Definition of 'barrel'
Video: pronunciation of 'barrel'
Example sentences containing 'barrel'
These examples have been automatically selected and may contain sensitive content. Read more…
This time he had a modified gun with two barrels and was so nervous that he used both. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Would he let me run the club lock, stock and barrel? The Sun (2017)It will trim its output from 10.5 million barrels per day to a shade over ten million. Times, Sunday Times (2016)In return, it will receive 220,000 barrels of oil a day. Times, Sunday Times (2016)In sterling terms, the cost of a barrel of crude oil has more than doubled since January. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The sustained rise in energy prices has led some to forecast that a barrel of oil could be trading for more than $70 within the next year. Times, Sunday Times (2017)It takes guts to stare down the barrel of a gun and lurch forward. The Sun (2016)He had lost another son to a barrel bomb the previous day. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The cider is stored in old oak rum barrels to impart a mellow background flavour. Thorsons Organic Wine Guide (1991)We are staring down the barrel of a gun. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Yet the memory of lugging beer barrels around a cellar endures. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The cost of a barrel of oil depends on how and where it is produced. Times, Sunday Times (2008)That produced half a million barrels a day in its glory years. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Ditto those aged in new oak barrels. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Aged in oak barrels for three years. Thorsons Organic Wine Guide (1991)The frowning barrel of his gun overshadowing. Times, Sunday Times (2012)It was built as a gimmick restaurant for people who consider it tasteful to eat in large barrels. Times, Sunday Times (2009)They sit in front of computer screens pushing buttons and buying and selling billions of barrels of oil. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Players really appear to be owned lock, stock and barrel. The Sun (2015)His last sermon took place in the fields, atop a large barrel. Christianity Today (2000)China produces about 3.6 million barrels per day of crude and consumes almost all of that domestically. Times, Sunday Times (2006)She must have thought,'What a barrel of fun he is! The Sun (2013)Roll out the barrel: we'll have a barrel of fun. Times, Sunday Times (2013)They either moved lock, stock and barrel, or expanded their operations eastwards. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Energy stocks were some of the biggest climbers, as oil prices rose to around $110 a barrel. The Sun (2012)He pushed it in front of him with his paws, like a brewer's man trundling a barrel. The Tales of Beatrix Potter (1930)
Trends of 'barrel'
In Common Usage. barrel is one of the 10000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
View usage for:
Translations for 'barrel'
British English: barrel /ˈbærəl/ NOUN
A barrel is a large round container for liquids or food. Barrels are usually wider in the middle than at the top or bottom.
...12 million barrels of oil.
- American English: barrel
- Arabic: بِرْميل
- Brazilian Portuguese: barril
- Chinese: 桶
- Croatian: bačva
- Czech: sud
- Danish: tønde
- Dutch: ton vat
- European Spanish: barril
- Finnish: tynnyri
- French: tonneau
- German: Fass
- Greek: βαρέλι
- Italian: barile
- Japanese: 樽
- Korean: 통
- Norwegian: tønne
- Polish: beczka
- European Portuguese: barril
- Romanian: butoi
- Russian: бочка
- Spanish: barril
- Swedish: fat tunna
- Thai: ถังใส่ของเหลว
- Turkish: fıçı
- Ukrainian: барель
- Vietnamese: thùng tròn
Definition of barrel from the Collins English Dictionary
Collins Dictionaries for Schools
Our new online dictionaries for schools provide a safe and appropriate environment for children. And best of all it's ad free, so sign up now and start using at home or in the classroom.
Unlock language with the Paul Noble method
No books. No rote memorization. No chance of failure. Your chance to have a one-to-one lesson with best-selling language expert Paul Noble, try a FREE audio sample of his brand new Mandarin Chinese course.
13th edition of the Collins Dictionary out now!
Updated with all the very latest new words and senses, this new 13th edition is an unparalleled resource for word lovers, word gamers, and word geeks everywhere. #homeoflivingenglish
We have almost 200 lists of words from topics as varied as types of butterflies, jackets, currencies, vegetables and knots! Amaze your friends with your new-found knowledge!
Meme Ban, Heart Age & Collagin: September’s Words in the News
Catch up on the latest words in the news this September with Robert Groves.
Join the Collins community
All the latest wordy news, linguistic insights, offers and competitions every month.