from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- intransitive v. To travel around the countryside making political speeches, giving lectures, or presenting theatrical performances.
- intransitive v. To appear at county fairs and carnivals in exhibitions of stunt flying and parachute jumping.
- intransitive v. To travel around an area appearing in exhibition sports events, especially baseball games.
- transitive v. To travel across while barnstorming.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To travel around the countryside making political speeches etc
- v. To appear at fairs and carnivals in exhibitions of stunt flying, or sporting events
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- v. To travel from place to place, making brief stops.
- v. To fly an airplane from place to place, usually at small airports, doing flying stunts or flying passengers for sightseeing, for the purpose of earning money.
- v. to tour the country to solicit votes.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. appear at county fairs and carnivals as a stunt flier and parachute jumper
- v. tour the country making political speeches, giving lectures, or presenting plays
When he was campaigning, he would barnstorm across the state, delivering ten or twelve speeches a day.
As they barnstorm at unusual venues and tap revenue streams outside the security of the NBA, it is far from certain that their independent exhibitions are a financial success.
It's a juicy name-dropping play in which John Gielgud gets a few good punch lines via stories retold by Tynan, but no one's going to barnstorm before adoring hordes with this prickly profile.
Jon Ward: Newt Gingrich accused his Republican primary opponents of 'reprehensible behavior' for running TV ads attacking him and his record, and said he will launch a 44-city bus tour to barnstorm Iowa before the Jan. 3 caucuses.
When Michael Heseltine used to barnstorm from conference platforms, he was famous for his ability to stimulate the erogenous zones of an audience.
Go out and barnstorm and tell the people that if Congress won't pass his plan, or a similar one, he will spend the next year campaigning for a Congress that will.
CANDIDATES BARNSTORM IOWA -- FEW, IF ANY, ACTUAL BARNS INVOLVED - To be fair, "barnstorm" sounds much nicer than "DrabHiltonConferenceRoomStorm."
These days I mostly kick it with my teammates at home in Minnesota or on every mode of transportation possible as we barnstorm across the country on our way to Vancouver.
On Thursday, Barr submitted the paperwork for her candidacy, writing, I will barnstorm American living rooms.
That case is inadvertently helped as Mr. Obama and his new best friend, billionaire Warren Buffett, barnstorm the country trashing the tax system for, as the Oracle of Omaha puts it, "coddling the super rich."
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