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Webster 1828 Edition


Barre

BAR'RE

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Noun.
Weights used in the E.Indies. The great bahar, for weighing pepper, cloves, nutmegs,&c., is 524 lb.9 oz. avoirdupoise. The little bahar, for weighing quicksilver, vermilion, ivory, silk, &c.,is 437 lbs. 9 oz.

Definition 2022


barre

barre

See also: barré and barrë

English

Noun

barre (plural barres)

  1. (ballet) A handrail fixed to a wall used for ballet exercises.

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Danish

Etymology

Borrowing from French barre (bar, ingot).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /barə/, [ˈb̥ɑːɑ]

Noun

barre c (singular definite barren, plural indefinite barrer)

  1. ingot
  2. bar
  3. (gymnastics) parallel bars, uneven bars

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French

Etymology

From Middle French barre, from Old French barre (beam, bar, gate, barrier), from Vulgar Latin *barra, of uncertain origin. Perhaps from Old Frankish *bara (bar, beam, barrier, fence), from Proto-Germanic *barō (beam, bar, barrier), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰAr- (log, board, plank). If so, then cognate with Old High German para, bara (bar, beam, one's cherished land), Middle Dutch bāre, baer (bar, barrier, rail), Old Frisian ber (attack, assault), Swedish bärling (a spoke), Norwegian berling (a small bar in a vehicle, rod), Latin forus (gangway, plank), Russian забо́р (zabór, fencing, paling, fence), Ancient Greek φάρος (pháros, piece of land, furrow, marker, beacon, lighthouse).

Alternate etymology derives Old French barre and Vulgar Latin *barra from a Celtic source related to Breton barri (branch, twig).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /baʁ/

Noun

barre f (plural barres)

  1. bar, cake, ingot
  2. (typography) Short for barre oblique: the slash mark/
  3. (typography) Short for barre de fraction: the fraction slash
  4. (typography) Short for barre inscrite: the bar diacritics ̵⟩, ⟨ ̶⟩, ⟨ ̷⟩, and ⟨ ̸
  5. (typography) Short for barre verticale: the pipe mark|
  6. (typography, improper) Short for barre oblique inversée: the backslash\
  7. helm, tiller
  8. (heraldry) bend sinister

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Italian

Noun

barre f

  1. plural of barra

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Latin

Noun

barre

  1. vocative singular of barrus

Norman

Pronunciation

Noun

barre f (plural barres)

  1. (Jersey, nautical) helm, tiller; reef
  2. (Jersey, cycling) crossbar

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Old French

Noun

barre f (oblique plural barres, nominative singular barre, nominative plural barres)

  1. bar (solid, more or less rigid object with a uniform cross-section smaller than its length)
    • 12th Century, Unknown, Raoul de Cambrai:
      Elle a l'us clos et fermet a la barre.
      She shut the door and closed it using the bar

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Portuguese

Verb

barre

  1. first-person singular (eu) present subjunctive of barrar
  2. third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) present subjunctive of barrar
  3. third-person singular (você) affirmative imperative of barrar
  4. third-person singular (você) negative imperative of barrar

Spanish

Verb

barre

  1. Informal second-person singular () affirmative imperative form of barrer.
  2. Formal second-person singular (usted) present indicative form of barrer.
  3. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present indicative form of barrer.