from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A large farm building used for storing farm products and sheltering livestock.
- n. A large shed for the housing of vehicles, such as railroad cars.
- n. A particularly large, typically bare building: lived in a barn of a country house.
- n. Physics A unit of area equal to 10-24 square centimeters, used to measure cross sections in nuclear physics.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A building, often found on a farm, used for storage or keeping animals such as cattle.
- n. A unit of surface area equal to 10-28 square metres.
- n. An arena.
- n. A child.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A covered building used chiefly for storing grain, hay, and other productions of a farm. In the United States a part of the barn is often used for stables.
- n. A child. See bairn.
- transitive v. To lay up in a barn.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To store up in a barn.
- n. A child.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an outlying farm building for storing grain or animal feed and housing farm animals
- n. (physics) a unit of nuclear cross section; the effective circular area that one particle presents to another as a target for an encounter
*pondurs combynin teh dairee barn an teh nawtee barn*
If you've lived in the West very long, you may be familiar with the term barn dance, but I'll bet you've never heard of this one - a riding demonstration, art show and sale, silent auction, live entertainment and a dinner / dance held in an indoor arena, all during the same evening.
And the work inside the barn is about bending the limitations of wood.
The idea of a poor family denied any kind of welfare and having to give birth in a barn is appealing to a bleeding-heart lefty like me.
They are piled floor-to-ceiling in storage rooms, and fill up what he calls a "barn," though the structure was erected not for livestock and hay bales but for broken pinball games.
And I believe it's going to be what you call a barn-burner.
The separate 15,000-square-foo t "sports barn" is a faithful reproduction of Assembly Hall, the basketball arena at Indiana University where the Hoosiers play.
Across the farmyard from his family's kitchen, inside an old barn, is the tiny workshop where James Swift and his two butchers are turning the finest free-range, rare breed Welsh pigs into the finest free-range, rare-breed charcuterie: sausages, salamis, saucisson, prosciutto, chorizo … the list goes on.
Do you think keeping a teenage monster locked in a barn is going to end well?
Quail on a covey rise and flocks of doves were always an invitation for someone whocouldn't hit the side of a barn from the inside to claim a bird that fell in your lap.