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

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

bar•ragebəˈrɑʒ; esp. Brit. ˈbær ɑʒ for 1, 2; ˈbɑr ɪdʒ for 3(n.; v.)-raged, -rag•ing.

  1. (n.)a heavy barrier of artillery fire to protect troop movements or to stop an enemy advance.

    Category: Military

  2. an overwhelming quantity or explosion, as of words, blows, or criticisms:

    a barrage of questions.

  3. an artificial obstruction in a watercourse to increase the depth of the water, facilitate irrigation, etc.

    Category: Civil Engineering

  4. (v.t.)to subject to a barrage.

Origin of barrage:

1855–60; < F: blocking, barrier

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"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

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

    a long attack with guns or bombs

    an artillery barrage


  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


  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.

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.

Translations for barrage

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


something that keeps back an enemy

a barrage of gunfire.

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