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Meaning of BARN

Pronunciation:  bârn

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  an outlying farm building for storing grain or animal feed and housing farm animals
  2. [n]  (atomic or nuclear physics) a unit of nuclear cross section; the effective circular area that one particle presents to another as a target for an encounter

BARN is a 4 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: b
 See Also: area unit, cow barn, cowbarn, cowhouse, cowshed, farm building, square measure, tithe barn



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Barn\, n. [OE. bern, AS. berern, bern; bere barley + ern,
    [ae]rn, a close place. ?92. See {Barley}.]
    A covered building used chiefly for storing grain, hay, and
    other productions of a farm. In the United States a part of
    the barn is often used for stables.
    {Barn owl} (Zo["o]l.), an owl of Europe and America ({Aluco
       flammeus}, or {Strix flammea}), which frequents barns and
       other buildings.
    {Barn swallow} (Zo["o]l.), the common American swallow
       ({Hirundo horreorum}), which attaches its nest of mud to
       the beams and rafters of barns.
  2. \Barn\, v. t.
    To lay up in a barn. [Obs.] --Shak.
          Men . . . often barn up the chaff, and burn up the
          grain.                                   --Fuller.
  3. \Barn\, n.
    A child. [Obs.] See {Bairn}.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: A barn symbolizes feelings kept in your subconscience. There is a possibility that you may be holding back your instinctual action or natural urges.
Easton Bible Dictionary

a storehouse (Deut. 28:8; Job 39:12; Hag. 2:19) for grain, which was usually under ground, although also sometimes above ground (Luke 12:18).