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Definitions for barrage
bəˈrɑʒ; esp. Brit. ˈbær ɑʒ for 1, 2; ˈbɑr ɪdʒ for 3bar·rage

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. barrage, bombardment, outpouring, onslaughtnoun

    the rapid and continuous delivery of linguistic communication (spoken or written)

    "a barrage of questions"; "a bombardment of mail complaining about his mistake"

  2. barrage, barrage fire, battery, bombardment, shellingverb

    the heavy fire of artillery to saturate an area rather than hit a specific target

    "they laid down a barrage in front of the advancing troops"; "the shelling went on for hours without pausing"

  3. bombard, barrageverb

    address with continuously or persistently, as if with a barrage

    "The speaker was barraged by an angry audience"; "The governor was bombarded with requests to grant a pardon to the convicted killer"

Wiktionary

  1. barragenoun

    an artificial obstruction, such as a dam, in a river designed to increase its depth or to divert its flow

    Etymology: From barrage

  2. barragenoun

    a heavy curtain of artillery fire directed in front of one's own troops to screen and protect them

    Etymology: From barrage

  3. barragenoun

    a concentrated discharge of projectile weapons

    Etymology: From barrage

  4. barragenoun

    an overwhelming outburst of words, especially of criticism

    Etymology: From barrage

  5. barragenoun

    A "next hit wins" contest to determine the winner of a bout in case of a tie.

    Etymology: From barrage

  6. barrageverb

    to direct a barrage at; to bombard

    Etymology: From barrage

Webster Dictionary

  1. Barragenoun

    an artificial bar or obstruction placed in a river or water course to increase the depth of water; as, the barrages of the Nile

Freebase

  1. Barrage

    Barrage is the self-titled debut album by the band of the same name. It was recorded by the original cast of Barrage and was released in the year 2000. The album contains many songs performed in the group's "A Violin Sings, A Fiddle Dances" world concert tour.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Barrage

    bär′āj, n. the forming of an artificial bar in order to deepen a river. [Fr. barragebarre, bar.]

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. barrage

    1. A prearranged barrier of fires, except that delivered by small arms, designed to protect friendly troops and installations by impeding enemy movements across defensive lines or areas. 2. A type of electronic attack intended for simultaneous jamming over a wide area of frequency spectrum. See also barrage jamming; electronic warfare; fires.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of barrage in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of barrage in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of barrage in a Sentence

  1. Martin Sheen:

    I have to put a stop to this onslaught, this barrage of attacks and of subtruths and very harmful and mercurial stories that are about me, that threaten the health of so many others that couldn't be further from the truth, i am here to admit that I am in fact HIV positive.

  2. Kate Andersen Brower:

    Pat Nixon was completely in the bunker during Watergate, which dragged on for two years. She stopped reading the newspapers at the height of the barrage and blamed others, in this case Republicans, for trying to bring her husband down, at one point the West Wing staff cut off her newspapers in an effort to shield her from the headlines. But she knew exactly what was going on and she defended her husband until the end.

  3. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    The “stream” we call science always flows forward; sometimes reactionary beavers block its flow, but the stream is never defeated by this; it accumulates, gathers strength; its waters get over the barrage and continue on their course. The advancement of science is the advancement of God, for science is nothing but human intelligence, and human intelligence is the most valuable treasure God has bequeathed us.

  4. Mmusi Maimane:

    I had to endure a barrage of racial insults. What you've got to do is to steel your back and carry on, i recognize that they wanted to do everything in their power to win, to a point when you recognize it's a tactical thing to divide the nation along racial lines.

  5. Paul McNulty:

    I don't know what Attorney General can manage this thing with that constant barrage of commentary that seems to show no respect for how the rule of law works.

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