noun, plural bar·ri·os [bahr-ee-ohz, bar-; Spanish bahr-ryaws] /ˈbɑr iˌoʊz, ˈbær-; Spanish ˈbɑr ryɔs/.
- barrier island,
- barrier of ideas,
- barrios, justo rufino,
- barrister and solicitor,
Origin of barrio
Examples from the Web for barrio
The majority of the violence in Honduras is carried out by two main gangs, Mara Salvatrucha, or MS-13, and Barrio 18.The Awful Facts Behind the White House's Plan to Help Honduras|Caitlin Dickson|July 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Alberto often pushed a shopping cart through his barrio, collecting cans for spare cash to support himself and his mayate.
The Moros were fearful lest the creature escape and continue to overshadow their barrio.
He went to Baliwagan, a barrio where the cholera is still raging, last night, and Mr. S—— was properly incensed.A Woman's Impression of the Philippines|Mary H. (Mary Helen) Fee
There was a positive order that no trooper should enter the barrio, and an air of mystery hung over the whole camp.
According to Barrio, it occupied the situation of Gerenza, on the right bank of the Nieto.
Their community lay between the Parian and the barrio of Laguio.A History of the Philippines|David P. Barrows
noun plural -rios
Word Origin for barrio
1841, "ward of a Spanish or Spanish-speaking city," sometimes also used of rural settlements, from Spanish barrio "district, suburb," from Arabic barriya "open country" (fem.), from barr "outside" (of the city). Main modern sense of "Spanish-speaking district in a U.S. city" is 1939; original reference is to Spanish Harlem in New York City.