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barn

 (bärn)
n.
1. A large building for sheltering livestock, storing hay or other agricultural products, or housing equipment used for operating a farm.
2. A large shed for the housing of vehicles, such as railroad cars.
3. A particularly large, typically bare building: lived in a barn of a country house.
4. Abbr. b Physics A unit of area equal to 10-24 square centimeters, used to measure cross sections in nuclear physics.

[Middle English bern, from Old English berærn : bere, barley; see bhares- in Indo-European roots + ærn, house.]

barn

(bɑːn)
n
1. (Agriculture) a large farm outbuilding, used chiefly for storing hay, grain, etc, but also for housing livestock
2. (Railways) US and Canadian a large shed for sheltering railroad cars, trucks, etc
3. any large building, esp an unattractive one
4. (Agriculture) (modifier) relating to a system of poultry farming in which birds are allowed to move freely within a barn: barn eggs.
[Old English beren, from bere barley + ærn room; see barley1]

barn

(bɑːn)
n
(Units) a unit of nuclear cross section equal to 1028 square metre. Symbol: b
[C20: from barn1; so called because of the relatively large cross section]

barn1

(bɑrn)
n.
1. a building for storing hay, grain, etc., and often for housing livestock.
2. a very large garage for buses, trucks, etc.; carbarn.
v.t.
3. to store (hay, grain, etc.) in a barn.
[before 950; Middle English bern, Old English berern=bere (see barley) + ern, ǣrn house, c. Old Frisian fīaern cowhouse, Old Norse rann, Gothic razn house; compare ransack]
barn′like`, adj.

barn2

(bɑrn)

n.
a unit of area equal to 10-24 square centimeter, used in measuring cross sections of atomic nuclei.
[1945–50; allegedly a facetious allusion to the phrase “as big as a barn”]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.barn - an outlying farm building for storing grain or animal feed and housing farm animalsbarn - an outlying farm building for storing grain or animal feed and housing farm animals
byre, cow barn, cowbarn, cowhouse, cowshed - a barn for cows
farm building - a building on a farm
hayloft, mow, haymow - a loft in a barn where hay is stored
tithe barn - barn originally built to hold tithes paid in kind and common in England
2.barn - (physics) a unit of nuclear cross section; the effective circular area that one particle presents to another as a target for an encounter
atomic physics, nuclear physics, nucleonics - the branch of physics that studies the internal structure of atomic nuclei
area unit, square measure - a system of units used to measure areas

barn

noun grainstore, store, shed, grange, outbuilding She's down at the barn.
Translations
الهُري: مَخْزَن حُبوبهُرْي
stodola
ladestald
lato
ambar
csûrcsűristállópajta
hlaðahlaîalåve
納屋
헛간
daržinėklėtisūkinis pastatas
klētsšķūnis
stodola
hlevskedenjštala
ladugård
โรงนา
samanlıkçiftlik ambarı
kho thóc

barn

[bɑːn]
A. Ngranero m; (= raised barn) → troje f (US) (for horses) → cuadra f; (for cattle) → establo m; (for buses etc) → parque m, garaje m
a great barn of a houseuna casa enorme, un caserón
B. CPD barn dance Nbaile m campesino
barn door Npuerta f de granero
barn owl Nlechuza f

barn

[ˈbɑːrn] n (= building) → grange f

barn

n
Scheune f, → Scheuer f; (in field) → Schober m (S Ger, Aus); a great barn of a houseeine große Scheune (inf)
(US, for streetcars, trucks) → Depot nt, → Hof m

barn

:
barn owl
nSchleiereule f
barnstorm
vi (esp US Theat) → in der Provinz spielen; (Pol) → in der Provinz Wahlreden halten
barnstormer
n (US Pol) → Wahlredner(in) m(f)in der Provinz; (Theat) → Wanderschauspieler(in) m(f)
barnstorming
adj (Brit) performancehinreißend
barnyard
n(Bauern)hof m; barn fowl(s) pl(Haus)geflügel nt

barn

[bɑːn] nfienile m, granaio; (for animals) → stalla

barn

(baːn) noun
a building in which grain, hay etc are stored. The farmer keeps his tractor in the barn.

barn

هُرْي stodola lade Scheune αχυρώνας granero lato grange ambar granaio 納屋 헛간 schuur låve stodoła celeiro амбар ladugård โรงนา samanlık kho thóc 谷仓
References in classic literature ?
From the windmill the ground sloped westward, down to the barns and granaries and pig-yards.
I daresay it is only a rat scrambling along the rafters of the adjoining schoolroom: it was a barn before I had it repaired and altered, and barns are generally haunted by rats.
On Sundays he mostly lay all day on the sluice-gates, or stood against ricks and barns.
The floor was composed of earth mixed with lime, trodden into a hard substance, such as is often employed in flooring our modern barns.
And as a result of this Telephone Crusade, there are now nearly twenty thousand groups of farmers, each one with a mutual telephone system, and one-half of them with sufficient enterprise to link their little webs of wires to the vast Bell system, so that at least a million farmers have been brought as close to the great cities as they are to their own barns.
said the man, and he led the way down toward the flower-covered bungalow behind which lay the barns and out- houses of a well-ordered African farm.
For a day and a half he remained there, weary, starving and sun-scorched, the earth under the blue sky and against the prospect of the distant hills a velvet-black expanse, with red roofs, green trees, and, later, black-veiled shrubs and gates, barns, out- houses, and walls, rising here and there into the sunlight.
In the District of Minas alone, there were destroyed two hundred and fifty-five houses, two hundred and seventy-six barns, one hundred and fifty-five outhouses, eleven mills, and one church; and the friends of those who refused to surrender were threatened as the victims of their obstinacy.
But she's a-visitin' hereabout at Mester Poyser's at the Hall Farm--it's them barns an' big walnut-trees, right away to the left, sir.
Houses, barns, and fences are quite commonly swept away in their course.
As to food and lodging, that concerns the English, who have cattle in their pastures, bacon in their bacon-racks, fowls in their poultry-yards, and corn in their barns.
Trees, kine, and the outlines of barns showed shadowy about them when they alighted, and Mr.