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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.]
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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]
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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”]
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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
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barn

noun grainstore, store, shed, grange, outbuilding She's down at the barn.
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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
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barn

[ˈbɑːrn] n (= building) → grange f
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

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
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barn

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

(baːn) noun
a building in which grain, hay etc are stored. The farmer keeps his tractor in the barn.
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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
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In some farming States, the enthusiasm for the telephone is running so high that mass meetings are held, with lavish oratory on the general theme of "Good Roads and Telephones." 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.
From the windmill the ground sloped westward, down to the barns and granaries and pig-yards.
"And how does one do it in a barn?" inquired Sonya.
Go 'round the barn to the right an' back in for unloadin'.'
This Jones perceived to be no other than a barn, where a great number of men and women were assembled, and diverting themselves with much apparent jollity.
Martin had let the contract for the new house and barn to Silas Fletcher, Fallon's leading carpenter, who had the science of construction reduced to utter simplicity.
Tess knew that it was impossible to go on with the swedes; and by the time she had finished breakfast beside the solitary little lamp, Marian arrived to tell her that they were to join the rest of the women at reed-drawing in the barn till the weather changed.
On the way over to the wood-lot one of the greys slipped on a glare of ice and cut his knee; and when they got him up again Jotham had to go back to the barn for a strip of rag to bind the cut.
The farmer was greasing a wagon in front of the barn, and Jurgis went to him.
They were just turning in at the gate to the barn of Farmer Potatoes.
our host; so you're not asleep yet?" he said to the peasant who came into the barn, opening the creaking door.
"You know that old barn of mine back in the woods?" said the Awkward Man.