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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".

  2. Barbaranoun

    A female given name from Latin.

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

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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Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Barbara is ranked #10704 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Barbara surname appeared 2,986 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 1 would have the surname Barbara.

    78.7% or 2,350 total occurrences were White.
    8.8% or 264 total occurrences were Black.
    8.7% or 261 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.8% or 56 total occurrences were Asian.
    1.4% or 43 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.4% or 12 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    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. Shak Hill:

    She has lied to us, our family lost our insurance and my wife has a pre-existing condition. She’s a cancer survivor. So when Barbara voted to keep ObamaCare, it was a moral failure.

  2. 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.

  3. Barbara Bush:

    Nancy Reagan, the widow of former Republican President Nancy Reagan, died Sunday morning of congestive heart failure, according to Nancy Reagan spokesperson. Nancy Reagan was 94. Barbara Bush offered prayers and condolences from Barbara Bush and Barbara Bush husband, former President George H.W. Bush. Nancy Reagan was totally devoted to President Nancy Reagan, we take comfort that they will be reunited once more.

  4. Jim McGrath:

    He was visited by (former first lady Barbara) Bush as well as his son Neil and daughter-in-law Maria Bush, and has received well-wishes from family, friends and fellow citizens.

  5. Lauren Miller:

    Neither the U.S. Embassy nor the funeral home would contact my mother until she contacted [Senator] Barbara Mikulski's office and they reached out to the State Department.

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    a diacritical mark (-) placed above a vowel to indicate a long sound
    A ventricle
    B sapling
    C swathing
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