Definition of Barber

1. Noun. United States composer (1910-1981).

Exact synonyms: Samuel Barber
Generic synonyms: Composer



2. Verb. Perform the services of a barber: cut the hair and/or beard of.
Generic synonyms: Groom, Neaten

3. Noun. A hairdresser who cuts hair and shaves beards as a trade.
Generic synonyms: Hairdresser, Hairstylist, Styler, Stylist

Definition of Barber

1. n. One whose occupation it is to shave or trim the beard, and to cut and dress the hair of his patrons.

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

3. n. A storm accompanied by driving ice spicules formed from sea water, esp. one occurring on the Gulf of St. Lawrence; -- so named from the cutting ice spicules.

Definition of Barber

1. Noun. A person whose profession is cutting (usually male) customers’ hair and beards. ¹

2. Noun. (arch.) A barber surgeon, a foot soldier specializing in treating battlefield injuries ¹

3. Verb. To cut the hair or beard of (a person). ¹

4. Verb. (slang) to talk ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Barber

1. to cut hair [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Barber

1. One whose occupation it is to shave or trim the beard, and to cut and dress the hair of his patrons. Barber's itch. See Itch. Formerly the barber practiced some offices of surgery, such as letting blood and pulling teeth. Hence such terms as barber surgeon (old form barber chirurgeon), barber surgery, etc. Origin: OE. Barbour, OF. Barbeor, F. Barbier, as if fr. An assumed L. Barbator, fr. Barba beard. See 1st Barb. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Barber

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barber (current term)
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barber's itch
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Literary usage of Barber

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1. Dictionary of National Biography by Leslie Stephen, Sidney Lee (1885)
"PB-A. barber, JOSEPH (1757-1811), landscape painter, was born at Newcastle in 1757. He settled at Birmingham, where after several years of difficulty he ..."

2. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1888)
"barber relying upon the absence of such relation for his right to possession, his only remedy was by an action of ejectment." 7. Certiorari goes only to the ..."

3. The Victrola Book of the Opera: Stories of the Operas with Illustrations by Samuel Holland Rous, Victor Talking Machine Company (1921)
"Superficially, Donizetti's taunt is deserved in "The barber." It bears all the signs of a work hastily flung together. The original overture was lost and ..."

4. Race Distinctions in American Law by Gilbert Thomas Stephenson (1910)
"barber-SHOPS Thirteen States provide that barbers must serve all persons ... In 1889 a barber in Lincoln, Nebraska, refused to shave a Negro because he was ..."

5. Pennsylvania Archives ...by Pennsylvania Secretary of the Commonwealth, Pennsylvania Dept. of Public Instruction, Pennsylvania State library, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania State Library by Pennsylvania Secretary of the Commonwealth, Pennsylvania Dept. of Public Instruction, Pennsylvania State library, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania State Library (1899)
"Jno., xvii, 589, 806, 862; Barckley, Hugh xxv, 680 xix, 760, 787; xxiii, 438; xxv, Barckley, James, xix, 31; xxii, 80, 361; xxvi, 534 564 barber, Joseph, ..."

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