barry


Also found in: Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

Bar·ry

 (băr′ē), Sir Charles 1795-1860.
British architect who designed the Houses of Parliament in London (1839).
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

barry

(ˈbærɪ) or

Barry Crocker

n
slang Austral a mistake or blunder; a disappointing performance
[rhyming slang for shocker]

Barry

(ˈbærɪ)
n
(Placename) a port in SE Wales, in Vale of Glamorgan county borough on the Bristol Channel. Pop: 50 661 (2001)

Barry

n
1. (Biography) Sir Charles. 1795–1860, English architect: designer of the Houses of Parliament in London
2. (Biography) Comtesse du. See du Barry
3. (Biography) John, real name John Barry Prendergast. 1933–2011, British composer of film scores, including several for films in the James Bond series
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
Translations
References in classic literature ?
'Irish Sketch Book,' and the 'Great Hoggarty Diamond,' and the 'Book of Snobs,' and the 'English Humorists,' and the 'Four Georges,' and all the multitude of his essays, and verses, and caricatures--as in the spacious designs of his huge novels, the 'Newcomes,' and 'Pendennis,' and 'Vanity Fair,' and 'Henry Esmond,' and 'Barry Lyndon.'
In 'Barry Lyndon' there is imagined to the life a scoundrel of such rare quality that he never supposes for a moment but he is the finest sort of a gentleman; and so, in fact, he was, as most gentlemen went in his day.
True, 'tis only Barry Higgins--old Barry, heavy, an ox, but a male man, my dear, and queer as all men are queer.
And with old Barry I have my surety of a bite to eat and a place by the fire.
Diana Barry, rosy and dimpled, shadowed by the faithful Fred; Jane Andrews, neat and sensible and plain; Ruby Gillis, looking her handsomest and brightest in a cream silk blouse, with red geraniums in her golden hair; Gilbert Blythe and Charlie Sloane, both trying to keep as near the elusive Anne as possible; Carrie Sloane, looking pale and melancholy because, so it was reported, her father would not allow Oliver Kimball to come near the place; Moody Spurgeon MacPherson, whose round face and objectionable ears were as round and objectionable as ever; and Billy Andrews, who sat in a corner all the evening, chuckled when any one spoke to him, and watched Anne Shirley with a grin of pleasure on his broad, freckled countenance.
Barry were over that affair," concluded Anne, with reminiscent laughter.
"It seems to me, Barry, that your horse does not look so well as he did when you first had him; has he been well?"
Barry Callebaut's presence in the origin countries of cocoa has enabled the chocolate manufacturer to launch 10 new "origin chocolates." FiE 2007 will be the platform for the launch of 6 new single origin chocolates, 4 new origin blends and 5 new origin cocoa powders--adding a new dimension to Barry Callebaut's reputation as the leader in exquisite chocolate and cocoa.
Barry Horowitz, Cooper-Horowitz, Inc; Michael Kaplan, Deutsche Bank; Sam Rosen, Deutsche Bank; Jeffrey Horowtiz, Cooper-Horowitz, Inc; Michelle Leighton, Deutsche Bank; Larry Botel, Joss Realty
Barry Alvarez is one of the most successful and respected coaches in the history of Wisconsin's college football.
Barry III, who studies tuberculosis at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases in Rockville, Md.
Barry Williams was a well-known character, born and raised in Coventry, who touched the hearts of many during his time as a carpenter.