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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.
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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]
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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
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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
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barracks

[ˈbærəks] nplcaserne f
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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
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barracks

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