Definitions for barrenˈbær ən

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Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. barren, waste, wasteland(adj)

    an uninhabited wilderness that is worthless for cultivation

    "the barrens of central Africa"; "the trackless wastes of the desert"

  2. bare, barren, bleak, desolate, stark(adj)

    providing no shelter or sustenance

    "bare rocky hills"; "barren lands"; "the bleak treeless regions of the high Andes"; "the desolate surface of the moon"; "a stark landscape"

  3. barren(adj)

    not bearing offspring

    "a barren woman"; "learned early in his marriage that he was sterile"

  4. barren, destitute, devoid, free, innocent(adj)

    completely wanting or lacking

    "writing barren of insight"; "young recruits destitute of experience"; "innocent of literary merit"; "the sentence was devoid of meaning"

WiktionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. barren(Noun)

    An area of low fertility and habitation, a desolate place.

    The pine barrens are a site lonely enough to suit any hermit.

  2. barren(Adjective)

    unable to bear children; sterile

    I silently wept as my daughter's husband rejected her. What would she do now that she was no longer a maiden but also barren?

  3. barren(Adjective)

    of poor fertility, infertile

  4. barren(Adjective)


  5. barren(Adjective)

    not productive

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Barren(adj)

    incapable of producing offspring; producing no young; sterile; -- said of women and female animals

  2. Barren(adj)

    not producing vegetation, or useful vegetation; /rile

  3. Barren(adj)

    unproductive; fruitless; unprofitable; empty

  4. Barren(adj)

    mentally dull; stupid

  5. Barren(noun)

    a tract of barren land

  6. Barren(noun)

    elevated lands or plains on which grow small trees, but not timber; as, pine barrens; oak barrens. They are not necessarily sterile, and are often fertile

Translations for barren

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  • ялов, пустош, безплоден, неплодороденBulgarian
  • neplodnýCzech
  • karg, ausgetrocknet, Ödland, steril, unfruchtbar, dürr, kahl, trocken, ausgedörrt, Öde, Kargland, vertrocknetGerman
  • άκαρποςGreek
  • malfekundaEsperanto
  • estéril, infértilSpanish
  • antzuBasque
  • maho, steriili, hedelmätön, karuFinnish
  • seasg, aimrid, fàsaichteScottish Gaelic
  • meddő, terméketlenHungarian
  • չբեր, անպտղաբեր, ամուլArmenian
  • sterile, infertile, infruttiferoItalian
  • بێبه‌رKurdish
  • hūnua, pukupā, pāhoahoa, wharepā, hahore, pākoko, akeake, rakeMāori
  • onvruchtbaar, sterielDutch
  • estéril, infértilPortuguese
  • nefertil, sterilăRomanian
  • бесплодный, пустошь, неплодородныйRussian
  • ödemarkSwedish

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