Barricade definition

bărĭ-kād, bărĭ-kād
To close off or block with a barricade.
verb
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Barricade means to put up a barrier to shut something in or out.

An example of barricade is to build a dam to hold back water from flowing.

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The definition of a barricade is a barrier that stops the progress of something.

An example of a barricade is a large brick wall preventing people from entering a fortress.

noun
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Something that serves as an obstacle; a barrier.
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A usually improvised structure set up, as across a route of access, to obstruct the passage of an enemy or opponent.
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A usually temporary structure set up to restrict or control the movement of people or conveyances.

Stood behind the barricades watching the parade.

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A barrier constructed across a road, especially as a military defence.
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An obstacle, barrier, or bulwark.
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(figuratively, in the plural) A place of confrontation.
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To close or block a road etc., using a barricade.
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To keep someone in (out), using a blockade, especially ships in a port.
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Any barrier or obstruction.
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To shut (oneself) in by means of a barricade, as for protection or privacy.
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A barrier thrown up hastily for defense, as in street fighting.
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To shut in or keep out with a barricade.
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To put up barricades in; obstruct.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
barricade
Plural:
barricades

Origin of barricade

  • French from barrique barrel from Old Provençal barrica from Vulgar Latin barrīca embargo

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French barricade

    From Wiktionary