Barrow Definition

bărō
barrows
noun
barrows
A handbarrow.
American Heritage
Webster's New World
Webster's New World
A wheelbarrow.
American Heritage
A small cart with two wheels, pushed by hand; pushcart.
Webster's New World
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proper name
Northernmost point of Alas.: cape on the Arctic Ocean.
Webster's New World
other
A city of north-central Alaska on the Arctic Ocean near Point Barrow, the northernmost point in the state.
American Heritage

Other Word Forms of Barrow

Noun

Singular:
barrow
Plural:
barrows

Origin of Barrow

  • 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”).

    From Wiktionary

  • 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.

    From Wiktionary

  • 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 Old English bearg.

    From Wiktionary

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