What does birr mean?

Definitions for birr
bɪərbirr

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. birrnoun

    the basic unit of money in Ethiopia; equal to 100 cents

  2. whir, whirr, whirring, birrverb

    sound of something in rapid motion

    "whir of a bird's wings"; "the whir of the propellers"

  3. whizz, whiz, whirr, whir, birr, purrverb

    make a soft swishing sound

    "the motor whirred"; "the car engine purred"

Wiktionary

  1. birrnoun

    The currency of Ethiopia, divided into 100 santims

    Etymology: From bir, from byre; cognate with byrr, Albanian borë and Latin borea.

  2. birrnoun

    force, vigor, energy

    Etymology: From bir, from byre; cognate with byrr, Albanian borë and Latin borea.

  3. birrnoun

    a strong wind.

    Etymology: From bir, from byre; cognate with byrr, Albanian borë and Latin borea.

  4. birrnoun

    the force of the wind; rush, impetus, momentum, driving force

    Etymology: From bir, from byre; cognate with byrr, Albanian borë and Latin borea.

  5. birrnoun

    a thrust or push

    Etymology: From bir, from byre; cognate with byrr, Albanian borë and Latin borea.

  6. birrnoun

    a whirring noise

    Etymology: From bir, from byre; cognate with byrr, Albanian borë and Latin borea.

  7. birrnoun

    a strong trilling pronunciation

    Etymology: From bir, from byre; cognate with byrr, Albanian borë and Latin borea.

  8. birrverb

    To make a whirring noise; make a noise like that of revolving wheels, or of millstones at work.

    Etymology: From bir, from byre; cognate with byrr, Albanian borë and Latin borea.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Birrverb

    to make, or move with, a whirring noise, as of wheels in motion

  2. Birrnoun

    a whirring sound, as of a spinning wheel

  3. Birrnoun

    a rush or impetus; force

Freebase

  1. Birr

    Birr is a town in County Offaly, Ireland. It was formerly called Parsonstown, after the Parsons family who were local landowners and hereditary Earls of Rosse, and renamed at some time between 1891 and 1901. The town lies within a parish of the same name in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Killaloe. Birr is a designated Irish Heritage Town with a carefully preserved Georgian heritage. Birr itself has graceful wide streets and elegant buildings. Many of the houses in John's Place and Oxmantown Mall have exquisite fanlight windows of the Georgian period. The town is known for Birr Castle and its gardens, home of the Parsons family and also the Leviathan of Parsonstown which was for a time the largest telescope in the world.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Birr

    bir, n. impetus: a violent push: stress in pronunciation: any sharp whirring sound. [Scot.; Ice. byrr, a favouring wind.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of birr in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of birr in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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