What does barrel mean?

Definitions for barrel
ˈbær əlbar·rel

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. barrel, gun barrelnoun

    a tube through which a bullet travels when a gun is fired

  2. barrel, casknoun

    a cylindrical container that holds liquids

  3. barrel, drumnoun

    a bulging cylindrical shape; hollow with flat ends

  4. barrel, barrelfulnoun

    the quantity that a barrel (of any size) will hold

  5. barrel, bblverb

    any of various units of capacity

    "a barrel of beer is 31 gallons and a barrel of oil is 42 gallons"

  6. barrelverb

    put in barrels

Wiktionary

  1. barrelnoun

    A round vessel or cask, of greater length than breadth, and bulging in the middle, made of staves bound with hoops, and having flat ends or heads. Sometimes applied to a similar cylindrical container made of metal, usually called a drum.

    a cracker barrel

  2. barrelnoun

    The quantity which constitutes a full barrel. This varies for different articles and also in different places for the same article, being regulated by custom or by law. A barrel of wine is 31 1/2 gallons; a barrel of flour is 196 pounds; of beer 31 gallons; of ale 32 gallons; of crude oil 42 gallons.

  3. barrelnoun

    A solid drum, or a hollow cylinder or case;

    the barrel of a windlass; the barrel of a watch, within which the spring is coiled.

  4. barrelnoun

    A metallic tube, as of a gun, from which a projectile is discharged.

  5. barrelnoun

    A jar. 1 Kings xvii. 12.

  6. barrelnoun

    A tube.

  7. barrelnoun

    The hollow basal part of a feather.

  8. barrelnoun

    The part of a clarinet which connects the mouthpiece and upper joint, and looks rather like a barrel (1).

  9. barrelnoun

    A wave that breaks with a hollow compartment.

  10. barrelverb

    To move quickly or in an uncontrolled manner.

    He came barrelling around the corner and I almost hit him.

  11. barrelnoun

    A waste receptacle.

    Throw it away in the trash barrel.

  12. barrelnoun

    The ribs and belly of a horse or pony.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Barrelnoun

    a round vessel or cask, of greater length than breadth, and bulging in the middle, made of staves bound with hoops, and having flat ends or heads

  2. Barrelnoun

    the quantity which constitutes a full barrel. This varies for different articles and also in different places for the same article, being regulated by custom or by law. A barrel of wine is 31/ gallons; a barrel of flour is 196 pounds

  3. Barrelnoun

    a solid drum, or a hollow cylinder or case; as, the barrel of a windlass; the barrel of a watch, within which the spring is coiled

  4. Barrelnoun

    a metallic tube, as of a gun, from which a projectile is discharged

  5. Barrelnoun

    a jar

  6. Barrelnoun

    the hollow basal part of a feather

  7. Barrelverb

    to put or to pack in a barrel or barrels

Freebase

  1. Barrel

    A barrel, cask, or tun is a hollow cylindrical container, traditionally made of wooden staves bound by wooden or metal hoops. Traditionally, the barrel was a standard size of measure referring to a set capacity or weight of a given commodity. For example, in the UK a barrel of beer refers to a quantity of 36 imperial gallons. Wine was shipped in barrels of 119 litres. A small barrel is called a keg. Modern wooden barrels for wine-making are either made of French common oak and white oak or from American white oak and have typically these standard sizes: "Bordeaux type" 225 litres and "Cognac type" 300 litres. Modern barrels and casks can also be made of aluminum, stainless steel, and different types of plastic, such as HDPE. Someone who makes barrels is called a "barrel maker" or cooper. Barrels are only one type of cooperage. Other types include, but are not limited to: buckets, tubs, butter churns, hogsheads, firkins, kegs, kilderkins, tierces, rundlets, puncheons, pipes, tuns, butts, pins, and breakers. Barrels have a variety of uses, including storage of liquids such as water and oil, fermenting wine, arrack and sake, and maturing beverages such as wine, cognac, armagnac, sherry, port, whiskey and beer.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Barrel

    bar′el, n. a cylindrical wooden vessel made of curved staves bound with hoops: the quantity which such a vessel contains (36 imperial gallons of ale and beer): a certain weight or quantity of other goods usually sold in casks called barrels: anything long and hollow, as the barrel of a gun, or cylindrical and barrel-shaped.—v.t. to put in a barrel.—n. Bar′rel-bulk, a measurement of five cubic feet.—p.adj. Bar′relled, having a barrel or barrels: placed in a barrel.—ns. Bar′rel-or′gan, an organ in which the music is produced by a barrel or cylinder set with pins, the revolution of which opens the key-valves and produces the music; Barrel-vault, a vault with a simple semi-cylindrical roof.—adj. Bar′rel-vault′ed. [Fr. baril (Sp. barril, It. barile)—Low L. barile, barillus, possibly from barra, bar.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. barrel

    A cylindrical vessel for holding both liquid and dry goods. Also, a commercial measure of 31-1/2 gallons.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. barrel

    A round vessel or cask, of more length than breadth, and bulging in the middle, made of staves and headings and bound with hoops. Powder-barrels are made to contain 100 pounds each, the barrels being large enough to allow sufficient space for the powder to move when rolled, to prevent its caking. Also any hollow cylinder or tube, as the barrel of a gun. See Fire-barrel.

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    Rank popularity for the word 'barrel' in Nouns Frequency: #2383

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of barrel in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of barrel in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of barrel in a Sentence

  1. Bonnie Baha:

    Right now, to step into this, you'd be catching a falling knife, with oil at $40 a barrel, these people can't make it ... At some point there are going to be some bargains out there, but we're not stepping into that now.

  2. Joseph Clancy:

    Previous reports of a crash are inaccurate - there was no crash, the video shows the vehicle entering the White House complex at a speed of approximately 1 to 2 mph, and pushing aside a plastic barrel. There was no damage to the vehicle.

  3. Ian Taylor:

    We all talk about 'peak supply' and maybe with shale that is becoming a disabused concept. I have begun feeling that... we are coming to peak demand towards 2030, i believe we may not see $100 (a barrel) ever again.

  4. Robert Yawger:

    There is a very good chance we would reach $ 100 [ per barrel ]. That's going to be inflationary with an exclamation point, we don't need that at all. We can't afford that at all.

  5. Kjetil Bakken:

    On Castberg it's possible to bring the breakeven price down to around $60 per barrel.

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