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Barb

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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun barb:

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Barb is sometimes a misspelling of barbed.

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Definition of the noun barb

What does barb mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: barbs

  1. an aggressive remark directed at a person like a missile and intended to have a telling effect
    • lexical domain: Communicative Processes - nouns denoting communicative processes and contents
    • synonyms of barb: dig / gibe / jibe / shaft / shot / slam
    • more generic words: comment / input / remark = a statement that expresses a personal opinion or belief or adds information
    • more specific term: cheap shot = an unnecessarily aggressive and unfair remark directed at a defenseless person
  2. the pointed part of barbed wire
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • more generic word: point = sharp end
    • part of: barbed wire / barbwire = strong wire with barbs at regular intervals used to prevent passage
  3. a subsidiary point facing opposite from the main point that makes an arrowhead or spear hard to remove
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • more generic word: point = sharp end
    • more specific word: fluke = a barb on a harpoon or arrow
    • part of: arrowhead = the pointed head or striking tip of an arrow; hook = a curved or bent implement for suspending or pulling something; lance / shaft / spear = a long pointed rod used as a tool or weapon
  4. one of the parallel filaments projecting from the main shaft of a feather
    • lexical domain: Animals - nouns denoting animals
    • more generic words: fibril / filament / strand = a very slender natural or synthetic fiber
    • part of: vane / web = the flattened weblike part of a feather consisting of a series of barbs on either side of the shaft

Alternative definition of the noun barb

noun

  1. The point that stands backward in an arrow, fishhook, etc., to prevent it from being easily extracted. Hence: Anything which stands out with a sharp point obliquely or crosswise to something else.
  2. A beard, or that which resembles it, or grows in the place of it.
  3. Armor for a horse, corrupted from bard.
  4. [ornithology] One of the side branches of a feather, which collectively constitute the vane.
  5. [zoology] Several species of freshwater fish of the Cyprinid family.
  6. [zoology] A southern name for the kingfishes of the eastern and southeastern coasts of the United States; -- also improperly called whiting.
  7. [botany] A hair or bristle ending in a double hook.
  8. [zoology] A blackish or dun variety of the pigeon, originally brought from Barbary.
  9. [obsolete] A muffler, worn by nuns and mourners.
  10. Paps, or little projections, of the mucous membrane, which mark the opening of the submaxillary glands under the tongue in horses and cattle. The name is mostly applied when the barbs are inflamed and swollen. [Written also barbel and barble.]
  11. [obsolete] A bit for a horse.
  12. The Barbary horse, a superior breed introduces from Barbary into Spain by the Moors.

Definition of the verb barb

What does barb mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: barbed | barbing | barbs

  1. provide with barbs
    • example: barbed wire
    • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
    • more generic words: alter / change / modify = cause to change; make different

Alternative definition of the verb barb

verb

  1. To furnish with barbs, or with that which will hold or hurt like barbs, as an arrow, fishhook, spear, etc.
  2. To cover a horse in armor, corrupted from bard.
  3. [obsolete] To shave or dress the beard of.
  4. [obsolete] To clip; to mow.

People

  1. Barb a.k.a. Barbara Windsor: Barbara Ann Deeks, MBE, known professionally as Barbara Windsor, is an English actress, best known for her appearances in the Carry On films and for playing Peggy Mitchell in the BBC One soap opera EastEnders.
  2. Barb a.k.a. Barbara Hale is an American actress best known for her role as legal secretary Della Street on more than 250 episodes of the long-running Perry Mason television series and later reprising the role in 30 made-for-TV movies.
  3. Barb a.k.a. Linnea Quigley: Linnea Barbara Quigley is an American actress, film producer, model, singer, animal rights activist, and author. She is best known as a B-movie actress and is considered a scream queen due to her frequent appearance in low-budget horror films during the 1980s and 1990s.
  4. Barb appeared in the 2011 documentary filmSexual.

There are other people with in their name, like Barb Lee, Barb Dean, Dana Barb, Alice Barb, Barb Jungr, Barb Kiser, Barb Logan, Barb Nixon, Barb Storm, Barb Benoit and many others.

Characters

  1. Barb is a fictional character from the 2013 film Ass Backwards.
  2. Barb is a fictional character from the 2012 film Pitch Perfect.
  3. Barb is a fictional character from the 2004 comedy film Little Black Book.
  4. Barb is a fictional character in the 2012 film This Is 40.
  5. Barb is a fictional character from the 2012 film Ape.
  6. Barb is a fictional character from A Touch of Grey.
  7. Barb is a fictional character from the 2001 anime series Rune Soldier.
  8. Barb is a fictional character from the 2008 film Lost Stallions: The Journey Home.
  9. Barb is a fictional character from the 2012 comedy film "Fun Size".
  10. Barb is a fictional character from the 2012 film Playing for Keeps.
  11. Barb is a fictional character from the 2002 film Maid in Manhattan.
  12. Barb is a fictional character from the 2011 film Losing Control.
  13. Barb is a fictional character from the 2012 film The Land of Eb.
  14. Barb is a fictional character from the 2014 film Murder of a Cat.
  15. Barb is a fictional character from the 2008 film The Longshots.
  16. Barb is a fictional charecter from the 2013 film What Cheer.
  17. Barb is a fictional character from the 2002 film Snow Dogs.
  18. Barb is a fictional character from the 2013 film Bottled Up.
  19. Barb is a fictional character from the 2009 film Town Creek.
  20. Barb is a fictional character from the 2006 film The Woods.
  21. Barb is a fictional character from the 2008 film Multiple Choice.
  22. Barb is a fictional character from the 2007 film Blood Predator.
  23. Barb is a fictional film character.
  24. Barb is a fictional film character.
  25. Barb is a fictional character from the 1997 film Private Parts.
  26. Barb is a fictional film character.
  27. Barb is a fictional film character.
  28. Barb is a fictional film character.
  29. Barb a.k.a. Barbara 'Barb' Coard: Barbara 'Barb' Coard is a fictional character from the 1974 film Black Christmas.

There are other characters with in their name, like Barb's, Barb Wire.

Music

"BARB" is a musical album of Linnea Quigley.

Miscellanea

Barb is a TV program.

  • country: South Korea
  • award:
    • PaekSang Arts Award for Best New Actress in Television nomination for Lee Jin-ah
    • PaekSang Arts Award for Best New Actress in Television, received by Lee Jin-ah

Phrases with Barb

  1. T-Barb
  2. Hose barb
  3. Pool Barb
  4. Rosy Barb
  5. Aruli Barb
  6. Clown Barb
  7. Dwarf Barb
  8. Glass-Barb
  9. Green Barb
  10. Tiger Barb
  11. Banded Barb
  12. Cherry Barb
  13. Arulius Barb
  14. Clipper Barb
  15. Longfin Barb
  16. Spanner Barb
  17. Spotted Barb
  18. Tinfoil Barb
  19. Cuming's Barb
  20. Stripped Barb

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Barb

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Google previewUnifying Theories of Programming (2006)

First International Symposium, UTP 2006, Walworth Castle, County Durham, UK, February 5-7, 2006, Revised Selected Papers by Steve Dunne, Bill Stoddart

A barb is an event which represents an observation of the current state of a process. It is effectively inserted into a transition system by a function B at all places where the state has the property that is intended to be observed. It records the ...

Google previewBritish Rural Sports (1878)

Comprising Shooting, Hunting, Coursing, Fishing, Hawking, Racing, Boating, and Pedestrianism, with All Rural Games and Amusements by John Henry Walsh

The Barb is an African horse, of smaller size but coarser make than the Arabian, and evidently fed upon more nutritious...

Google previewNew American Encyclopedia of Social and Commercial Information ... (1908)

Including Exhaustive Practical Treatises Especially Adapted for Self-instruction in English Grammar, Rhetoric and Literature, Modern Languages, the Plastic and Decorative Arts, Music ... the Theoretical and Practical Sciences ... the Principles of Law, Business Etiquette ... Together with a Multitude of Interesting Facts and Useful Recipes ... by James Edward Homans

The BARB is an African horse, of smaller size but coarser make than the Arabian, and evidently fed upon more nutritious...

Google previewFarming in a Small Way (1881)

by James Long

As a general rule the older a Barb is the wider is its skull, the shorter its beak, and the larger its eye wattle; indeed a good bird is continually growing into money. The Dragon, a very popular variety, is in some parts termed the Dragoon ; its ...

Google previewYour Labrador Retriever Puppy Month By Month (2012)

by Debra Eldredge DVM, Terry Albert

Barb is a past president of the Shasta Kennel Club in California and Puget Sound Labrador Retriever Association in Washington State. Both are longtime members of The Labrador Retriever Club, the AKC parent club for the breed, and are ...

Google previewLonely Places, Dangerous Ground (2014)

Nicholas Ray in American Cinema by Steven Rybin, Will Scheibel

In particular, Barb is an ongoing source of constructive criticism, intellectual inspiration, ...

Google previewCOLLIER'S CYCLOPEDIA OF SOCIAL AND COMMERCIAL INFORMATION (1882)

The Barb is an African horse, of smaller size but coarser make than the Arabian, and evidently fed upon more nutritious...

Google previewCollier's Cyclopedia of Commercial and Social Information and Treasury of Useful and Entertaining Knowledge (1883)

by Nugent Robinson

The Barb is an African horse, of smaller size but coarser make than the Arabian, and evidently fed upon more nutritious...

Google previewA Concise Legal Dictionary Adapted for the Use of Law Students and All Persons Studying the Fundamentals of English and American Law (1909)

by Charles Erehart Chadman

Barnardiston's English King's Bench Reports; Bar Reports in all the Courts, English; Barbour, see Barb. Bar. Ane. Stat. Barrington's Ancient Statutes. Bar. Chy. Barnardiston's English Chancery Reports. Bar. Dig. Barclay's Digest of Scotch Law.

Google previewBouvier's Law Dictionary and Concise Encyclopedia (1914)

by John Bouvier, Francis Rawle

Barb. Barbour's Supremo Court Reports, New York; ...

Google previewThe American and English Encyclopedia of Law (1893)

by John Houston Merrill, Charles Frederic Williams, Thomas Johnson Michie, David Shephard Garland

23 Barb. (N. Y.) 482; Drake v. Hudson River R. Co., 7 Barb. (N. Y.) 508 ...

Google previewCRC World Dictionary of Medicinal and Poisonous Plants (2016)

Common Names, Scientific Names, Eponyms, Synonyms, and Etymology (5 Volume Set) by Umberto Quattrocchi

(Atitara ataxacantha (Barb.

Google previewEntick's New Spelling Dictionary (1791)

Teaching to Write and Pronounce the English Tongue with Ease and Propriety, in Wich Each Word is Accented According to Its Just and Natural Pronunciation ... with a List of Proper Names of Men and Women ..., Towich is Prefixed a Gammatical Introduction to the English Tongue by John Entick, William Crakelt

to furnisli horses with armor, to shave Barb, /. an arrow, Barbary horse, point, beard Iljtb' acan, / an outward fortification, waichtow- Barb'acue,/". a hog dressed whole with spices ...

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Quotes about Barb

The barb in the arrow of childhood suffering is this its intense loneliness, its intense ignorance. (Akhenaton)
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Scrabble value of B3A1R1B3

The value of this 4-letter word is 8 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

Anagrams of BARB

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  • BRAB

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