Definitions for Barber
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Barber, Samuel Barbernoun
United States composer (1910-1981)
a hairdresser who cuts hair and shaves beards as a trade
perform the services of a barber: cut the hair and/or beard of
A person whose profession is cutting (usually male) customers' hair and beards.
(arch.) A barber surgeon, a foot soldier specializing in treating battlefield injuries
To cut the hair or beard of (a person).
Etymology: From barbour, from barbeor, from barba.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
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.
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.
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.
A barber is a professional who is trained and licensed to cut, trim, style, and shave men's hair and facial hair. They often also provide other grooming services such as shampooing, facial massages, and giving treatments for hair and scalp. They may work in a barbershop or a salon, or be self-employed.
one whose occupation it is to shave or trim the beard, and to cut and dress the hair of his patrons
to shave and dress the beard or hair of
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
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
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
From the Latin barba, a beard.
Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Barber is ranked #406 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Barber surname appeared 78,848 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 27 would have the surname Barber.
75.4% or 59,514 total occurrences were White.
18.3% or 14,492 total occurrences were Black.
2.3% or 1,884 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
2% or 1,640 total occurrences were of two or more races.
1% or 804 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
0.6% or 505 total occurrences were Asian.
The numerical value of Barber in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of Barber in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
When I write books, I always focus on the people behind the food, and this time it so happens that those people are refugees, i would always tell the refugees, 'Had I been a barber, I would have cut your hair for free. I am not a barber, but a photographer and food writer, so I will take photos and write about food to help your cause and send a message to the world,'.
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.
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.
I love the donors and we thank them, but it has to be that the guys in the barber shop, the lady at the diner, the folks who are worried about whether that plant is going to close, they’ve got to be our focus.
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.
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- حلاقة, حَلاّقArabic
- фризьор, подстригвам, бръснар, фризьоркаBulgarian
- holič, lazebník, bradýřCzech
- Friseur, frisieren, FriseurinGerman
- κουρεύω, κουρέαςGreek
- hiustenleikkaaja, parturoida, parturiFinnish
- coiffeur, barbier, coiffeuseFrench
- skearbaasWestern Frisian
- ספרית, סיפר, ספרHebrew
- barbir, tukang cukurIndonesian
- 理髪師, 床屋Japanese
- kinyothiKikuyu, Gikuyu
- kaikuti makaweMāori
- бербер, стриже, берберисуваMacedonian
- barbiera, barbierMaltese
- haarkapper, coiffeur, kapper, haarknippen, barbierDutch
- fryzjerka, golarz, fryzjer, balwierzPolish
- barbeiro, barbearPortuguese
- bărbier, frizerRomanian
- цирюльник, парикмахер, брадобрейRussian
- kaderníčka, holičSlovak
- barbera, frisör, barberare, klippaSwedish
- క్షురకుడు, జుత్తు కత్తరించు, క్షవరం చేయు, మంగలిTelugu
- thợ hớt tócVietnamese
- hijeifan, jijeifan, jeifanVolapük
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