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1 : Beard, or that which resembles it, or grows in the place of it.

2 : A muffler, worn by nuns and mourners.

3 : Paps, or little projections, of the mucous membrane, which mark the opening of the submaxillary glands under the tongue in horses and cattle. The name is mostly applied when the barbs are inflamed and swollen.

4 : The point that stands backward in an arrow, fishhook, etc., to prevent it from being easily extracted. Hence: Anything which stands out with a sharp point obliquely or crosswise to something else.

5 : A bit for a horse.

6 : One of the side branches of a feather, which collectively constitute the vane. See Feather.

7 : A southern name for the kingfishes of the eastern and southeastern coasts of the United States; -- also improperly called whiting.

8 : A hair or bristle ending in a double hook.

9 : of Barb

10 : of Barb

11 : To shave or dress the beard of.

12 : To clip; to mow.

13 : To furnish with barbs, or with that which will hold or hurt like barbs, as an arrow, fishhook, spear, etc.

14 : The Barbary horse, a superior breed introduced from Barbary into Spain by the Moors.

15 : A blackish or dun variety of the pigeon, originally brought from Barbary.

16 : Armor for a horse. Same as 2d Bard, n., 1.

17 : See Barbican.

18 : See Barbicanage.

19 : Of or pertaining to Barbados.

20 : A native of Barbados.

21 : Alt. of Barbadoes

22 : A West Indian island, giving its name to a disease, to a cherry, etc.

23 : The first word in certain mnemonic lines which represent the various forms of the syllogism. It indicates a syllogism whose three propositions are universal affirmatives.

24 : Barbaric in form or style; as, barbaresque architecture.

25 : A foreigner.

26 : A man in a rule, savage, or uncivilized state.

27 : A person destitute of culture.

28 : A cruel, savage, brutal man; one destitute of pity or humanity.

29 : Of, or pertaining to, or resembling, barbarians; rude; uncivilized; barbarous; as, barbarian governments or nations.

30 : Of, or from, barbarian nations; foreign; -- often with reference to barbarous nations of east.

31 : Of or pertaining to, or resembling, an uncivilized person or people; barbarous; barbarian; destitute of refinement.

32 : An uncivilized state or condition; rudeness of manners; ignorance of arts, learning, and literature; barbarousness.

33 : A barbarous, cruel, or brutal action; an outrage.

34 : An offense against purity of style or language; any form of speech contrary to the pure idioms of a particular language. See Solecism.

35 : of Barbarity

36 : The state or manner of a barbarian; lack of civilization.

37 : Cruelty; ferociousness; inhumanity.

38 : A barbarous or cruel act.

39 : Barbarism; impurity of speech.

40 : of Barbarize

41 : of Barbarize

42 : To become barbarous.

43 : To adopt a foreign or barbarous mode of speech.

44 : To make barbarous.

45 : Being in the state of a barbarian; uncivilized; rude; peopled with barbarians; as, a barbarous people; a barbarous country.

46 : Foreign; adapted to a barbaric taste.

47 : Cruel; ferocious; inhuman; merciless.

48 : Contrary to the pure idioms of a language.

49 : In a barbarous manner.

50 : The quality or state of being barbarous; barbarity; barbarism.

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1 : Barb

n.

Beard, or that which resembles it, or grows in the place of it.

2 : Barb

n.

A muffler, worn by nuns and mourners.

3 : Barb

n.

Paps, or little projections, of the mucous membrane, which mark the opening of the submaxillary glands under the tongue in horses and cattle. The name is mostly applied when the barbs are inflamed and swollen.

4 : Barb

n.

The point that stands backward in an arrow, fishhook, etc., to prevent it from being easily extracted. Hence: Anything which stands out with a sharp point obliquely or crosswise to something else.

5 : Barb

n.

A bit for a horse.

6 : Barb

n.

One of the side branches of a feather, which collectively constitute the vane. See Feather.

7 : Barb

n.

A southern name for the kingfishes of the eastern and southeastern coasts of the United States; -- also improperly called whiting.

8 : Barb

n.

A hair or bristle ending in a double hook.

9 : Barbed

imp. & p. p.

of Barb

10 : Barbing

p. pr. & vb. n.

of Barb

11 : Barb

v. t.

To shave or dress the beard of.

12 : Barb

v. t.

To clip; to mow.

13 : Barb

v. t.

To furnish with barbs, or with that which will hold or hurt like barbs, as an arrow, fishhook, spear, etc.

14 : Barb

n.

The Barbary horse, a superior breed introduced from Barbary into Spain by the Moors.

15 : Barb

n.

A blackish or dun variety of the pigeon, originally brought from Barbary.

16 : Barb

n.

Armor for a horse. Same as 2d Bard, n., 1.

17 : Barbacan

n.

See Barbican.

18 : Barbacanage

n.

See Barbicanage.

19 : Barbadian

a.

Of or pertaining to Barbados.

20 : Barbadian

n.

A native of Barbados.

21 : Barbados

n.

Alt. of Barbadoes

22 : Barbadoes

n.

A West Indian island, giving its name to a disease, to a cherry, etc.

23 : Barbara

n.

The first word in certain mnemonic lines which represent the various forms of the syllogism. It indicates a syllogism whose three propositions are universal affirmatives.

24 : Barbaresque

a.

Barbaric in form or style; as, barbaresque architecture.

25 : Barbarian

n.

A foreigner.

26 : Barbarian

n.

A man in a rule, savage, or uncivilized state.

27 : Barbarian

n.

A person destitute of culture.

28 : Barbarian

n.

A cruel, savage, brutal man; one destitute of pity or humanity.

29 : Barbarian

a.

Of, or pertaining to, or resembling, barbarians; rude; uncivilized; barbarous; as, barbarian governments or nations.

30 : Barbaic

a.

Of, or from, barbarian nations; foreign; -- often with reference to barbarous nations of east.

31 : Barbaic

a.

Of or pertaining to, or resembling, an uncivilized person or people; barbarous; barbarian; destitute of refinement.

32 : Barbarism

n.

An uncivilized state or condition; rudeness of manners; ignorance of arts, learning, and literature; barbarousness.

33 : Barbarism

n.

A barbarous, cruel, or brutal action; an outrage.

34 : Barbarism

n.

An offense against purity of style or language; any form of speech contrary to the pure idioms of a particular language. See Solecism.

35 : Barbarities

pl.

of Barbarity

36 : Barbarity

n.

The state or manner of a barbarian; lack of civilization.

37 : Barbarity

n.

Cruelty; ferociousness; inhumanity.

38 : Barbarity

n.

A barbarous or cruel act.

39 : Barbarity

n.

Barbarism; impurity of speech.

40 : Barbarized

imp. & p. p.

of Barbarize

41 : Barbarizing

p. pr. & vb. n.

of Barbarize

42 : Barbarize

v. i.

To become barbarous.

43 : Barbarize

v. i.

To adopt a foreign or barbarous mode of speech.

44 : Barbarize

v. t.

To make barbarous.

45 : Barbarous

a.

Being in the state of a barbarian; uncivilized; rude; peopled with barbarians; as, a barbarous people; a barbarous country.

46 : Barbarous

a.

Foreign; adapted to a barbaric taste.

47 : Barbarous

a.

Cruel; ferocious; inhuman; merciless.

48 : Barbarous

a.

Contrary to the pure idioms of a language.

49 : Barbarously

adv.

In a barbarous manner.

50 : Barbarousness

n.

The quality or state of being barbarous; barbarity; barbarism.

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This word barb uses 3 unique characters: A B R

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From Wikipedia

Barb or BARB may refer to:

From Wiktionary

See also: Barb and Barb.

Contents

  • 1 English
    • 1.1 Pronunciation
    • 1.2 Etymology 1
      • 1.2.1 Noun
        • 1.2.1.1 Translations
      • 1.2.2 Verb
        • 1.2.2.1 Translations
    • 1.3 Etymology 2
      • 1.3.1 Noun
    • 1.4 See also
    • 1.5 Anagrams
  • 2 Catalan
    • 2.1 Noun
  • 3 Manx
    • 3.1 Etymology
    • 3.2 Adjective
      • 3.2.1 Derived terms
    • 3.3 Noun
    • 3.4 Mutation

English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /bɑː(ɹ)b/
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  • Rhymes: -ɑː(ɹ)b

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old French barbe (beard, beard-like element)

Noun[edit]

barb (plural barbs)

  1. The point that stands backward in an arrow, fishhook, etc., to prevent it from being easily extracted. Hence: Anything which stands out with a sharp point obliquely or crosswise to something else.
    • (Can we date this quote?) Roger Ascham
      Having two barbs or points.
  2. (figuratively) A hurtful or disparaging remark.
  3. A beard, or that which resembles it, or grows in the place of it.
    • (Can we date this quote?) Izaak Walton
      The barbel, so called by reason of his barbs, or wattles in his mouth.
  4. Armor for a horse, corrupted from bard.
    • 1786, Francis Grose, A Treatise on Ancient Armour and Weapons, page 29:
      The defensive armor with the horses of the ancient knights ... These are frequently, though improperly, stiled barbs.
  5. (ornithology) One of the side branches of a feather, which collectively constitute the vane.
  6. (zoology) Several species of freshwater fish of the cyprinid family.
  7. (zoology) A southern name for the kingfishes of the eastern and southeastern coasts of the United States; also improperly called whiting.
  8. (botany) A hair or bristle ending in a double hook.
  9. (zoology) A blackish or dun variety of the pigeon, originally brought from Barbary.
  10. (obsolete) A muffler, worn by nuns and mourners.
  11. Paps, or little projections, of the mucous membrane, which mark the opening of the submaxillary glands under the tongue in horses and cattle. The name is mostly applied when the barbs are inflamed and swollen. [Written also barbel and barble.]
  12. (obsolete) A bit for a horse.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Spenser to this entry?)
  13. A plastic fastener, shaped roughly like a capital I (with serifs), used to attach socks etc. to their packaging.
Translations[edit]

Verb[edit]

barb (third-person singular simple present barbs, present participle barbing, simple past and past participle barbed)

  1. To furnish with barbs, or with that which will hold or hurt like barbs, as an arrow, fishhook, spear, etc.
    • 1674, John Milton, Paradise Lost, Book 6, lines 544-6, [1]
      [] for this day will pour down, / If I conjecture aught, no drizzling shower, / But rattling storm of arrows barbed with fire.
    • 1879, Richard Jefferies, The Amateur Poacher, chapterII:
      Orion hit a rabbit once; but though sore wounded it got to the bury, and, struggling in, the arrow caught the side of the hole and was drawn out. Indeed, a nail filed sharp is not of much avail as an arrowhead; you must have it barbed, and that was a little beyond our skill.
    • 1944, Emily Carr, The House of All Sorts, "Meg the Worker," [2]
      Her coat was a tangled mass, barbed with last year's burs, matted disgustingly with cow dung.
  2. To cover a horse in armor, corrupted from bard.
    • 1592, William Shakespeare, Richard III, Act I, Scene I, line 10:
      And now, in stead of mounting barbed steeds / To fright the souls of fearful adversaries, / He capers nimbly in a lady's chamber [].
  3. (obsolete) To shave or dress the beard of.
  4. (obsolete) To clip; to mow.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Marston to this entry?)
Translations[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Barbary, by shortening

Noun[edit]

barb (plural barbs)

  1. The Barbary horse, a superior breed introduced from Barbary into Spain by the Moors.
  2. A blackish or dun variety of pigeon, originally brought from Barbary.

See also[edit]

  • Wikipedia-logo-v2.svg barb on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
  • wikisource-logo.svg Barb in the 1911 Encyclopædia Britannica.

Anagrams[edit]

  • BBAR, Rabb, abbr, abbr.

Catalan[edit]

Noun[edit]

barb m (plural barbs)

  1. barbel

Manx[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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Adjective[edit]

barb (plural barbey, comparative barbey)

  1. sharp, drastic
  2. cruel, rough

Derived terms[edit]

  • neuvarb

Noun[edit]

barb m (genitive singular [please provide], plural [please provide])

  1. sharp point, javelin

Mutation[edit]

Manx mutation
RadicalLenitionEclipsis
barbvarbmarb
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.