Definition of Barrio

1. Noun. A Spanish-speaking quarter in a town or city (especially in the United States).

Generic synonyms: Quarter
Geographical relationships: America, The States, U.s., U.s.a., United States, United States Of America, Us, Usa



2. Noun. An urban area in a Spanish-speaking country.
Generic synonyms: Populated Area, Urban Area

Definition of Barrio

1. n. In Spain and countries colonized by Spain, a village, ward, or district outside a town or city to whose jurisdiction it belongs.

Definition of Barrio

1. Noun. (informal) An area or neighborhood in a U.S. city inhabited primarily by people speaking Spanish or of Hispanic origin. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Barrio

1. a district [n -RIOS]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Barrio

barrier reef
barrier strip
barriered
barrierless
barrierlessly
barrierlike
barriers
barries
barrigudo
barrigudos
barring
barringerite
barrings
barringtonite
barringtonites
barrio (current term)
barrios
barrista
barristas
barrister
barristering
barristers
barroisite
barroom
barroom brawl
barrooms
barrow
barrow-boy
barrow-man
barrow man

Literary usage of Barrio

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

1. The Isthmus of Tehuantepec: Being the Results of a Survey for a Railroad to by J. J. Williams (1852)
"EL barrio DE LA SOLEDAD, on the road to Tehuantepec, nine leagues from Boca del ... During the last year, El barrio lost thirty inhabitants by cholera. ..."

2. The Philippine Experiences of an American Teacher: A Narrative of Work and by William Bowen Freer (1906)
"NUEVA VIZCAYA was one of the first provinces, if not actually the first, where the barrio system of schools, since extended to every portion of the ..."

3. Texas in the Middle Eighteenth Century: Studies in Spanish Colonial History by Herbert Eugene Bolton (1915)
"... for help to counteract the hostile report by barrio, was answered by Father Santa Ana's report dated March 10 and Fray Mariano's dated at San Antonio. ..."

4. Baptist Missionary Magazine by American Baptist Foreign Mission Society (1907)
"At the next barrio we visited that same day, less than half an hour distant, we found a large ... At nine o'clock that night, in the largest barrio of ..."

5. Spain and Portugal: Handbook for Travellers by Karl Baedeker (Firm) (1901)
"By keeping to the left outside the gate we reach (!/2 M.) the barrio de San Se- veriano, with the Bueno Vista and the Venta de ..."

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