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  1. barbaranoun

    A syllogism in which all three propositions are of the form "All X are Y" or "X is a Y".

    Etymology: Name of a legendary saint, Barbara, feminine form of barbarus, from βάρβαρος. Compare Sanskrit बर्बर.

  2. Barbaranoun

    A female given name from Latin.

    Etymology: From Latin Barbara (name of a legendary saint), feminine form of barbarus, from Ancient Greek βάρβαρος ( bárbaros , " strange, foreign") . Compare Sanskrit बर्बर ( barbara , " barbarian") .

Webster Dictionary

  1. Barbaranoun

    the first word in certain mnemonic lines which represent the various forms of the syllogism. It indicates a syllogism whose three propositions are universal affirmatives


  1. Barbara

    Barbara is a British sitcom starring Gwen Taylor in the title role. A pilot aired in 1995, and three series then aired from 1999 to 2003. It was made by Central Television, and filmed at their Lenton Lane studios in Nottingham in front of a live studio audience. The majority of location scenes for the series were filmed in various suburbs of Nottingham, including Mapperley and West Bridgford, with other scenes filmed around Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire. Despite winning awards and respectable viewing figures, it was axed by ITV in 2003.

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

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    Rank popularity for the word 'Barbara' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3354

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Barbara in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Barbara in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of Barbara in a Sentence

  1. Barbara Bowman and Beth Ferrier:

    I'm not a liar. Barbara is not a liar. None of us are liars.

  2. Barbara Bush:

    I may sometimes be a little awkward, but there's nothing self-conscious in my love of country. I am Barbara Bush -- but I hear the quiet people others don't.

  3. Allan Glaser:

    We were walking home and he collapsed in my arms in our front yard, he said he couldn't breathe, so I called 911, and we went to Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara.

  4. Jeb Bush:

    Barbara Bush is behind me—the looming figure that all children have—and she's about ready to whack me across the head if I try to be something I'm not.

  5. Daryl Parks:

    Barbara Dawson should not have lost her life because of a bad assumption.

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    call in an official matter, such as to attend court
    • A. summon
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