner of a bout in case of a tie.

  6. barrage(Verb)

    to direct a barrage at; to bombard

  7. Origin: From barrage

Webster Dictionary

  1. Barrage(noun)

    an artificial bar or obstruction placed in a river or water course to increase the depth of water; as, the barrages of the Nile

Freebase

  1. Barrage

    Barrage is the self-titled debut album by the band of the same name. It was recorded by the original cast of Barrage and was released in the year 2000. The album contains many songs performed in the group's "A Violin Sings, A Fiddle Dances" world concert tour.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Barrage

    bär′āj, n. the forming of an artificial bar in order to deepen a river. [Fr. barragebarre, bar.]

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. barrage

    1. A prearranged barrier of fires, except that delivered by small arms, designed to protect friendly troops and installations by impeding enemy movements across defensive lines or areas. 2. A type of electronic attack intended for simultaneous jamming over a wide area of frequency spectrum. See also barrage jamming; electronic warfare; fires.

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    Song lyrics by barrage -- Explore a large variety of song lyrics performed by barrage on the Lyrics.com website.

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of barrage in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of barrage in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Hillary Clinton:

    In the '90s, I was subjected to the same kind of barrage. And it seemed to be endless.

  2. Nancy Northup:

    This is yet another in a relentless barrage of attacks to block women's access to constitutionally protected abortion services.

  3. Charlie Sheen:

    And I have to put a stop to this onslaught, this barrage of attacks and of sub-truths and very harmful and mercurial stories that are about the( alleged) threatening the health of so many others, which couldn't be farther from the truth.

  4. Paul Abbate:

    I would describe it now as a constant barrage, groups like ISIL and other terrorist organizations are constantly pushing out the message and trying to incite and inspire individuals toward violence. We’re conscious and aware of that and we’re working every day to counter that, identify it in advance and disrupt it.

  5. Alex Beckett:

    More Americans have joined the dots between ice cream, high sugar content and their expanding waistlines – thanks in no small way to a barrage of negative press and the visible evidence in the obesity epidemic. For many Americans – especially younger generations - ice cream is just not worth the extra pounds of weight.

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