Barrow meaning

bărō
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A wheelbarrow.
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A handbarrow.
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A city of north-central Alaska on the Arctic Ocean near Point Barrow, the northernmost point in the state.
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A large mound of earth or stones placed over a burial site.
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A pig that has been castrated before reaching sexual maturity.
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The definition of barrow is short for wheelbarrow.

An example of a barrow is what farmers might use to transport hay.

An example of a barrow is a cart with which you might transport luggage.

An example of a barrow is what a hot dog vendor might push.

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A small cart with two wheels, pushed by hand; pushcart.
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A heap of earth or rocks covering a grave, esp. an ancient one; tumulus.
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A mountain; hill.
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A pig castrated before maturing.
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Northernmost point of Alas.: cape on the Arctic Ocean.
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(chiefly UK) A hill.
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A mound of earth and stones raised over a grave or graves.
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(mining) A heap of rubbish, attle, or other such refuse.
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A small vehicle used to carry a load and pulled or pushed by hand.
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(salt works) A wicker case in which salt is put to drain.
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(obsolete except in scientific use and in some dialects) A castrated boar.
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Origin of barrow

  • Middle English bergh from Old English beorg, beorh hill, burial site bhergh-2 in Indo-European roots

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

  • Middle English barowe from Old English bearwe bher-1 in Indo-European roots

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

  • Middle English barow from Old English bearg

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

  • From Middle English berwe, bergh, from Old English beorg (“mountain, hill, mound, barrow, burial place”), from Proto-Germanic *bergaz (“mountain”), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰergʰ- (“height”), from *bʰeregʰ- (“high, elevated”). Cognate with West Frisian berch (“mountain”), Low German Barg (“mountain”), Dutch berg (“mountain”), German Berg (“mountain”), Danish bjerg (“mountain”), Swedish berg (“mountain”), Icelandic berg, bjarg (“rock”), Polish brzeg (“bank, shore”), Russian берег (béreg, “bank, shore, land”).

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  • From Middle English barwe, barewe, barowe, from Old English bearwe (“basket, handbarrow”), from Proto-Germanic *barwǭ, *barwijǭ (“stretcher, bier”) (compare Eastern Frisian barwe, Low German Berwe, Old Norse barar (plural), Middle High German radebere (“wheelbarrow”)), from *beraną (“to bear”). More at bear.

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  • From Old English bearg.

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