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Meaning of BARROW

Pronunciation:  'barow

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a cart for carrying small loads; has handles and one or more wheels
  2. [n]  (archeology) a heap of earth placed over prehistoric tombs
  3. [n]  the quantity that a barrow will hold

BARROW is a 6 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: barrowful, burial mound, garden cart, grave mound, lawn cart, tumulus, wheelbarrow
 See Also: cart, containerful, go-cart, handcart, hill, mound, pushcart



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Bar"row\, n. [OE. barow, fr. AS. beran to bear. See
    {Bear} to support, and cf. {Bier}.]
    1. A support having handles, and with or without a wheel, on
       which heavy or bulky things can be transported by hand.
       See {Handbarrow}, and {Wheelbarrow}.
    2. (Salt Works) A wicker case, in which salt is put to drain.
  2. \Bar"row\, n. [OE. barow, bargh, AS. bearg, bearh; akin
    to Icel. b["o]rgr, OHG. barh, barug, G. barch. ?95.]
    A hog, esp. a male hog castrated. --Holland.
  3. \Bar"row\, n. [OE. bergh, AS. beorg, beorh, hill,
    sepulchral mound; akin to G. berg mountain, Goth. bairgahei
    hill, hilly country, and perh. to Skr. b?hant high, OIr.
    brigh mountain. Cf. {Berg}, {Berry} a mound, and {Borough} an
    incorporated town.]
    1. A large mound of earth or stones over the remains of the
       dead; a tumulus.
    2. (Mining) A heap of rubbish, attle, etc.
  4. 3. Rapid, noisy talk; babble; chatter. ``Hold still thy
       clatter.'' --Towneley Myst. (15 th Cent. ).
             Throw by your clatter And handle the matter. --B.
 Definition: a large mound of earth or stones placed over a burial. The term is especially used in reference to the mounds of England.
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