What does Barber mean?

Definitions for Barber
ˈbɑr bərBar·ber

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Barber, Samuel Barbernoun

    United States composer (1910-1981)

  2. barberverb

    a hairdresser who cuts hair and shaves beards as a trade

  3. barberverb

    perform the services of a barber: cut the hair and/or beard of

Wiktionary

  1. barbernoun

    A person whose profession is cutting (usually male) customers' hair and beards.

  2. barbernoun

    (arch.) A barber surgeon, a foot soldier specializing in treating battlefield injuries

  3. barberverb

    To cut the hair or beard of (a person).

  4. barberverb

    to talk

  5. Etymology: From barbour, from barbeor, from barba.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Barbernoun

    A man who shaves the beard.

    Etymology: from to barb.

    His chamber being stived with friends or suitors, he gave his legs, arms, and breasts to his servants to dress; his head and face to his barber; his eyes to his letters, and his ears to petitioners. Henry Wotton.

    With those thy boist’rous locks, no worthy match
    For valour to assail ————
    But by the barber ’s razor best subdu’d. John Milton, Sams. Agon.

    What system, Dick, has right averr’d
    The cause, why woman has no beard?
    In points like these we must agree;
    Our barber knows as much as we. Matthew Prior.

  2. To Barberverb

    To dress out; to powder.

    Etymology: from the noun.

    Our courteous Antony,
    Whom ne’er the word of No, woman heard speak,
    Being barber’d ten times o’er, goes to the feast. William Shakespeare, Antony and Cleopatra.

Wikipedia

  1. Barber

    A barber is a person whose occupation is mainly to cut, dress, groom, style and shave men's and boys' hair or beards. A barber's place of work is known as a "barbershop" or a "barber's". Barbershops are also places of social interaction and public discourse. In some instances, barbershops are also public fora. They are the locations of open debates, voicing public concerns, and engaging citizens in discussions about contemporary issues. In previous times, barbers (known as barber surgeons) also performed surgery and dentistry. With the development of safety razors and the decreasing prevalence of beards, in Anglophonic cultures, most barbers now specialize in cutting men's scalp hair as opposed to facial hair.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Barbernoun

    one whose occupation it is to shave or trim the beard, and to cut and dress the hair of his patrons

  2. Barberverb

    to shave and dress the beard or hair of

Freebase

  1. Barber

    A barber is a person whose occupation is mainly to cut, dress, groom, style and shave males' hair. A barber's place of work is known as a "barber shop" or a "barber's". Barber shops are also places of social interaction and public discourse. In some instances, barbershops are also public forums. They are the locations of open debates, voicing public concerns, and engaging citizens in discussions about contemporary issues. They were also influential in helping shape male identity. In previous times, barbers also performed surgery and dentistry. With the development of safety razors and the decreasing prevalence of beards, in American and Commonwealth cultures, most barbers specialize in cutting men's hair. Many barbers may still deal with facial hair if requested.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Barber

    bärb′ėr, n. one who shaves beards and dresses hair.—ns. Barb′er-mong′er (Shak.), a man decked out by his barber, a fop; Barb′er-sur′geon, one who let blood and drew teeth as well as shaved—the company of Barber-surgeons was incorporated in 1461, but by an act in 1545 barbers were confined to the more humble function.—Barber's block, a round block on which wigs are made; Barber's pole, the barber's sign in England, a pole striped spirally with alternate bands of colours, generally red or black and white, having often a brass basin hung at the end. [Fr.—L. barba, a beard.]

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz

  1. BARBER

    A brilliant conversationalist, who occasionally shaves and cuts hair. Syn. for Phonograph.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. barber

    A rating on the ships' books for one who shaves the people, for which he receives the pay of an ordinary seaman. In meteorology, barber is a singular vapour rising in streams from the sea surface,--owing probably to exhalations being condensed into a visible form, on entering a cold atmosphere. It is well known on the shores of Nova Scotia. Also, the condensed breath in frosty weather on beard or moustaches in Arctic travelling.

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Etymology and Origins

  1. Barber

    From the Latin barba, a beard.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Barber in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Barber in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of Barber in a Sentence

  1. Flavio Volpe:

    I’ll take my hairstyling advice from my barber, I’ll take my produce advice from my grocer and I suggest you get your automotive advice from your car guy.

  2. Thomas Smith:

    You're asking people to put their life on the line, these people aren't Army Rangers - those people signed up for combat. A barber did not.

  3. Martha McSally:

    I sincerely thank Congressman Barber for his service over many years to southern Arizona. I'll be seeking his input to continue strong constituent services and help ensure a smooth transition.

  4. Akim Anastopoulo:

    Around coffee shops and barber shops, that's all people have been talking about, you can not believe how this thing changes every day. The new information that comes out -- it's amazing because everyone is living this in real time.

  5. Andre Fersa:

    Virile barber shop is taking over Wurstbar today to help the quarantined staff, the weather is too nice out to let our neighbors at Wurstbar stay closed !

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