a building for storing hay, grain, etc., and often for housing livestock.
a very large garage for buses, trucks, etc.; carbarn.
to store (hay, grain, etc.) in a barn.
- barnlike, adjective
Other definitions for barn (2 of 2)
a unit of nuclear cross section, equal to 10−24 square centimeter. Abbreviation: b
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How to use barn in a sentence
So it was me, the taxi driver, and a man with a broken arm moving all these priceless cars out of the barn.
A great option for a rustic, farmhouse transitional style media stand, this unit comes in several colorways and includes sliding barn style doors, two side doors with metal mesh, and a distressed pine finish.
Right now, the barn is relatively simple and open with an astroturf floor, but as the season progresses, Roginson plans to add propane heaters and three vinyl walls on the north, south, and west sides of the structure to insulate from the cold.A Looming Menace for Restaurants: Winter Is Coming | Brenna Houck | October 15, 2020 | Eater
Several of these measures are sound ideas, but unfortunately, two of its latest efforts once again amount to waiting until the horse has made it halfway around the world before you shut the barn door.Facebook to pause all political advertising—after the election | Kate Cox | October 8, 2020 | Ars Technica
The store, the barn, and the other structures were consumed by the fire Monday night.
He was born in a barn to penniless parents who were part of a people under occupation.
From the roof of the barn is a long loop of rope, through this the turkey is suspended by its legs.
There is an ancestral homestead, but it has a meth lab in the barn.
I read that you recorded it at a converted barn in Devon, UK.La Roux Discusses New Album ‘Trouble in Paradise,’ the 5-Year Gap, and Embracing Her Androgyny | Marlow Stern | July 6, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Also happy to get some fresh air (and a huge, aromatic cigar at a safe distance from the barn).What Did TJ Mean By “Pursuit of Happiness,” Anyway? | P. J. O’Rourke | June 8, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
He went blindly down the street, turned at the corner and sought a quiet place, a livery barn.The Homesteader | Oscar Micheaux
Then, kindly and gently, the boy took Squinty over to the place where the corn crib was built on to the barn.Squinty the Comical Pig | Richard Barnum
She knew there would be plenty of rope in the Norwood barn or the garage for their need in erecting the aerials.The Campfire Girls of Roselawn | Margaret Penrose
If we go against 'em now, it'll be all same goin' blindfolded into a barn t' pick out the best hoss.Raw Gold | Bertrand W. Sinclair
A man driving a number of cattle to Boston, one of his cows went into a barn-yard, where there stood a young lad.The Book of Anecdotes and Budget of Fun; | Various
British Dictionary definitions for barn (1 of 2)
a large farm outbuilding, used chiefly for storing hay, grain, etc, but also for housing livestock
US and Canadian a large shed for sheltering railroad cars, trucks, etc
any large building, esp an unattractive one
(modifier) relating to a system of poultry farming in which birds are allowed to move freely within a barn: barn eggs
British Dictionary definitions for barn (2 of 2)
a unit of nuclear cross section equal to 10 – 28 square metre: Symbol: b
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Other Idioms and Phrases with barn
see can't hit the broad side of a barn; lock the barn door after the horse is stolen.
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