Origin of barrier
Examples from the Web for barrier
Language was no barrier; just about every tongue on the planet was babbling away, caught up in the elaborate mystique of a cult.
She quickly dismissed any notions that her gender identity was a barrier for entry for Republican support in her district.
The innocence of that child and how it can break down any barrier.The ‘Maleficent’ Screenwriter Also Wrote ‘The Lion King’ and ‘Beauty and the Beast’|Kevin Fallon|June 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The first barrier for women is the Islamic dress code or hijab.Operation Wholesome Sea: Iran Coast Guard Forces Women Off Beaches|IranWire|May 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He added, “It serves as a barrier to acceptance by the mainstream public—and, therefore, advertisers.”Why You’ve Never Heard of the World’s Best-Dressed Royal|Keli Goff|April 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But you two have not put up that barrier which everywhere shuts me out from my kind.A Foregone Conclusion|William Dean Howells
On the left, where the hedges and the avenue were not so thick, the waggons were piled one upon another to make a barrier.Life of Edward the Black Prince|Louise Creighton
We soon made up our minds that we had chosen the best place the Barrier had to offer.The South Pole, Volumes 1 and 2|Roald Amundsen
He sent back the troops to garrison the inland towns, and thus hoped to stretch a barrier between the rebels and the capital.The Harlequin Opal, Vol. 2 (of 3)|Fergus Hume
Monsieur Paul must take a cab—at least to the barrier: it will not be pleasant to make a scandal in the street.
British Dictionary definitions for barrier
- an exposed offshore sand bar separated from the shore by a lagoon
- (as modifier)a barrier beach
Word Origin for barrier
Word Origin and History for barrier
early 14c., barere, from Anglo-French barrere, Old French barriere "obstacle, gatekeeper," from barre "bar" (see bar (n.1)). First record of barrier reef is from 1805.