- a combining form meaning “pressure,” used in the formation of compound words: barograph.
Also especially before a vowel, bar-.
Origin of baro-
combining form of Greek báros weight; akin to Sanskrit guru, Latin gravis, Gothic kaurus heavy
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Examples from the Web for baro
"We'll have to hire some more guards and drivers in Jogurth," said Baro.
Baro nodded, and started up the line, reorganizing the caravan.
Only one bandit, a skilled swordsman, remained, to keep Baro busy.
It would be trifling to dispute that the tenant of a baronia major might be called a baro major.
The bust was covered with a wide-sleeved camisita, or waist (baro), to which was sometimes added a handkerchief.
- indicating weight or pressurebarometer
from Greek baros weight; related to Latin gravis heavy
- Weight; pressure:baroreceptor.
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