The definition of barring means unless there is something else.
An example of barring is saying “Unless there is bad weather, we will be going sailing tomorrow.”
Apart from the occurrence of; excepting: Barring strong headwinds, the plane will arrive on schedule.
- Present participle of bar.
- Unless something happens; excepting; in the absence of
- Barring any further red tape, we will finally be able to open the restaurant.
- Barring any sudden storms, the plane should arrive on time.
- Barring her door, she then crossed to the spare bedchamber.
- He took the stairs three at a time and strode into the chambers, barring the door behind him.
- With renewed caution, the pair followed the chalk arrow, not the stones, expecting any minute to find someone barring their return.
- The Uaupes is full of similar obstacles, some fifty rapids barring its navigation, although a long stretch of its upper course is said to be free from them, and to flow gently through a forested country.
- Another defect in the evidence of coins is that, when one variety of the unit of weight was once fixed on for the coinage, there was (barring the depreciation) no departure from it, because of the need of a fixed value, and hence coins do not show the range and character of the real variations of units as do buildings, or vases, or the actual commercial weights.