Definition of Barrack

1. Noun. A building or group of buildings used to house military personnel.

Specialized synonyms: Casern
Generic synonyms: Military Quarters
Terms within: Squad Room
Category relationships: Armed Forces, Armed Services, Military, Military Machine, War Machine

2. Verb. Lodge in barracks.
Generic synonyms: Accommodate, Lodge

3. Verb. Spur on or encourage especially by cheers and shouts. "They barrack him to write the letter"; "The crowd cheered the demonstrating strikers"
Exact synonyms: Cheer, Exhort, Inspire, Pep Up, Root On, Urge, Urge On
Specialized synonyms: Cheerlead
Generic synonyms: Encourage
Derivative terms: Cheerer, Cheering, Exhortation, Exhortation, Exhortatory, Urgent, Urging

4. Verb. Laugh at with contempt and derision. "The crowd jeered at the speaker"
Exact synonyms: Flout, Gibe, Jeer, Scoff
Generic synonyms: Bait, Cod, Rag, Rally, Razz, Ride, Tantalise, Tantalize, Taunt, Tease, Twit
Derivative terms: Flouter, Gibe, Jeer, Jeerer, Jeering, Scoff, Scoffer, Scoffing

Definition of Barrack

1. n. A building for soldiers, especially when in garrison. Commonly in the pl., originally meaning temporary huts, but now usually applied to a permanent structure or set of buildings.

2. v. t. To supply with barracks; to establish in barracks; as, to barrack troops.

3. v. i. To live or lodge in barracks.

Definition of Barrack

1. Noun. (military chiefly plural) A building for soldiers, especially within a garrison; ''originally referred to temporary huts, now usually to a permanent structure or set of buildings''. ¹

2. Noun. (US regional) A movable roof sliding on four posts, to cover hay, straw, etc. ¹

3. Noun. (Ireland colloquial usually plural) A police station. ¹

4. Verb. (transitive) To house military personnel; to quarter. ¹

5. Verb. (intransitive) To live in barracks. ¹

6. Verb. (British transitive) To jeer and heckle; to attempt to disconcert by verbal means. ¹

7. Verb. (Australia New Zealand intransitive) To cheer for a team; to jeer at the opposition team or at the umpire (after an adverse decision). ¹

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Definition of Barrack

1. to shout boisterously [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Barrack

barquette mould
barra boy
barra boys
barrack (current term)

Literary usage of Barrack

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Works of the English Poets, from Chaucer to Cowper: Including the Series by Alexander Chalmers, Samuel Johnson (1810)
"If I make it a barrack, the crown is my tenant '. ... But if you will give us a barrack, my dear, The captain, I 'm sure, will always come here; ..."

2. The Parliamentary Debatesby Thomas Curson Hansard, Great Britain Parliament by Thomas Curson Hansard, Great Britain Parliament (1820)
"How WPS ¡t possible to imagine that a barrack-master- general could be entitled to a pension •equal to 51. a-day, while a retired lieu- tenant.general, ..."

3. The Military Forces of the Crown: Their Administration and Government by Charles Mathew Clode (1869)
"barrack Department, consisting of three Commissioners, ... The subsequent history of the barrack Department, subsequent UP *° the date of its being handed ..."

4. Cobbett's Complete Collection of State Trials and Proceedings for High William Cobbett, David Jardine by William Cobbett, David Jardine (1823)
"3rd., and long before and after, the defendant was employed on behalf of the king, to purchase barrack stores for the use of his majesty's military forces, ..."

5. The Story of the Exposition: Being the Official History of the International by Frank Morton Todd (1921)
"In "travertine" and red tiles, it was a copy of old Trenton barrack, with tall-posted ... Trenton barrack used to change hands like boom real estate, ..."

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