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Meaning of BARRACK

Pronunciation:  'baruk

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a building used to house military personnel
  2. [v]  laugh or scoff at; "The crowd jeered at the speaker"
  3. [v]  urge on or encourage esp. by shouts; "The crowd cheered the demonstrating strikers"
  4. [v]  lodge in barracks

BARRACK is a 7 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: cheer, exhort, flout, gibe, inspire, jeer, pep up, scoff, urge, urge on
 See Also: accommodate, bait, casern, cheerlead, cod, encourage, lodge, military quarters, rag, rally, razz, ride, squadroom, tantalise, tantalize, taunt, tease, twit



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Bar"rack\, n. [F. baraque, fr. It. baracca (cf. Sp.
    barraca), from LL. barra bar. See {Bar}, n.]
    1. (Mil.) 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.
             He lodged in a miserable hut or barrack, composed of
             dry branches and thatched with straw. --Gibbon.
    2. A movable roof sliding on four posts, to cover hay, straw,
       etc. [Local, U.S.]
  2. \Bar"rack\, v. t.
    To supply with barracks; to establish in barracks; as, to
    barrack troops.
  3. \Bar"rack\, v. i.
    To live or lodge in barracks.