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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.
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]
(Units) a unit of nuclear cross section equal to 10–28 square metre. Symbol: b
[C20: from barn1; so called because of the relatively large cross section]
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]
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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|Noun||1.||barn - an outlying farm building for storing grain or animal feed and housing farm animals|
farm building - a building on a farm
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
الهُري: مَخْزَن حُبوبهُرْي
barn[ˈbɑːrn] n (= building) → grange f
→ Scheune f, → Scheuer f; (in field) → Schober m (S Ger, Aus); a great barn of a house → eine große Scheune (inf)
n → Schleiereule f
adj (Brit) performance → hinreißend
a building in which grain, hay etc are stored. The farmer keeps his tractor in the barn. skuur الهُري: مَخْزَن حُبوب хамбар celeiro stodola die Scheune lade; stald αχυρώναςgranero küün انبار کاه lato grangeאסם खलिहान ambar, suša, štagalj csűr lumbung, gudang hlaða granaio 納屋 곡식 창고 ūkinis pastatas, daržinė, klėtis klēts; šķūnis bangsal schuurlåve, fjøs, stallstodoła ګودام، پوس خونه، غوجل celeiro hambar амбар stodola skedenj ambar lada, loge ยุ้งฉาง; โรงนา çiftlik ambarı, samanlık 穀倉 комора باڑا ، کو ٹھا kho thóc 谷仓