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Definition of the noun Barra

What does Barra mean as a name of something?

Barra is a genus of Anthribidae, described by Jordan in 1904.

Alternative definition of the noun Barra


  1. [Geordie] A hand-pushed cart of the type commonly used in markets.


  1. Barra is an island in the Outer Hebrides in Scotland. Apart from the adjacent island of Vatersay, to which it is connected by a causeway, Barra is the southernmost inhabited island of the Outer Hebrides. In 2011 the population was 1,174, almost 100 higher than the 1,078 counted at the time of the 2001 census.
  2. Barra is a neighborhood located in the south zone of the city of Salvador, Bahia, Brazil. Barra is one of the most traditional neighborhoods of the city, and is also one of the most popular neighborhoods for tourists, with many attractions, like Farol da Barra Lighthouse, Morro do Cristo Hill, Farol da Barra Beach, and Porto da Barra Beach.
    • also known as ברה; בארה, סלבדור; פארול דה בארה
  3. Barra is an eastern suburb of Naples, southern Italy with a population of some 40,000 inhabitants Barra occupies the easternmost section of the Naples comune's territory, ranging from the sea to the Vesuvio's slopes, bounding with Poggioreale. The area has suffered much the same fate of urban decay as the rest of the eastern periphery of Naples, a fate that includes drugs and entrenched organized crime.
  4. Barra is the non-traditional name of Niumi, the Gambia.
    • also known as Barra, Gambia
    • part of Gambia

There are other places with in their name, like La Barra, Barra Head, Barra Funda, Barra Isles, Barra Longa, Barra Mansa, Barra Velha, Barra de Mira, Barra do Ouro, Gougane Barra, barra do piraí, Barra do Turvo, Barra da Tijuca, Barra do Chapéu, Barra do Garças, Barra Do Quaraí, Barra de Navidad, Barra de Santana, São João da Barra and Conceição da Barra.


  1. Barra a.k.a. Finbarr of Cork: Saint Finbarr or Finnbarr, in Irish Fionnbharra, very often abbreviated to Barra, was Bishop of Cork and abbot of a monastery in what is now the city of Cork, Ireland. He is patron saint of that city and of the Diocese of Cork. His feast day is September 25.
  2. Barra is a musician, musical artist.

There are other people with in their name, like Barra Kahn, Guto Barra, Mark Barra, Allen Barra, Barra Brown, Barra Funda, Barra Grant, Peppe Barra, Vanda Barra, Donald Barra and many others.


Barra is a venture funded company.

  • also known as Barra Inc; Barra, Inc


Barra a.k.a. Giuseppe Barra is a fictional character from the 1972 film Don't Torture a Duckling.


"Barra" is a composition, cataloged instance.

Phrases with Barra

Phrases starting with the word Barra:

  1. Barra Boy
  2. Barra Gounellei

Phrases ending with the word Barra:

  1. Genus Barra
  2. Urbanus Barra
  3. Achaearanea Barra
  4. Cryptachaea barra
  5. Species Urbanus Barra
  6. Urbanus Carmelita Barra
  7. Species Achaearanea Barra
  8. species Cryptachaea barra
  9. Subspecies Urbanus Carmelita Barra

Other phrase containing the word Barra:

  1. Species Barra Gounellei

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Barra

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Google previewIn the Slow Twilight of the Standing Stones (2001)

The Barra Poems by Florence McNeil

Barra is the home of the McNeils. Kisimul Castle, now restored, sits on a rock outcroppping in the bay, appearing to...

Google previewClearing the Bases (2008)

The Greatest Baseball Debates of the Last Century by Allen Barra

Allen Barra is a sports columnist for the Wall Street Journal, the Village Voice, and the New York Sun and is the author of several books, including The Last Coach: A Life of Paul "Bear" Bryant and Big Play: Baira on Football. Bob Costas is a ...

Google previewDK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Scotland (2016)

by DK

Barra is a pretty island, with its central core of hills and circular road. The western side is almost all beaches. Over 1,000 species of flowers have been recorded. The view over Castlebay from the Madonna and Child statue, on the top of Heaval ...

Google previewCosta Rica Alive! (2003)

by Bruce Morris

Barra is the end of the line before the border with Nicaragua. Of the three points of focus for exploring the northern Caribbean area, Barra is by far the most remote, the hardest to get to, and has the most ...

Google previewThe Bradt Travel Guide Uruguay (2010)

by Tim Burford

Between the ANCAP petrol station and the tourist information centre, the Paseo Real de la Barra is a small group of galleries, including the B&W photographer Roberto Fernández Ibañez (Local 23; Ø 42 602297; ...

Google previewAncient Geography (1835)

As Connected with Chronology, and Preparatory to the Study of Ancient History; Accompanied with an Atlas. Compiled Chiefly from D'Anville, Adam, Lavoisne, Malte Brun, and Other Standard Works. To which are Added Problems on the Globes, and Rules for the Construction of Maps. To Accompany the Modern Geography by William C. Woodbridge by Emma Willard

BAM BARRA is a large and powerful kingdom, bordering on Manding. It is generally fertile, and is remarkable for the shea, or vegetable butter-tree. The inhabitants are a mixture of Moors and Negroes. It appears to be populous, and has a ...

Google previewThe Outer Hebrides (2010)

by Mike Sullivan, Robert Emmott, Tim Pickering

Barra is a very attractive destination as you can walk on to the ferry with your kayak, set it on the water in Castlebay and reach some superb camping spots within half an hour. It is also the base for Clearwater Paddling, who guide trips in this ...

Google previewA Dictionary for the Modern Conductor (2015)

by Emily Freeman Brown

stranghetta, barra; Sp. barra de compás.) bar number. The sequential number of a bar in a piece. Orchestra scores and parts usually contain bar numbers in order to facilitate rehearsal. They are often placed every ...

Google previewDictionary of National Biography (1908)

by Leslie Stephen, Sir Sidney Lee

| BARRA, LoRD (d. 1654), Scottish judge. See HAY, SIR JoHN.] | BARRALET, JOHN JAMES (d. 1812), | water-colour painter, of French extraction, was born in Ireland.

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Small photo of SAO JOSE DA BARRA, MINAS GERAIS / BRAZIL - NOVEMBER 14, 2017: View from the Furnas Dam observation deck of Rio Grande river after the hydroelectric power plant barrage.Small photo of Prainha da Barra in Barra da Lagoa, Florianopolis, Santa Catarina Island, South BrazilSmall photo of Farol da Barra (Barra Lighthouse) seen from Forte Santa Maria (Fort of Saint Mary), Salvador, Bahia, BrazilSmall photo of Farol da Barra (Barra Lighthouse) seen from Forte Santa Maria (Fort of Saint Mary), Salvador, Bahia, BrazilSmall photo of Woman looking at Farol da Barra (Barra Lighthouse) from Forte Santa Maria (Fort of Saint Mary), Salvador, Bahia, BrazilSmall photo of Farol da Barra (Barra Lighthouse) in a cloudy day, Salvador, Bahia, BrazilSmall photo of Farol da Barra (Barra Lighthouse) in a cloudy day, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil More...

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Scrabble value of B3A1R1R1A1

The value of this 5-letter word is 7 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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