- a building or group of buildings for lodging soldiers, especially in garrison.
- any large, plain building in which many people are lodged.
- to lodge in barracks.
Origin of barrack1
- to shout boisterously for or against a player or team; root or jeer.
- to shout for or against.
Origin of barrack2
Examples from the Web for barrack
Contemporary Examples of barrack
There are lovingly tended flower beds along each road and surrounding every barrack.Afghanistan, We Hardly Knew You
December 8, 2014
Hafrich shouts that he should return to the barrack, but the man keeps going.The Last Days of Stalin's Son During WWII
March 4, 2013
The Arab media has taken note of the president taking the oath of office using his full name—Barrack Hussein Obama.Carrots and Sticks for the Middle East
January 20, 2009
Historical Examples of barrack
By barrack and camp life the normal civilian intellect is, as it were, marooned.Another Sheaf
Beg pardon, sir; but you are the gentleman from the barrack, sir?The Confessions of Harry Lorrequer, Complete
Charles James Lever (1806-1872)
I know he's here, for I heard him as I crossed the barrack square.VC -- A Chronicle of Castle Barfield and of the Crimea
David Christie Murray
It is fast falling into ruin since it was abandoned as a barrack.Memoirs of the Jacobites of 1715 and 1745
It is a wooden structure, looking more like a barrack than a castle.Over the Rocky Mountains to Alaska
Charles Warren Stoddard
- to house (people, esp soldiers) in barracks
- to criticize loudly or shout against (a player, team, speaker, etc); jeer
- (intr foll by for) to shout support (for)
Word Origin for barrack
1680s, "temporary hut for soldiers during a siege," from French barraque, from Spanish barraca (mid-13c. in Medieval Latin) "soldier's tent," literally "cabin, hut," perhaps from barro "clay, mud," which is probably of Celt-Iberian origin. Meaning "permanent building for housing troops" (usually in plural) is attested from 1690s.