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.
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.
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.
The numerical value of barber in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of barber in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
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.
Beware of the young doctor and the old barber.
Three of the last four Miss USAs were women of color -- there was Kara McCullough, there was Deshauna Barber -- and that was important for me to see, people didn't think,' Oh, that's enough( black winners),'.
The province is simultaneously opening up the economy – you can go to a barber, get a massage or sit in a restaurant - but you can't take an environmental reading at a wellsite?
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.
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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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