Definition of Barrow

1. Noun. The quantity that a barrow will hold.

Exact synonyms: Barrowful
Generic synonyms: Containerful

2. Noun. (archeology) a heap of earth placed over prehistoric tombs.
Exact synonyms: Burial Mound, Grave Mound, Tumulus
Generic synonyms: Hill, Mound
Category relationships: Archaeology, Archeology

3. Noun. A cart for carrying small loads; has handles and one or more wheels.
Exact synonyms: Garden Cart, Lawn Cart, Wheelbarrow
Generic synonyms: Cart, Go-cart, Handcart, Pushcart

Definition of Barrow

1. n. A support having handles, and with or without a wheel, on which heavy or bulky things can be transported by hand. See Handbarrow, and Wheelbarrow.

2. n. A hog, esp. a male hog castrated.

3. n. A large mound of earth or stones over the remains of the dead; a tumulus.

Definition of Barrow

1. Noun. (obsolete) A mountain. ¹

2. Noun. (chiefly British) A hill. ¹

3. Noun. A mound of earth and stones raised over a grave or graves. ¹

4. Noun. (context: mining) A heap of rubbish, attle, or other such refuse. ¹

5. Noun. A small vehicle used to carry a load and pulled or pushed by hand. ¹

6. Noun. (''obsolete except in scientific use and in some dialects'') A castrated boar. ¹

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Definition of Barrow

1. a type of cart [n -S]

Medical Definition of Barrow

1. A hog, especially. A male hog castrated. Origin: OE. Barow, bargh, AS. Bearg, bearh; akin to Icel. Borgr, OHG. Barh, barug, G. Barch. 95. 1. A large mound of earth or stones over the remains of the dead; a tumulus. 2. A heap of rubbish, attle, etc. Origin: OE. Bergh, AS. Beorg, beorh, hill, sepulchral mound; akin to G. Berg mountain, Goth. Bairgahei hill, hilly country, and perh. To Skr. Bhant high, OIr. Brigh mountain. Cf. Berg, Berry a mound, and Borough an incorporated town. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Barrow

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barrow (current term)
barrow man

Literary usage of Barrow

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

1. The Gentleman's Magazine (1792)
"... hb, from the middle of the trench to the top of the barrow, 51 feet; ce, ... North barrow ю the third circular hollow, 39 ftet i г t, diameter of the ..."

2. Report of the Annual Meeting (1858)
"On the Amount and Frequency of the Magnetic Disturbances and of the Aurora at Point barrow, on the Shores of the Polar Sea. By Major- General SABINE, Treas. ..."

3. Permafrost: North American Contribution [to The] Second International Conference by Building Research Advisory Board Staff (1973)
"A series of studies on the development and modification of recent beaches in the barrow area"'23'31'32 indicated their post-Wisconsinan age, and suggested ..."

4. The World's Best Orations: From the Earliest Period to the Present Time by David Josiah Brewer, Edward Archibald Allen, William Schuyler (1899)
"barrow taught Sir Isaac Newton mathematics, and his style suggests the method of ... Born in London in 1630, barrow was educated at the Charterhouse School, ..."

5. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Court of King's Bench: With by Great Britain Court of King's Bench, Richard Vaughan Barnewall, John Leycester Adolphus (1832)
"The manor of barrow Minchin was a reputed manor without courts, ... The gamekeeper of the manor of barrow Minchin had been in the habit of shooting over the ..."

6. Transactions by East Hertfordshire Archaeological Society (1903)
"TUMULI AT barrow FARM, WIDFORD. BEFORE speaking of the tumuli at barrow Farm, Widford, it may be well to make a few general remarks on the subject of burial ..."

7. The Races of Europe: A Sociological Study (Lowell Institute Lectures) by William Zebina Ripley (1899)
"Often directly superposed upon the relics of the Long-barrow period, and in other ways ... This stratum represents the so-called Round-barrow period, ..."

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