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bar·ber

 (bär′bər)
n.
One whose business is to cut hair, usually of men and boys, and shave or trim beards.
tr.v. bar·bered, bar·ber·ing, bar·bers
1. To cut (the hair of someone).
2. To shave or trim (the beard of someone).

[Middle English, from Old French barbour, from Medieval Latin barbātōr, from Latin barba, beard; see bhardh-ā- in Indo-European roots.]

barber

(ˈbɑːbə)
n
(Hairdressing & Grooming) a person whose business is cutting men's hair and shaving or trimming beards
vb (tr)
1. (Hairdressing & Grooming) to cut the hair of
2. to shave or trim the beard of
[C13: from Old French barbeor, from barbe beard, from Latin barba]

Barber

(ˈbɑːbə)
n
(Biography) Samuel. 1910–81, US composer: his works include an Adagio for Strings, adapted from the second movement of his string quartet No. 1 (1936) and the opera Vanessa (1958)

bar•ber

(ˈbɑr bər)
n.
1. a person whose occupation is to cut and dress the hair, esp. of male customers, and to shave or trim the beard.
v.t.
2. to trim or dress the hair or beard of.
v.i.
3. to work as a barber.
[1275–1325; Middle English barbour < Anglo-French; Old French barbeor=barb(e) (< Latin barba beard) + -eor < Latin -ātōr -ator]

Bar•ber

(ˈbɑr bər)

n.
Samuel, 1910–81, U.S. composer.

barber


Past participle: barbered
Gerund: barbering

Imperative
barber
barber
Present
I barber
you barber
he/she/it barbers
we barber
you barber
they barber
Preterite
I barbered
you barbered
he/she/it barbered
we barbered
you barbered
they barbered
Present Continuous
I am barbering
you are barbering
he/she/it is barbering
we are barbering
you are barbering
they are barbering
Present Perfect
I have barbered
you have barbered
he/she/it has barbered
we have barbered
you have barbered
they have barbered
Past Continuous
I was barbering
you were barbering
he/she/it was barbering
we were barbering
you were barbering
they were barbering
Past Perfect
I had barbered
you had barbered
he/she/it had barbered
we had barbered
you had barbered
they had barbered
Future
I will barber
you will barber
he/she/it will barber
we will barber
you will barber
they will barber
Future Perfect
I will have barbered
you will have barbered
he/she/it will have barbered
we will have barbered
you will have barbered
they will have barbered
Future Continuous
I will be barbering
you will be barbering
he/she/it will be barbering
we will be barbering
you will be barbering
they will be barbering
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been barbering
you have been barbering
he/she/it has been barbering
we have been barbering
you have been barbering
they have been barbering
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been barbering
you will have been barbering
he/she/it will have been barbering
we will have been barbering
you will have been barbering
they will have been barbering
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been barbering
you had been barbering
he/she/it had been barbering
we had been barbering
you had been barbering
they had been barbering
Conditional
I would barber
you would barber
he/she/it would barber
we would barber
you would barber
they would barber
Past Conditional
I would have barbered
you would have barbered
he/she/it would have barbered
we would have barbered
you would have barbered
they would have barbered
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Barber - United States composer (1910-1981)
2.barber - a hairdresser who cuts hair and shaves beards as a tradebarber - a hairdresser who cuts hair and shaves beards as a trade
hairdresser, hairstylist, styler, stylist - someone who cuts or beautifies hair
Verb1.barber - perform the services of a barber: cut the hair and/or beard ofbarber - perform the services of a barber: cut the hair and/or beard of
neaten, groom - care for one's external appearance; "He is always well-groomed"
Translations
حَلاّقحلاقحَلَّاق
бръснарфризьорфризьорка
holičlazebníkbradýř
barberherrefrisør
barbiro
parturihiustenleikkaaja
ספרספרית
brijač
borbély
rakarirakari, hárskeri
床屋
이발사
tonsor
kirpėjas
bārddzinisfrizieris
holičkaderníčka
brivecfrizer
barberabarberarefrisörherrfrisörklippa
ช่างตัดผม
thợ cắt tóc

barber

[ˈbɑːbəʳ] Npeluquero m, barbero m
at/to the barber's (shop)en/a la peluquería or barbería
The Barber of SevilleEl Barbero de Sevilla

barber

[ˈbɑːrr] ncoiffeur m (pour hommes)
the barber's → le coiffeur

barber

n(Herren)friseur m, → Barbier m (old); the barber’sder Friseur(laden), das (Herren)friseurgeschäft; at/to the barber’sbeim/zum Friseur

barber

[ˈbɑːbəʳ] nbarbiere m
to go to the barber's (shop) → andare dal barbiere

barber

(ˈbaːbə) noun
a person who cuts men's hair, shaves their beards etc.

barber

حَلَّاق holič barber Herrenfriseur κουρέας barbero, peluquero parturi barbier brijač barbiere 床屋 이발사 herenkapper (herre)frisør fryzjer barbeiro парикмахер (мужской) herrfrisör ช่างตัดผม berber thợ cắt tóc 理发师

barber

n barbero, peluquero -ra mf
References in classic literature ?
The simplicity of the housekeeper made the licentiate laugh, and he directed the barber to give him the books one by one to see what they were about, as there might be some to be found among them that did not deserve the penalty of fire.
Nay, sir," said the barber, "I too, have heard say that this is the best of all the books of this kind that have been written, and so, as something singular in its line, it ought to be pardoned.
Then Grandfather amused his children and himself with fancying all the different sorts of people who had occupied our chair while they awaited the leisure Of the barber.
Chauncey, wearing a white wig, which the barber took from his head and placed upon a wig-block.
This,"--continued the barber,--"is the tale I related to the Caliph, who, when I had finished, burst into fits of laughter.
I sought him long from place to place, but it was only to-day, when I expected it least, that I came across him, as much irritated with me as ever"-- So saying the tailor went on to relate the story of the lame man and the barber, which has already been told.
Surely the leagues of bright green lawns are swept and brushed and watered every day and their grasses trimmed by the barber.
On Sunday morning, after breakfast, when Billy was starting to go to the barber shop, she led him into the bedroom, whisked a towel aside, and revealed the razor box, shaving mug, soap, brush, and lather all ready.
Matvey was followed by the barber with all the necessaries for shaving.
As he had twenty times touched at Leghorn, he remembered a barber in St.
Why, really," said the physician, with an amusing consciousness of his own resemblance to the loquacious barber of the Arabian Nights, "this is very interesting.
Among the Greeks, barbers' news was a proverbial expression; and Horace, in one of his epistles, makes honourable mention of the Roman barbers in the same light.