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Definitions for barbed
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. barbed, biting, nipping, pungent, mordaciousadjective

    capable of wounding

    "a barbed compliment"; "a biting aphorism"; "pungent satire"

  2. barbed, barbellate, briary, briery, bristled, bristly, burred, burry, prickly, setose, setaceous, spiny, thornyadjective

    having or covered with protective barbs or quills or spines or thorns or setae etc.

    "a horse with a short bristly mane"; "bristly shrubs"; "burred fruits"; "setaceous whiskers"

Wiktionary

  1. barbedadjective

    Having barbs

  2. barbedadjective

    Bearded (also applied to roses).

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Barbedparticipial adj.

    Etymology: from to barb.

    His glittering armour he will command to rust,
    His barbed steeds to stables. William Shakespeare, Richard II.

    If I conjecture right, no drizzling show’r,
    But rattling storm of arrows barb ’d with fire. John Milton, Par. Lost, b. vi. l. 544.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Barbed

    of Barb

  2. Barbedadjective

    accoutered with defensive armor; -- said of a horse. See Barded ( which is the proper form.)

  3. Barbedadjective

    furnished with a barb or barbs; as, a barbed arrow; barbed wire

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of barbed in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of barbed in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of barbed in a Sentence

  1. Zeid Raad al-Hussein:

    The notion of ghost ships drifting on autopilot toward the coasts of Europe in the hopes that coast guards will rescue the people on board and the hideous sight of men and women tearing their flesh on barbed-wire fences in a desperate, and sometimes lethal, attempt to clamber into Europe and find a better, more peaceful life: Such scenes are simply intolerable.

  2. Holmes Norton:

    Children across America have endured an extremely challenging year, and D.C. children in particular have not only endured the coronavirus pandemic but now the militarization of their city, with the hostile symbols of fences and barbed wire. Sledding is a simple, childhood thrill. It is the least we can allow for our resilient children this winter season.

  3. Dr. B. R. Ambedkar:

    Caste is not a physical object like a wall of bricks or a line of barbed wire which prevents the Hindus from Co-mingling and which has, therefore, to be pulled down. Caste is a notion; it is a state of the mind.

  4. Greg Hare:

    While we were there we thought we would look around and within five minutes Senior Project Archaeologist Christian Thomas found this massive barbed antler point sticking out of the ice patch.

  5. Donald Trump:

    You saw that barbed wire going up. That barbed wire -- yes sir, we have barbed wire going up. Because you know what ? We're not letting these people invade our country.

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