Definition of Barb

1. Noun. An aggressive remark directed at a person like a missile and intended to have a telling effect. "She takes a dig at me every chance she gets"

Exact synonyms: Dig, Gibe, Jibe, Shaft, Shot, Slam
Generic synonyms: Comment, Input, Remark
Specialized synonyms: Cheap Shot
Derivative terms: Gibe



2. Verb. Provide with barbs. "Barbed wire"
Generic synonyms: Alter, Change, Modify

3. Noun. The pointed part of barbed wire.
Group relationships: Barbed Wire, Barbwire
Generic synonyms: Point

4. Noun. A subsidiary point facing opposite from the main point that makes an arrowhead or spear hard to remove.
Group relationships: Arrowhead, Hook, Lance, Shaft, Spear
Specialized synonyms: Fluke
Generic synonyms: Point

5. Noun. One of the parallel filaments projecting from the main shaft of a feather.
Group relationships: Vane, Web
Generic synonyms: Fibril, Filament, Strand

Definition of Barb

1. n. Beard, or that which resembles it, or grows in the place of it.

2. v. t. To shave or dress the beard of.

3. n. The Barbary horse, a superior breed introduced from Barbary into Spain by the Moors.

4. n. Armor for a horse. Same as 2d Bard, n., 1.

Definition of Barb

1. Proper noun. A diminutive of the female given name Barbara. ¹

2. Noun. The point that stands backward in an arrow, fishhook, etc., to prevent it from being easily extracted. Hence: Anything which stands out with a sharp point obliquely or crosswise to something else. ¹

3. Noun. (figuratively) A hurtful or disparaging remark. ¹

4. Noun. A beard, or that which resembles it, or grows in the place of it. ¹

5. Noun. Armor for a horse, corrupted from bard. ¹

6. Noun. (ornithology) One of the side branches of a feather, which collectively constitute the vane. ¹

7. Noun. (zoology) Several species of freshwater fish of the Cyprinid family. ¹

8. Noun. (zoology) A southern name for the kingfishes of the eastern and southeastern coasts of the United States; -- also improperly called whiting. ¹

9. Noun. (botany) A hair or bristle ending in a double hook. ¹

10. Noun. (zoology) A blackish or dun variety of the pigeon, originally brought from Barbary. ¹

11. Noun. (obsolete) A muffler, worn by nuns and mourners. ¹

12. Noun. Paps, or little projections, of the mucous membrane, which mark the opening of the submaxillary glands under the tongue in horses and cattle. The name is mostly applied when the barbs are inflamed and swollen. [Written also barbel and barble.] ¹

13. Noun. (obsolete) A bit for a horse. ¹

14. Verb. To furnish with barbs, or with that which will hold or hurt like barbs, as an arrow, fishhook, spear, etc. ¹

15. Verb. To cover a horse in armor, corrupted from bard. ¹

16. Verb. (obsolete) To shave or dress the beard of. ¹

17. Verb. (obsolete) To clip; to mow. ¹

18. Noun. The Barbary horse, a superior breed introduces from Barbary into Spain by the Moors. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Barb

1. to furnish with a barb (a sharp projection) [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Barb

1. 1. To shave or dress the beard of. 2. To clip; to mow. 3. To furnish with barbs, or with that which will hold or hurt like barbs, as an arrow, fishhook, spear, etc. "But rattling storm of arrows barbed with fire." (Milton) Origin: Barbed; Barbing. 1. Beard, or that which resembles it, or grows in the place of it. "The barbel, so called by reason of his barbs, or wattles in his mouth." (Walton) 2. A muffler, worn by nuns and mourners. 3. Paps, or little projections, of the mucous membrane, which mark the opening of the submaxillary glands under the tongue in horses and cattle. The name is mostly applied when the barbs are inflamed and swollen. Alternative forms: barbel and barble. 4. The point that stands backward in an arrow, fishhook, etc, to prevent it from being easily extracted. Hence: Anything which stands out with a sharp point obliquely or crosswise to something else. "Having two barbs or points." 5. A bit for a horse. 6. One of the side branches of a feather, which collectively constitute the vane. See Feather. 7. A southern name for the kingfishes of the eastern and southeastern coasts of the United States; also improperly called whiting. 8. A hair or bristle ending in a double hook. Origin: F. Barbe, fr. L. Barba beard. See Beard. 1. The Barbary horse, a superior breed introduces from Barbary into Spain by the Moors. 2. A blackish or dun variety of the pigeon, originally brought from Barbary. Origin: F. Barbe, fr. Barbarie. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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