What does Barrow mean?

Definitions for Barrow
ˈbær oʊ; ˈfɜr nɪsbar·row

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. barrow, barrowfulnoun

    the quantity that a barrow will hold

  2. burial mound, grave mound, barrow, tumulusnoun

    (archeology) a heap of earth placed over prehistoric tombs

  3. barrow, garden cart, lawn cart, wheelbarrownoun

    a cart for carrying small loads; has handles and one or more wheels

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Barrow

    whether in the beginning or end of names of places, signifies a grove; from bearwe , which the Saxons used in the same sense. Edmund Gibson Camden.

  2. Barrow

    is likewise used in Cornwal for a hillock, under which, in old times, bodies have been buried.

  3. Barrownoun

    Any kind of carriage moved by the hand, as a handbarrow; a frame of boards, with handles at each end, carried between two men; a wheelbarrow, that which one man pushes forward, by raising it upon one wheel.

    Etymology: berewe, Sax. supposed by Skinner to come from bear.

    Have I lived to be carried in a basket, like a barrow of butcher’s offal, and to be thrown into the Thames? William Shakespeare, Merry Wives of Windsor.

    No barrow’s wheel
    Shall mark thy stocking with a miry trace. John Gay, Trivia.

  4. Barrownoun

    A hog; whence barrow grease, or hog’s lard.

    Etymology: berewe, Sax. supposed by Skinner to come from bear.


  1. barrow

    A barrow is typically referred to as a large mound of earth or stones over the remains of the dead, commonly built in the Neolithic Age and Bronze Age. The term can also mean a small, rectangular or cylindrical cart with handles and often with one or two wheels, used for carrying loads and often pushed by hand.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Barrownoun

    a support having handles, and with or without a wheel, on which heavy or bulky things can be transported by hand. See Handbarrow, and Wheelbarrow

  2. Barrownoun

    a wicker case, in which salt is put to drain

  3. Barrownoun

    a hog, esp. a male hog castrated

  4. Barrownoun

    a large mound of earth or stones over the remains of the dead; a tumulus

  5. Barrownoun

    a heap of rubbish, attle, etc


  1. Barrow

    Barrow is the largest city of the North Slope Borough in the U.S. state of Alaska. It is the 9th northernmost city in the world and is the northernmost city in the United States of America, with nearby Point Barrow being the nation's northernmost point. Barrow's population was 4,212 at the 2010 census. The city was named after Sir John Barrow.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Barrow

    bar′rō, n. a small hand or one-wheel carriage used to bear or convey a load.—n. Bar′row-tram, the shaft of a barrow. [M. E. barewe, from an assumed A.S. form bearweberan, to bear.]

  2. Barrow

    bar′rō, n. originally a mountain, hillock: a mound raised over graves in former times. [A.S. beorg; cog. with Ger. berg.]

  3. Barrow

    bar′rō, n. a long sleeveless flannel garment for infants. [A.S. beorgan, to protect.]

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Barrow

    a river in Ireland rising in the Slievebloom Mts.; falls into Waterford harbour, after a course of 114 m.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. barrow

    A hillock, a tumulus.

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Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Barrow is ranked #2159 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Barrow surname appeared 16,801 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 6 would have the surname Barrow.

    66.6% or 11,195 total occurrences were White.
    26.6% or 4,481 total occurrences were Black.
    3.4% or 586 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    2.1% or 360 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.5% or 92 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    0.5% or 86 total occurrences were Asian.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Barrow in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Barrow in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of Barrow in a Sentence

  1. Magnus MacFarlane-Barrow:

    Mary's Meals is a series of lots of little acts of love. If you put all those acts of sacrifice together, it creates a beautiful thing - Magnus MacFarlane-Barrow, Mary's Meals Founder and CEO

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