Definitions for barrowˈbær oʊ; ˈfɜr nɪs

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

bar•rowˈbær oʊ(n.)

  1. Ref: wheelbarrow.

  2. Brit.

    Category: British

    Ref: pushcart

Origin of barrow:

bef. 1000; ME bar(e)we, OE bearwe; akin to bier , bear1

bar•rowˈbær oʊ(n.)

  1. Category: Archaeology

    Ref: tumulus .

  2. a hill (used in English place names).

    Category: British

Origin of barrow:

bef. 900; ME berw, beruh, berg(h), OE beorg hill, mound, c. OFris, OS, OHG berg mountain, ON bjarg, berg cliff; akin to borough

bar•rowˈbær oʊ(n.)

  1. a castrated male swine.

    Category: Animal Husbandry

Origin of barrow:

bef. 1000; ME barowe, baru, OE bearg, c. OHG barug, ON bǫrgr

Bar•rowˈbær oʊ; ˈfɜr nɪs(n.)

  1. a seaport in Cumbria, in NW England. 73,900.

    Category: Geography (places)

  2. Point, the N tip of Alaska: the northernmost point of the U.S.

    Category: Geography (places)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. barrow, barrowful(noun)

    the quantity that a barrow will hold

  2. burial mound, grave mound, barrow, tumulus(noun)

    (archeology) a heap of earth placed over prehistoric tombs

  3. barrow, garden cart, lawn cart, wheelbarrow(noun)

    a cart for carrying small loads; has handles and one or more wheels

Webster Dictionary

  1. Barrow(noun)

    a support having handles, and with or without a wheel, on which heavy or bulky things can be transported by hand. See Handbarrow, and Wheelbarrow

  2. Barrow(noun)

    a wicker case, in which salt is put to drain

  3. Barrow(noun)

    a hog, esp. a male hog castrated

  4. Barrow(noun)

    a large mound of earth or stones over the remains of the dead; a tumulus

  5. Barrow(noun)

    a heap of rubbish, attle, etc


  1. Barrow

    Barrow is the largest city of the North Slope Borough in the U.S. state of Alaska. It is the 9th northernmost city in the world and is the northernmost city in the United States of America, with nearby Point Barrow being the nation's northernmost point. Barrow's population was 4,212 at the 2010 census. The city was named after Sir John Barrow.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Barrow

    a river in Ireland rising in the Slievebloom Mts.; falls into Waterford harbour, after a course of 114 m.

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a wheelbarrow.

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