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Definitions of barrow

barrow1 (ˈbærəʊ Pronunciation for barrow1

Definitions

noun

  1. See wheelbarrow, handbarrow
  2. Also called: barrowful. the amount contained in or on a barrow
  3. (mainly British) a handcart, typically having two wheels and a canvas roof, used esp by street vendors
  4. (Northern England, dialect) concern or business (esp in the phrases that's not my barrow, that's just my barrow)
  5. See into one's barrow

Word Origin

Old English bearwe; related to Old Norse barar bier, Old High German bāra

Synonyms

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= cart, trolley, wheelbarrow, handcart, pushcart

barrow2 (ˈbærəʊ Pronunciation for barrow2

Definitions

noun

  1. a heap of earth placed over one or more prehistoric tombs, often surrounded by ditches. Long barrows are elongated Neolithic mounds usually covering stone burial chambers; round barrows are Bronze Age, covering burials or cremations

Word Origin

Old English beorg; related to Old Norse bjarg, Gothic bairgahei hill, Old High German berg mountain

barrow3 (ˈbærəʊ Pronunciation for barrow3

Definitions

noun

  1. a castrated pig

Word Origin

Old English bearg; related to Old Norse börgr, Old High German barug

Barrow (ˈbærəʊ Pronunciation for Barrow

Definitions

noun

  1. a river in SE Ireland, rising in the Slieve Bloom Mountains and flowing south to Waterford Harbour. Length: about 193 km (120 miles)
  2. See Barrow-in-Furness, Barrow Point

Example Sentences Including 'barrow'

Joan will send the bags up in a barrow with one of the men later on.
Butler, Gwendoline Coffin on the Water
I couldn't think why she needed that MBA her father had put her through, she had the head and muscle of a barrow boy.
Robert Wilson BLOOD IS DIRT (2002)
And if he did, he certainly wouldn't have had time to murder Janet West, wheel her body along the river and return the barrow to the yard.
Forsythe, Malcolm The Book Lady

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