What does Barber mean?

Definitions for Barber
ˈbɑr bərBar·ber

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Barber.

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


  1. barbernoun

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

    Etymology: From barbour, from barbeor, from barba.

  2. barbernoun

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

    Etymology: From barbour, from barbeor, from barba.

  3. barberverb

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

    Etymology: From barbour, from barbeor, from barba.

  4. barberverb

    to talk

    Etymology: From barbour, from barbeor, from barba.

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


  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


    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.

Suggested Resources

  1. barber

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

Etymology and Origins

  1. Barber

    From the Latin barba, a beard.

Matched Categories

How to pronounce Barber?

How to say Barber in sign language?


  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. Lori Tremmel Freeman:

    The role that NACCHO's going to play is trying to match barber shops and beauty shops with local health departments, so that we can forge a relationship there and figure out if any of these business locations can also become vaccination sites or what it would take for that to happen, in partnership, health departments may be able to work with these groups to provide health education to customers around vaccination or even supply a public health nurse.

  2. Alex Lin:

    Be the first man to have a bald head here, at Barber Shop in Toledo

  3. Utibe Essien:

    It's not just the Black doctor, it's not just the barber, it's not just the pastor, kind of these traditional folks who have been the big messengers. We have to be broad, it's investing in folks who know the neighborhood, the small-store owner who gets to see all the 12 - to 15-year-old kids come through the store getting snacks before they head off to school.

  4. Benjamin Franklin:

    Beware of the young doctor and the old barber.

  5. Mamadou Sakho:

    When I first came here, when I came from Paris Saint-Germain in France, I [ started ] with Liverpool, so I had to find a new barber in the UK, so after I came here in South London, South London was South London, South London was South London. I spoke to a few players to find who was the best barber here in South London. A few of them told me Nikki was really good. So I called him and started to work with him.

Images & Illustrations of Barber

  1. BarberBarberBarberBarberBarber

Popularity rank by frequency of use


Translations for Barber

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for Barber »


Find a translation for the Barber definition in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:

Discuss these Barber definitions with the community:



    Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:


    "Barber." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2021. Web. 18 Sep. 2021. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/Barber>.

    Are we missing a good definition for Barber? Don't keep it to yourself...

    Browse Definitions.net

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!


    Are you a words master?

    a fabric with a nap that is longer and softer than velvet
    • A. hatched
    • B. aligned
    • C. suspicious
    • D. plush

    Nearby & related entries:

    Alternative searches for Barber: