a grain of barley
cultivated since prehistoric times; grown for forage and grain
A strong cereal of the genus Hordeum, or its grains, often used as food or to make malted drinks.
Origin: barli, barly, from (adj.) bærlic, from bere (confer Scots bere ‘six-rowed barley’), from baraz (confer Old Norse barr), from bʰars- ‘spike, prickle’ (confer Welsh bara ‘bread’, Latin far ‘spelt’, Serbo-Croatian брашно/brašno ‘flour’, Albanian bar ‘grass’, Ancient Greek Φήρον).
a valuable grain, of the family of grasses, genus Hordeum, used for food, and for making malt, from which are prepared beer, ale, and whisky
Barley, a member of the grass family, is a major cereal grain. Important uses include use as animal fodder, as a source of fermentable material for beer and certain distilled beverages, and as a component of various health foods. It is used in soups and stews, and in barley bread of various cultures. Barley grains are commonly made into malt in a traditional and ancient method of preparation. In a 2007 ranking of cereal crops in the world, barley was fourth both in terms of quantity produced and in area of cultivation.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
bär′li, n. a hardy grain used for food, but chiefly for making malt liquors and spirits.—ns. Bar′ley-bree, -broth, strong ale; Bar′ley-corn, personified as John Barleycorn, the grain from which malt is made: a single grain of barley: a measure of length = ⅓ of an inch; Bar′ley-su′gar, a mixture of sugar with a decoction of pearl-barley, boiled till it is candied; Bar′ley-wat′er, a decoction of pearl-barley; Pearl′-bar′ley, the grain stripped of husk and pellicle, and completely rounded by grinding; Pot′-bar′ley, the grain deprived by milling of its outer husk, used in making broth, &c. [A.S. bærlíc, bere, and suffix -líc.]
bär′li, interj. (Scot.) a term used in games in demand of a truce, parley (of which it is most prob. a corruption).
A type of cultivar, plant and seed created and cultivated in various species.
Barley is used in the making of beer and soup and for various others purposes.Submitted by MaryC on October 16, 2016
The numerical value of barley in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of barley in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Examples of barley in a Sentence
Look at this humiliating scene, people here only ate bread made of barley.
A true gluten-free barley variety is a true game changer, there is going to be a massive market for the product.
We want to develop products for commodities with physical deliveries, we have started with wheat and we will continue with cotton, corn and barley.
Because of the huge stockpiles of corn and feed wheat, the Chinese government is trying to minimize the amount of imports of feed grain such as barley and sorghum, and so domestic users will tap the corn stockpiles.
Intact whole grains that still have the outer layer [the bran], such as farro, freekeh, sorghum, and wheat berries, should be soaked in water overnight to help release the phytates, but this doesn't apply to semi-refined or unhulled types like pearled barley or instant oats.
Popularity rank by frequency of use
Translations for barley
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- ordiCatalan, Valencian
- ѩчьмꙑ, ѩчьмꙑкъOld Church Slavonic, Church Slavonic, Old Bulgarian
- haidd, barlysWelsh
- ހިމަ ގޮދަންDivehi
- eòrnaScottish Gaelic
- 大麦, オオムギJapanese
- GeeschtLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- кӕрвӕдз, хъӕбӕрхорOssetian, Ossetic
- giutta, giuta, giuotta, ierdi, üerdiRomansh
- orju, orzu, ogliu, olzu, orgiuSardinian
- јечам, ječamSerbo-Croatian
- බාර්ලිSinhala, Sinhalese
- บาร์เลย์, ข้าว บาร์ ลีย์Thai
- ئارپاUyghur, Uighur
- lúa mạchVietnamese
Get even more translations for barley »
Find a translation for the barley 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)
- Український (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)