Character 7
Hyphenation bar ri er
Pronunciations /ˈbæɹi.ə(ɹ)/

Definitions and meanings of "Barrier"

What do we mean by barrier?

A material formation or structure, such as a mountain range or wall, that prevents passage or access. noun

Something immaterial that obstructs or impedes. noun

A membrane, tissue, or mechanism that blocks the passage of certain substances. noun

A physical or biological factor that limits the migration, interbreeding, or free movement of individuals or populations. noun

A movable gate that keeps racehorses in line before the start of a race. noun

The palisades or fences enclosing the lists of a medieval tournament. noun

An ice barrier. noun

In fortification, anything, as a palisade or stockade, designed to obstruct entrance into a fortified place. noun

Plural The palisades or railing surrounding the ground where tourneys and justs were carried on; hence, the sports themselves (formerly sometimes with the plural in a singular sense). noun

Any obstruction; anything which hinders approach, attack, or progress; anything standing in the way; an obstacle: as, to build a wall as a barrier against trespassers; constitutional barriers. noun

A fortress or fortified town on the frontier of a country. noun

A limit or boundary of any kind; a line of separation. noun

The gate, in towns on the continent of Europe, at which local revenue duties are collected. noun

In China, a subordinate customs station placed on an inland trade-route for the collection of duties on goods in transit. noun

In coal-mining, a solid block of coal left unworked between two collieries, for security against the accidents which might occur in consequence of communication between them. noun

See the qualifying words. noun

A treaty in 1748, terminating the War of the Austrian Succession. noun

In 1831, for the settlement of the Belgian question noun

In 1840, for the settlement of the relations between Turkey and Egypt noun

In 1871, abrogating the neutrality of the Black Sea. noun

A structure that bars passage.

An obstacle or impediment.

A boundary or limit.

(grammar) A node (in government and binding theory) said to intervene between other nodes A and B if it is a potential governor for B, c-commands B, and does not c-command A.

A separation between two areas of the body where specialized cells allow the entry of certain substances but prevent the entry of others.

The lists in a tournament.

(in the plural) A martial exercise of the 15th and 16th centuries.

Synonyms and Antonyms for Barrier

The word "barrier" in example sentences

I think the term barrier is a more accurate description of a concept David is alluding to. ❋ Unknown (2009)

It's about attitudes that the barrier is the disability. ❋ Dave Hingsburger (2007)

Study says police must undo community distrust, which it calls a barrier to outreach ❋ Unknown (2009)

I was given a phone number and reached a Ryan who proceeds to tell me that what I call a barrier on my porch is not considered a barrier.

Do try to understand that the "barrier" is this: we don't much like to be around benders. ❋ Laban (2006)

Both defended the right of Israel to exist, both condemned the violence, but Benedict XVI spoke in precise terms of the Two States; he even said that the security barrier is unacceptable and that Jerusalem has to be the capital of both States. ❋ Unknown (2009)

They also warned, among other things, that nanotechnologies could overcome the blood – brain barrier and "exploit existing transport mechanisms to transmit substances into the brain in analogy with the Trojan horse". ❋ Unknown (2009)

Security concerns are the main barrier to adoption ❋ Steve Ressler (2010)

The barrier is under fire and more solicitors are realising their responsibility to the profession but the problem of doing adequate justice by the clerks remains. ❋ Unknown (2009)

These studies suggest that the barrier is not economic but cognitive or computational. ❋ Unknown (2010)

He pushes them through the pain barrier and they are trying to please Matthew by doing this. ❋ Unknown (2009)

One of the prize judges, the novelist Shashi Deshpande, agreed, said that Joseph had "crossed a certain barrier". ❋ Benedicte Page (2010)

The main barrier at this point is being able to pay these players the money they can make elsewhere. ❋ Unknown (2009)

In April, 30-year-old Bassem Ibrahim Abu-Rahma was killed while protesting the Bilin barrier when a tear gas canister fired by the IDF struck him in the chest. ❋ Unknown (2009)

A Cornell microbiologist, Margaret Bynoe, who has come up with a method to regulate the blood/brain barrier, providing the possibility of treatments for a host of brain diseases including multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's and Alzheimer's, says her first response to forming a company to move her research out of the lab was "a flat no" because she just wanted to continue working in her lab on her research seven days a week. ❋ Angela Haines (2010)

The barrier is obvious and virtually insurmountable. ❋ Unknown (2010)

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