from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Having barbs.
- adj. Cutting; stinging: barbed criticism; barbed statements.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Having barbs
- adj. Bearded (also applied to roses).
- v. Simple past tense and past participle of barb.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Accoutered with defensive armor; -- said of a horse. See barded (which is the proper form.)
- adj. Furnished with a barb or barbs.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Shaved; trimmed; having the beard dressed.
- Furnished with barbs, as an arrow, the point of a fish-hook, and the like: as, “arrows barbed with fire,”
- “a barbed proboscis,”
- In heraldry: Having barbs: said of the rose used as a bearing. The barbs are commonly colored green, and the blazon is a rose gules barbed proper.
- Having gills or wattles, as a cock: as, a cock sable, barbed or (that is, a black cock having golden gills). Also called wattled.
- Having the ends made with barbs like those of an arrow-head: said especially of a cross of this form. Also called bearded.
- Same as barded.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. having or covered with protective barbs or quills or spines or thorns or setae etc.
- adj. capable of wounding
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