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Meaning of BARRICADE

Pronunciation:  'baru`keyd

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a barrier (usually thrown up hastily so as to impede the advance of an enemy); "they enemy stormed the barricade"
  2. [n]  a barrier set up by police to stop traffic on a street or road in order to catch a fugitive or inspect traffic etc.
  3. [v]  block off with barricades
  4. [v]  prevent access to by barricading; "The street where the President lives is always barricaded"
  5. [v]  render unsuitable for passage; "block the way"; "barricade the streets"

BARRICADE is a 9 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: bar, barricado, block, block off, block up, blockade, roadblock
 See Also: barrier, block, close, close off, close up, close up, impede, impede, jam, jam, obstruct, obstruct, obturate, obturate, occlude, occlude, shut off



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Bar`ri*cade"\, n. [F. barricade, fr. Sp. barricada,
    orig. a barring up with casks; fr. barrica cask, perh. fr.
    LL. barra bar. See {Bar}, n., and cf. {Barrel}, n.]
    1. (Mil.) A fortification, made in haste, of trees, earth,
       palisades, wagons, or anything that will obstruct the
       progress or attack of an enemy. It is usually an
       obstruction formed in streets to block an enemy's access.
    2. Any bar, obstruction, or means of defense.
             Such a barricade as would greatly annoy, or
             absolutely stop, the currents of the atmosphere.
  2. \Bar`ri*cade"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Barricaded}; p.
    pr. & vb. n. {Barricading}.] [Cf. F. barricader. See
    {Barricade}, n.]
    To fortify or close with a barricade or with barricades; to
    stop up, as a passage; to obstruct; as, the workmen
    barricaded the streets of Paris.
          The further end whereof [a bridge] was barricaded with
          barrels.                                 --Hakluyt.
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