from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One whose business is to cut hair and to shave or trim beards.
- transitive v. To cut the hair of.
- transitive v. To shave or trim the beard of.
- intransitive v. To work as a barber.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A person whose profession is cutting (usually male) customers’ hair and beards.
- n. A barber surgeon, a foot soldier specializing in treating battlefield injuries.
- v. To cut the hair or beard of (a person).
- v. To chatter, talk.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One whose occupation it is to shave or trim the beard, and to cut and dress the hair of his patrons.
- transitive v. To shave and dress the beard or hair of.
- n. A storm accompanied by driving ice spicules formed from sea water, esp. one occurring on the Gulf of St. Lawrence; -- so named from the cutting ice spicules.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One whose occupation is to shave the beard and cut and dress the hair.
- n. Same as surgeon-fish.
- To shave and dress the hair of.
- n. A fish, Cæsioperca rasor, of the family Serranidæ. Also called red perch.
- n. A gale of wind with damp snow or sleet and spray that freezes upon every object, especially the beard and hair. Said to be called berber by wharfmen in New York.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. perform the services of a barber: cut the hair and/or beard of
- n. United States composer (1910-1981)
- n. a hairdresser who cuts hair and shaves beards as a trade
Middle English, from Old French barbour, from Medieval Latin barbātōr, from Latin barba, beard; see bhardh-ā- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Anglo-Norman barbour, from Old French barbeor, from Latin barba. (Wiktionary)