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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 ?
My dear creature, she actually rowed it over the river, put it on her head, and marched up to the barn to the utter amazement of the old man
In the shadows by Williams' barn George and Louise stood, not daring to talk.
The minute supper was over, Otto took me into the kitchen to whisper to me about a pony down in the barn that had been bought for me at a sale; he had been riding him to find out whether he had any bad tricks, but he was a `perfect gentleman,' and his name was Dude.
And, take it in the autumn, what can be pleasanter than to spend a whole day on the sunny side of a barn or a wood-pile, chatting with somebody as old as one's self; or, perhaps, idling away the time with a natural-born simpleton, who knows how to be idle, because even our busy Yankees never have found out how to put him to any use?
Before the barn door strutted the gallant cock, that pattern of a husband, a warrior and a fine gentleman, clapping his burnished wings and crowing in the pride and gladness of his heart, --sometimes tearing up the earth with his feet, and then generously calling his ever-hungry family of wives and children to enjoy the rich morsel which he had discovered.
But, with a full grown leviathan this is impossible; for the sperm whale's head embraces nearly one third of his entire bulk, and completely to suspend such a burden as that, even by the immense tackles of a whaler, this were as vain a thing as to attempt weighing a Dutch barn in jewellers' scales The Pequod's whale being decapitated and the body stripped, the head was hoisted against the ship's side --about half way out of the sea, so that it might yet in great part be buoyed up by its native element.
The farmer was greasing a wagon in front of the barn, and Jurgis went to him.
As near as I could discover, he had probably gone to bed in a barn when drunk, and smoked his pipe there; and so a barn was burnt.
The very cows are driven to their country pastures before the end of May; though I have heard of one unnatural farmer who kept his cow in the barn and fed her on hay all the year round.
A strapping, ruddy girl was beating flax or some such stuff in a little bit of a good-box of a barn, and she swung her flail with a will--if it was a flail; I was not farmer enough to know what she was at; a frowsy, barelegged girl was herding half a dozen geese with a stick--driving them along the lane and keeping them out of the dwellings; a cooper was at work in a shop which I know he did not make so large a thing as a hogshead in, for there was not room.
Old Hank Bunker done it once, and bragged about it; and in less than two years he got drunk and fell off of the shot-tower, and spread him- self out so that he was just a kind of a layer, as you may say; and they slid him edgeways between two barn doors for a coffin, and buried him so, so they say, but I didn't see it.
The school teacher and the minister at Temperance had tried and failed; the young artist who came for the summer to sketch the red barn, the ruined mill, and the bridge ended by giving up all these local beauties and devoting herself to the face of a child,--a small, plain face illuminated by a pair of eyes carrying such messages, such suggestions, such hints of sleeping power and insight, that one never tired of looking into their shining depths, nor of fancying that what one saw there was the reflection of one's own thought.