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bar·rage 1

 (bär′ĭj)
n.
An artificial obstruction, such as a dam or irrigation channel, built in a watercourse to increase its depth or to divert its flow.

[French, from barrer, to bar, from barre, bar, from Old French; see bar1.]

bar·rage 2

 (bə-räzh′)
n.
1. A concentrated discharge or bombardment of artillery, missiles, or firearms.
2. An overwhelming, concentrated outpouring, as of words or requests: a barrage of criticism.
tr.v. bar·raged, bar·rag·ing, bar·rag·es
To direct a barrage at.

[French (tir de) barrage, barrier (fire); see barrage1.]
Synonyms: barrage2, bombard, pelt2, pepper
These verbs mean to direct a concentrated outpouring of something at someone: barraged the speaker with questions; bombarded the box office with ticket orders; pelted the clerk with complaints; peppered the senator with protests.

barrage

(ˈbærɑːʒ)
n
1. (Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) military the firing of artillery to saturate an area, either to protect against an attack or to support an advance
2. an overwhelming and continuous delivery of something, as words, questions, or punches
3. (Civil Engineering) a usually gated construction, similar to a low dam, across a watercourse, esp one to increase the depth of water to assist navigation or irrigation
4. (Fencing) fencing a heat or series of bouts in a competition
vb
(tr) to attack or confront with a barrage: the speaker was barraged with abuse.
[C19: from French, from barrer to obstruct; see bar1]

bar•rage

(bəˈrɑʒ; esp. Brit. ˈbær ɑʒ for 1, 2; ˈbɑr ɪdʒ for 3)

n., v. -raged, -rag•ing. n.
1. a heavy barrier of artillery fire to protect troop movements or to stop an enemy advance.
2. an overwhelming quantity or explosion, as of words, blows, or criticisms: a barrage of questions.
3. an artificial obstruction in a watercourse to increase the depth of the water, facilitate irrigation, etc.
v.t.
4. to subject to a barrage.
[1855–60; < French: blocking, barrier]

barrage

1. A prearranged barrier of fires, except that delivered by small arms, designed to protect friendly troops and installations by impeding enemy movements across defensive lines or areas.
2. A protective screen of balloons that is moored to the ground and kept at given heights to prevent or hinder operations by enemy aircraft. This meaning also called balloon barrage.
3. A type of electronic attack intended for simultaneous jamming over a wide area of frequency spectrum. See also barrage jamming; electronic warfare; fires.

barrage


Past participle: barraged
Gerund: barraging

Imperative
barrage
barrage
Present
I barrage
you barrage
he/she/it barrages
we barrage
you barrage
they barrage
Preterite
I barraged
you barraged
he/she/it barraged
we barraged
you barraged
they barraged
Present Continuous
I am barraging
you are barraging
he/she/it is barraging
we are barraging
you are barraging
they are barraging
Present Perfect
I have barraged
you have barraged
he/she/it has barraged
we have barraged
you have barraged
they have barraged
Past Continuous
I was barraging
you were barraging
he/she/it was barraging
we were barraging
you were barraging
they were barraging
Past Perfect
I had barraged
you had barraged
he/she/it had barraged
we had barraged
you had barraged
they had barraged
Future
I will barrage
you will barrage
he/she/it will barrage
we will barrage
you will barrage
they will barrage
Future Perfect
I will have barraged
you will have barraged
he/she/it will have barraged
we will have barraged
you will have barraged
they will have barraged
Future Continuous
I will be barraging
you will be barraging
he/she/it will be barraging
we will be barraging
you will be barraging
they will be barraging
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been barraging
you have been barraging
he/she/it has been barraging
we have been barraging
you have been barraging
they have been barraging
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been barraging
you will have been barraging
he/she/it will have been barraging
we will have been barraging
you will have been barraging
they will have been barraging
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been barraging
you had been barraging
he/she/it had been barraging
we had been barraging
you had been barraging
they had been barraging
Conditional
I would barrage
you would barrage
he/she/it would barrage
we would barrage
you would barrage
they would barrage
Past Conditional
I would have barraged
you would have barraged
he/she/it would have barraged
we would have barraged
you would have barraged
they would have barraged
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.barrage - the rapid and continuous delivery of linguistic communication (spoken or written); "a barrage of questions"; "a bombardment of mail complaining about his mistake"
language, linguistic communication - a systematic means of communicating by the use of sounds or conventional symbols; "he taught foreign languages"; "the language introduced is standard throughout the text"; "the speed with which a program can be executed depends on the language in which it is written"
2.barrage - the heavy fire of artillery to saturate an area rather than hit a specific targetbarrage - the heavy fire of artillery to saturate an area rather than hit a specific target; "they laid down a barrage in front of the advancing troops"; "the shelling went on for hours without pausing"
firing, fire - the act of firing weapons or artillery at an enemy; "hold your fire until you can see the whites of their eyes"; "they retreated in the face of withering enemy fire"
Verb1.barrage - address with continuously or persistently, as if with a barrage; "The speaker was barraged by an angry audience"; "The governor was bombarded with requests to grant a pardon to the convicted killer"
lash out, attack, snipe, assail, assault, round - attack in speech or writing; "The editors of the left-leaning paper attacked the new House Speaker"

barrage

noun (Military)
1. bombardment, attack, bombing, assault, shelling, battery, volley, blitz, salvo, strafe, fusillade, cannonade, curtain of fire a barrage of anti-aircraft fire
2. torrent, attack, mass, storm, assault, burst, stream, hail, outburst, rain, spate, onslaught, deluge, plethora, profusion a barrage of angry questions from the floor
3. barrier, wall, dam, obstruction, embankment a hydro-electric tidal barrage
verb
1. harass, harry, bug (informal), annoy, hound, badger, pester Doctors are complaining about being barraged by drug-company salesmen.

barrage

noun
A concentrated outpouring, as of missiles, words, or blows:
verb
To direct a barrage at:
Translations
حاجِز نيران لِصَدِّ العَدوسَدٌّوابِل مِن، عَدد كَبير مِن
přehradapřehrazenípřívalzáplava
dæmningspærreildtrommeild
özönevízlépcsõzárótûz
dembafyrirstaîastórskotahríî
krušaužtvankaužtvara
aizsprostojumsaizsprostsdambismilzum daudzmilzums
palebná uzávera
barajbaraj ateşibirbiri arkası gelenpek çokyaylım ateşi

barrage

[ˈbærɑːʒ]
A. N
1. (= dam) → presa f
2. (Mil) → cortina f de fuego; [of balloons etc] → aluvión m
3. (fig) a barrage of noiseun estrépito
a barrage of questionsuna lluvia de preguntas
there was a barrage of protestsse produjo un aluvión de protestas
B. VT to be barraged by sb (fig) → verse asediado por algn
he was barraged by phone callsse vio desbordado por un aluvión de llamadas
C. CPD barrage balloon Nglobo m de barrera

barrage

[ˈbærɑːʒ ˈbɑːrɪdʒ] n
(= firing) → tir m de barrage
artillery barrage → tir de barrage
(= dam) → barrage m
(= deluge) a barrage of sth [+ questions, criticism, abuse, complaints] → un feu roulant de qch; [+ propaganda, publicity] → une avalanche de qch
a barrage of questions → un feu roulant de questionsbarrage balloon nballon m de barrage

barrage

n
(across river) → Wehr nt; (larger) → Staustufe f
(Mil) → Sperrfeuer nt; under this barrage of stones …unter diesem Steinhagel; they kept up a barrage of stonessie bedeckten die Polizei/uns etc mit einem Steinhagel
(fig, of words, questions etc) → Hagel m; he faced a barrage of questionser wurde mit Fragen beschossen

barrage

[ˈbærɑːʒ] n (dam) → (opera di) sbarramento (Mil) → sbarramento
a barrage of questions → una raffica di or un fuoco di fila di domande

barrage

(ˈbӕraːʒ) , ((American) bəˈra:ʒ) noun
1. something that keeps back an enemy. a barrage of gunfire.
2. an overwhelming number. a barrage of questions.
3. a man-made barrier across a river.
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