What does barrack mean?

Definitions for barrack
ˈbær əkbar·rack

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word barrack.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. barrackverb

    a building or group of buildings used to house military personnel

  2. barrackverb

    lodge in barracks

  3. cheer, root on, inspire, urge, barrack, urge on, exhort, pep upverb

    spur on or encourage especially by cheers and shouts

    "The crowd cheered the demonstrating strikers"

  4. jeer, scoff, flout, barrack, gibeverb

    laugh at with contempt and derision

    "The crowd jeered at the speaker"


  1. barrackverb

    To jeer and heckle; to attempt to disconcert by verbal means.

  2. barrackverb

    To cheer for a team; to jeer at the opposition team or at the umpire (after an adverse decision).

  3. Etymology: From baraque; from barraca.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Barracknoun

    Etymology: barracca, Span.


  1. barrack

    Barrack is a noun referring to a building or group of buildings used to house military personnel. As a verb, it can mean to provide temporary accommodation for soldiers in particular building, place or area. It can also refer to the act of jeering or heckling someone, often used in context of sports events in Australian English.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Barracknoun

    a building for soldiers, especially when in garrison. Commonly in the pl., originally meaning temporary huts, but now usually applied to a permanent structure or set of buildings

  2. Barracknoun

    a movable roof sliding on four posts, to cover hay, straw, etc

  3. Barrackverb

    to supply with barracks; to establish in barracks; as, to barrack troops

  4. Barrackverb

    to live or lodge in barracks

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Barrack

    bar′ak, n. a building for soldiers, esp. in garrison (generally in pl.). [Fr. baraque (It. baracca, Sp. barraca, a tent); acc. to Diez from barra, bar.]

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Barrack is ranked #35294 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Barrack surname appeared 638 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Barrack.

    90.1% or 575 total occurrences were White.
    3.7% or 24 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    3.4% or 22 total occurrences were Black.
    1.4% or 9 total occurrences were of two or more races.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of barrack in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of barrack in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of barrack in a Sentence

  1. Sebastiaan Berger:

    We are a company dedicated to investments in Cuba and have been investing in real estate under Presidents Bush Sr., Bush Jr., Bill Clinton, Barrack Obama and now Trump.

  2. Michael Schachter:

    He did things because he wanted to, the idea that Tom Barrack was controlled by anybody is nonsense.

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    used of men; markedly masculine in appearance or manner
    A soft-witted
    B eloquent
    C defiant
    D butch

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