barrier
Pronunciation
  • (British) IPA: /ˈbæɹi.ə(ɹ)/
  • (America, non-Mary-marry-merry) IPA: /ˈbæɹi.əɹ/
  • (America, Mary-marry-merry) IPA: /ˈbɛɹi.əɹ/
Noun

barrier (plural barriers)

  1. A structure that bars passage.
  2. An obstacle or impediment.
  3. A boundary or limit.
  4. (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.
  5. (physiology) A separation between two areas of the body where specialized cells allow the entry of certain substances but prevent the entry of others.
  6. (historical) The lists in a tournament.
  7. (historical, in the plural) A martial exercise of the 15th and 16th centuries.
Synonyms Translations Translations Translations Verb

barrier (barriers, present participle barriering; past and past participle barriered)

  1. (transitive) To block or obstruct with a barrier.
    Synonyms: bar

Barrier
Proper noun
  1. Surname



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