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Definition of the noun barrage

What does barrage mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: barrages

  1. the rapid and continuous delivery of linguistic communication (spoken or written)
  2. the heavy fire of artillery to saturate an area rather than hit a specific target
    • example: they laid down a barrage in front of the advancing troops
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • synonyms of barrage: barrage fire / battery / bombardment / shelling
    • more generic words: fire / firing = the act of firing weapons or artillery at an enemy

Alternative definition of the noun barrage


  1. an artificial obstruction, such as a dam, in a river designed to increase its depth or to divert its flow
  2. a heavy curtain of artillery fire directed in front of one's own troops to screen and protect them
  3. a concentrated discharge of projectile weapons
  4. [context: by extension] an overwhelming outburst of words, especially of criticism
  5. [fencing] A "next hit wins" contest to determine the winner of a bout in case of a tie.

Specialised definition of the noun barrage

Glossary of sports / fencing

a fence-off to decide ties (2005. Chambers Sports Factfinder. Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd)

a fight-off to break a tie

Definition of the verb barrage

What does barrage mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: barraged | barraging | barrages

  1. address with continuously or persistently, as if with a barrage

Alternative definition of the verb barrage


  1. [transitive] to direct a barrage at; to bombard


Barrage was a violin-based, modern worldbeat ensemble headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. They employed a blend of violin music with high-energy physical choreography during their performances. The group's live shows toured in 27 countries, and their filmed concert specials have been featured on television networks around the world.


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Barrage a.k.a. Eric Agbaroji is an American Football Safety for the Sam Houston State Bearkats.


  1. "Barrage": Barrage is the self-titled debut album by the band of the same name. It was recorded by the original cast of Barrage and was released in the year 2000. The album contains many songs performed in the group's "A Violin Sings, A Fiddle Dances" world concert tour.
    • released on (13 years ago)
  2. "Barrage" is the fifth album led by jazz pianist Paul Bley featuring compositions by Carla Bley recorded by Bley's Quintet in 1964 and released on the ESP-Disk label.
    • genre: Jazz
    • released in (50 years ago)
  3. "Barrage" is a musical album of In 3-D.
    • released in (28 years ago)


"Barrage" is a 2005 film written by Raphaël Jacoulot and Lise Macheboeuf and directed by Raphael Jacoulot.

  • country: France
  • genre: Drama
  • released in (10 years ago)


  1. "Barrage" is a video game.
    • developer: Mango Grits
    • genre: Action game
    • publisher: Activision Blizzard
    • released on (16 years ago)
  2. "Barrage" is a video game.


Barrage is the name of two characters in the Transformers universes. Both Barrages are from the original line of Transformers, and they are the second example of reusing a name for a completely different character, after Sky High.


  1. Barrage: A barrage is a method of delivering massed artillery fire from a few or many batteries. Individual guns or howitzers are aimed at points, typically 20 - 30 yards apart, along one or more lines that can be from a few hundred to several thousand yards long. The lines are usually 100 yards apart and fire is lifted from one line to the next. The guns, etc., usually fired at a continuous steady rate using high explosive or shrapnel shells.
  2. Barrage: A barrage is a type of low-head, diversion dam which consists of a number of large gates that can be opened or closed to control the amount of water passing through the structure, and thus regulate and stabilize river water elevation upstream for use in irrigation and other systems. The gates are set between flanking piers which are responsible for supporting the water load of the pool created. While the term barrage is borrowed from the French word meaning a dam generally, its usage for such a structure in English is chiefly in Pakistan, India, Egypt, Iraq, and other countries in the Middle East.
  3. Barrage is a Japanese shōnen manga series written and illustrated by Kōhei Horikoshi, creator of Ōmagadoki Dōbutsuen. The story follows Astro, a dim-witted but kind young man from the slums, on a journey in the planet of Industria. He meets the prince who looks and sounds like him and, following a certain incident, ends up becoming the prince who defends Industria with his weapon called the Org. The series was originally published in 2011 as a one-shot manga in the seasonally published Jump NEXT!, before beginning serialization in Weekly Shōnen Jump from May 21, 2012 to September 10, 2012.

Phrases with Barrage

  1. barrage jam
  2. barrage fire
  3. barrage balloon
  4. barrage jamming
  5. Burke's Barrage

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Barrage

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Google previewInfantry Journal (1918)

Form—The barrage is a curtain of fire let down in “No man's land,” as close in front of your first line as possible without loss to your own garrison. This will be about 150 or 200 yards to the front between the two lines of trenches. Front of the ...

Google previewAsante Ntahera Trumpets in Ghana (2016)

Culture, Tradition, and Sound Barrage by Joseph S.Kaminski

Metaphysically, the sound barrage is the threshold (limen), or in ...

Google previewMaterials and the Environment (2013)

Eco-informed Material Choice by M. F. Ashby

A tidal barrage is a hydroelectric plant driven by a reservoir filled by tides rather than by rain. The largest tidal barrage is the 240 MW unit on the river La Rance in France, where the tidal range is 8 m. Tidal barrages have longer lifetimes than ...

Google previewGuidelines for the Assessment and Planning of Estuarine Barrages (2001)

by Neville Burt

This leads to the first general definition of the scope of the guidelines which is: A barrage is a structure built in an estuary, at a point where it is not less than 15 m wide, with the specific intention of preventing, or in some way modifying, tidal ...

Google previewWater Resources Engineering (2002)

Principles and Practice by Challa Satya Murthy

An anicut is an open wier between the abutments, while the Barrage is a closed wier, with piers built on it, at regular...

Google previewUnited States Naval Institute Proceedings (1922)

A barrage is a series of salvos the shots of which are somewhat dispersed in elevation and azimuth and so placed that they should intercept the target. 5. A moving barrage is one which has the points of ...

Google previewThe Ganges Water Diversion: Environmental Effects and Implications (2006)

by M. Monirul Qader Mirza

From its origin, the Ganges traverses South and "A barrage is a gated structure built across a river to regulate water discharge. In South Asia, barrages are primarily used to divert water into channels/canals for irrigation and sometimes to ...

Google previewMedia Today (2008)

An Introduction to Mass Communication

Rather, the importance of the advertising barrage is that it is part of what some observers call a hidden curriculum.

Google previewPersonal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to El-Medinah and Meccah (2011)

by Richard Francis Burton

1' The Barrage is a handsome bridge,- putting the style of architecture out of consideration,- the work of French engineers, originally projected by Napoleon the First. It was intended to act as a dam, raising the waters of the Nile and conducting ...

Google previewWater Use and Poverty Reduction (2016)

by Md. Fakrul Islam

General Features of the Two Barrages on the Teesta River: Dalia and Gazoldoba The Dalia Barrage is the largest irrigation project of Bangladesh. It stands across the Teesta River at Doani-Dalia point in ...

Google previewThe Rough Guide to Morocco (2010)

by Daniel Jacobs

Birds and the El Mansour Eddahbi Barrage The shoreline of the El Mansour Eddahbi Barrage is an essential stop on the birdwatchers' itinerary. Throughout the year (especially late July–Nov & March–May) the area attracts a variety of ...

Google previewBasic Mech Engg,3E Tnc Syllb (2000)

by Shanmugam

A barrage is a barrier constructed across the tidal reach to create a basin for storing water. The barrage has to withstand the pressure exerted by the water head and also should resist the shock of the waves. So the side slope of the barrage ...

Google previewEnergy and Agriculture: Science, Environment, and Solutions (2014)

by Stephen Butz

A tidal barrage is a low-lying dam that runs across a tidal basin. Within the dam are sluice gates that allow water to flow through when the tide is coming in. When the tide begins to reverse, the sluice gates are closed, forcing the water to flow ...

Google previewNew York Teachers' Monographs (1918)

A barrage is a concerted cannonading over a wide front and continuous possibly for several hours. It protects or screens advancing infantry from the gun fire of the enemy. A hydro-airplane is one that may be used for either air or water service.

Google previewA Severn Barrage (2013)

second report of session 2013-14, Vol. 1: Report, together with formal minutes, oral and written evidence by Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: Energy and Climate Change Committee

The barrage is a complete control mechanism.

Google previewWorld War II: The Definitive Encyclopedia and Document Collection [5 volumes] (2016)

The Definitive Encyclopedia and Document Collection by Spencer C. Tucker

Marine Corps barrage balloons at Parris Island, South Carolina, in May 1942. Barrage balloons trailing cables were one defense The start of the brutal Bataan ...

Google previewDictionary of the First World War (2007)

by Stephen Pope, Elizabeth-Anne Wheal

Dover Barrage Prolonged British attempt to block the passage of German SUBMARINES through the English Channelat its narrowest point. Large minefields had been laid between theBelgian coast and Dover inAugust 1914, butthe barrage ...

Google previewCommunications Standard Dictionary (2012)

by Martin H. Weik

barrage jammer. A jammer that can spread its radiated electromagnetic energy over a wide frequency band and is therefore capable of jamming several ...

Google previewDictionary of Environmental Science and Technology (2013)

by Andrew Porteous

V = 107 R'” s“-5 Figure 8 Location of preferred barrage line, showing tidal ranges in the Severn Estuary. Maisemore ...

Google previewBlackie’s Dictionary of Geography (2000)

by Blackie

barchans barrage barchans One of the most common types of sand dunes found in deserts. The barchan is a crescentic dune formed at right angles to the wind, particularly where this blows consistently from one direction. The dune begins as ...

Google previewDepartment of Defense dictionary of military and associated terms (Online)

barrage — 1. A prearranged barrier of fires, ...

Google previewD-Day Encyclopedia (2014)

Everything You Want to Know About the Normandy Invasion by Barrett Tillman

BARRAGE BALLOONS An antiaircraft device, the barrage balloon was a helium- filled ''sausage'' tethered at the end of steel cables. Many of the Allied ships and large landing craft in Neptune-Overlord flew balloons to deter low-level German ...

Google previewThe Dimwit's Dictionary (2006)

More Than 5,000 Overused Words and Phrases and Alternatives to Them by Robert Hartwell Fiske, Joseph Epstein

barrage of pated; glabrous; hairless; depilated; pilgarlic; smooth; tonsured. bald is beautiful A quack equation (see page 23). ball of fire A moribund metaphor (see page 21). active; animated; ardent; dynamic; emotional; energetic; ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia of Saarc Nations (2002)

by M.H. Syed

The Ganges water dispute centres around the Barrage and the Feeder Canal constructed by India at Farakka 18 kilometres upstream from Bangladesh designed to divert part of the Ganges dry season flow through the Bhagirathi- Hoogli river ...

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Small photo of Uthokwipat Prasit Watergate or Barrage at Pak panang for prevent seawater intrusion enter the river, Nakhon si thammarat, Thailand.Small photo of Uthokwipat Prasit Watergate or Barrage at Pak panang for prevent seawater intrusion enter the river, Nakhon si thammarat, Thailand.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 CARDIFF BAY, CARDIFF, WALES - MAY 2018: Wide angle view of cyclists waiting at the barriers while the bridge is up to allow a boat to pass. The barrage is a popular cycle route across Cardiff Bay.Small photo of CARDIFF BAY, CARDIFF, WALES - MAY 2018: An empty lock in the Cardiff Bay barrage. The barrage is the result of a major docklands regeneration project.Small photo of CARDIFF BAY, CARDIFF, WALES - MAY 2018: Cyclists crossing the Cardiff Bay barrage. The development of the barrage created a new cycling route which is popular all year round.Small photo of Marina Barrage, Singapore - September 5, 2017: People come to marina barrage park for family activity picnic and taking a rest in the parks. More...

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One man cut the barrage, and a thousand people fell into the river.
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Scrabble value of B3A1R1R1A1G2E1

The value of this 7-letter word is 10 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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