from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A handbarrow.
- n. A wheelbarrow.
- n. A large mound of earth or stones placed over a burial site.
- n. A pig that has been castrated before reaching sexual maturity.
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- n. A mountain.
- n. A hill.
- n. A mound of earth and stones raised over a grave or graves.
- n. A heap of rubbish, attle, or other such refuse.
- n. A small vehicle used to carry a load and pulled or pushed by hand.
- n. A castrated boar.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A support having handles, and with or without a wheel, on which heavy or bulky things can be transported by hand. See handbarrow, and wheelbarrow.
- n. A wicker case, in which salt is put to drain.
- n. A hog, esp. a male hog castrated.
- n. A large mound of earth or stones over the remains of the dead; a tumulus.
- n. A heap of rubbish, attle, etc.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To wheel or convey in a barrow: as, to barrow coal in a pit.
- n. A hill or mountain: originally applied to hills or mountains of any height, even the greatest, but later restricted to lower elevations. In this sense the word survives only in provincial use or as a part of local names in England.
- n. A mound; a heap. In particular A mound of earth or stones raised over a grave; a sepulchral mound; a tumulus.
- n. A burrow or warren. See burrow, berry.
- n. A frame used by two or more men in carrying a load; formerly, any such frame, as a stretcher or bier; specifically, a flat rectangular frame of bars or boards, with projecting shafts or handles (in England called trams) at both ends, by which it is carried: usually called a hand-barrow.
- n. A similar frame, generally used in the form of a shallow box with either flaring or upright sides, and supported in front formerly by two wheels, now by a single small wheel inserted between the front shafts, and pushed by one man, who supports the end opposite to the wheel by means of the rear shafts: usually called a wheelbarrow.
- n. A frame or box of larger size, resting on an axle between two large wheels, and pushed or pulled by means of shafts at one end; a hand-cart: as, a costermonger's barrow.
- n. A barrowful; the load carried in or on a barrow.
- n. In salt-works, a wicker case in which the salt is put to drain.
- n. The egg-case of a skate or a ray: so called from its resemblance to a hand-barrow.
- n. A castrated boar. Also called barrow-pig or barrow-hog.
- n. A wood or grove: a word surviving only in English local names, as Barrow-in-Furness, Barrowfield.
- n. Same as barrow-coat.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a cart for carrying small loads; has handles and one or more wheels
- n. the quantity that a barrow will hold
- n. (archeology) a heap of earth placed over prehistoric tombs
The barrow is short, with its wheel well placed under the load which may be stacked high.
That pig then became a "barrow" - the Floridians pronounced it more like "bear".
Indeed there will be life after Labour ... but, Ah! do I long for the day that they are consigned to their rightful place in our society - namely a barrow in the provincial market places, somewhere between the stalls of the SWP and the peddlers of aromatherapy, crystaltherapy and diverse other new-age remedies and accoutrements. phil
In the course of their struggle to lift the rock into a wheel-barrow the wheel broke and the barrow was a wreck.
He was wheeling a barrow and in the barrow was the Christmas tree.
When the barrow was a stone structure, the enclosure was usually a circle of standing stones.
An interesting example of the great timber-chambered barrow is that at Jelling in Jutland, known as the barrow of Thyre Danebod, queen of King Gorm the Old, who died about the middle of the 10th century.
The man who wheeled the barrow was the world-famous Blondin.
In the morning after his breakfast he came to me, and without giving me any breakfast, tied me to a large heavy barrow, which is usually drawn by a horse, and made me drag it to the cotton field for the horse to use in the field.
In the barrow was a 6-year-old boy covered by a thin cloth from the waist down.