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bar·rack 1

 (băr′ək)
tr.v. bar·racked, bar·rack·ing, bar·racks
To house (soldiers, for example) in quarters.
n. often barracks
1. A building or group of buildings used to house military personnel.
2. A large, unadorned building used for temporary occupancy.

[From French baraque, hut made of planks, barrack, from Middle French barraque, ultimately (via Old Provençal baraca Old Spanish barraca) from Catalan barraca, hut, perhaps partly from a source akin to Spanish varga, thatched hut (of unknown origin) and partly from medieval Andalusian Arabic *barrāka, perhaps meaning "hut for resting beasts of burden" (from Arabic barraka, to make (a camel) kneel; akin to Akkadian birku and Hebrew berek, knee).]

bar·rack 2

 (băr′ək)
v. bar·racked, bar·rack·ing, bar·racks
v.intr.
1. Chiefly British To jeer or shout at a player, speaker, or team.
2. Australian To shout support for a team.
v.tr. Chiefly British
To shout against; jeer at.

[Perhaps from Irish dialectal barrack, to brag; akin to brag.]

bar′rack·er n.

barracks

(ˈbærəks)
pl n (sometimes singular; when plural, sometimes functions as singular)
1. (Military) a building or group of buildings used to accommodate military personnel
2. any large building used for housing people, esp temporarily
3. a large and bleak building
[C17: from French baraque, from Old Catalan barraca hut, of uncertain origin]

barracks

Block accommodation for the military since Roman times.
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barracks

plural noun camp, quarters, garrison, encampment, billet, cantonment, casern an army barracks in the north of the city
Translations
ثَكَنَةٌ عَسْكَريّه
kasárny
barakkaserne
laktanya
hermannaskáli
kareivinės
kazarmas
kasárne
vojašnica

barracks

[ˈbærəks] NPL
1. (Mil) → cuartel msing
confined to barracksarrestado en cuartel
2. (= house) → caserón m
a great barracks of a place (Brit) → una casa enorme, un caserón

barracks

[ˈbærəks] nplcaserne f

barracks

pl (often with sing vb, Mil) → Kaserne f; (fig pej also)Mietskaserne f; to live in barracksin der Kaserne wohnen
attr barracks lifeKasernenleben nt; barrack(s) squareKasernenhof m

barracks

[ˈbærəks] nplcaserma sg
confined to barracks → consegnato/a in caserma

barracks

(ˈbӕrəks) noun singular or plural
a building or buildings for housing soldiers. confined to barracks (= not allowed to leave the barracks).
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