barrier

  • 1 Barrier — may refer to: * Automatic full barriers, railway * Barricade * Crash barrier, highway * Language barrier, culture/linguistics * Noise barrier, noise prevention * Road block * Separation barrier, prevents the movement of people across a certain… …

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  • 2 Barrier — steht für Korallenriffe: Great Barrier Reef, Australien Belize Barrier Reef, in der Karibik Inseln: Great Barrier Insel, Neuseeländische Insel Little Barrier Island, Neuseeländische Insel Bauwerke: SAFER Barrier, Streckenbegrenzungsmauer auf… …

    Deutsch Wikipedia

  • 3 barrier — UK US /ˈbæriər/ noun [C] ► something that prevents something else from happening or makes it more difficult: barrier (to sth) »In an ideal world, there would be no barriers to the free movement of people between countries. → See also NON TARIFF… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 4 Barrier — Bar ri*er, n. [OE. barrere, barere, F. barri[ e]re, fr. barre bar. See {Bar}, n.] 1. (Fort.) A carpentry obstruction, stockade, or other obstacle made in a passage in order to stop an enemy. [1913 Webster] 2. A fortress or fortified town, on the… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 barrier — (n.) early 14c., barere, from Anglo Fr. barrere, O.Fr. barriere obstacle, gatekeeper, from barre bar (see BAR (Cf. bar) (n.1)). First record of barrier reef is from 1805 …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 6 barrier — [n1] obstruction bar, barricade, blank wall, blockade, bound, boundary, confines, curtain, ditch, enclosure, fence, fortification, gully, hurdle, impediment, limit, moat, obstacle, pale, palisade, railing, rampart, roadblock, stop, trench, wall;… …

    New thesaurus

  • 7 barrier — ► NOUN 1) an obstacle that prevents movement or access. 2) an obstacle to communication or progress: a language barrier. ORIGIN Old French barriere …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8 barrier — I noun bar, barricade, bound, boundary, bulwark, check, confines, enclosure, encumbrance, fence, fortification, hindrance, hurdle, impediment, interference, limit, obstacle, obstruction, partition, prevention, preventive, prohibition, protective… …

    Law dictionary

  • 9 barrier — n barricade, *bar …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 10 barrier — [bar′ē ər, ber′ē ər] n. [ME barrere < OFr barriere < barre,BAR1] 1. Obs. a fortress, stockade, etc. for defending an entrance or gate 2. a thing that prevents passage or approach; obstruction, as a fence, wall, etc. 3. anything that holds… …

    English World dictionary

  • 11 barrier — n. 1) to erect, place, set up a barrier 2) to overcome, take a barrier (the horse took the barrier easily) 3) to break down; remove a barrier 4) the sonic, sound barrier (to break the sound barrier) 5) a crush (BE), police barrier 6) a cultural;… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 12 barrier — noun 1 fence/gate ADJECTIVE ▪ physical ▪ crash, crush (BrE), flood, police, protective, safety (esp. BrE), security, ticket …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 13 Barrier — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom.  Pour l’article homophone, voir barrière. Sur les autres projets Wikimedia : « Barrier  …

    Wikipédia en Français

  • 14 barrier — [[t]bæ̱riə(r)[/t]] ♦♦♦ barriers 1) N COUNT: oft N to/against/between n A barrier is something such as a rule, law, or policy that makes it difficult or impossible for something to happen or be achieved. Duties and taxes are the most obvious… …

    English dictionary

  • 15 barrier — 01. The U.S. and Mexico are meeting today in an attempt to remove some [barriers] to trade between the two countries. 02. The police finally had to put up a [barrier] in the middle of the street in order to stop a teenager who had been speeding… …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 16 barrier — bar|ri|er W3 [ˈbæriə US ər] n [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: barriere, from barre; BAR1] 1.) a rule, problem etc that prevents people from doing something, or limits what they can do ▪ the removal of trade barriers (=something such as a… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 barrier */*/ — UK [ˈbærɪə(r)] / US [ˈberɪər] noun [countable] Word forms barrier : singular barrier plural barriers 1) a) a bar or gate that stops people or vehicles from entering a place Fans broke through the barriers and rushed onto the pitch. b) something… …

    English dictionary

  • 18 barrier — bar|ri|er [ beriər ] noun count ** 1. ) a bar or gate that stops people or vehicles from entering a place: Fans broke through the barriers and rushed onto the field. a ) something that separates one thing from another: The river is the last… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 19 barrier — /bar ee euhr/, n. 1. anything built or serving to bar passage, as a railing, fence, or the like: People may pass through the barrier only when their train is announced. 2. any natural bar or obstacle: a mountain barrier. 3. anything that… …

    Universalium

  • 20 barrier — noun (C) 1 a type of fence or gate that prevents people from moving in a particular direction: Crowds burst through the barriers and ran onto the pitch. 2 a rule, problem etc that prevents people from doing something, or limits what they can do:… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English