Definitions for: Barrack


[n] a building used to house military personnel
[v] laugh or scoff at; "The crowd jeered at the speaker"
[v] urge on or encourage esp. by shouts; "The crowd cheered the demonstrating strikers"
[v] lodge in barracks



Webster (1913) Definition: Bar"rack, n. [F. baraque, fr. It. baracca (cf. Sp.
barraca), from LL. barra bar. See Bar, n.]
1. (Mil.) A building for soldiers, especially when in
garrison. Commonly in the pl., originally meaning
temporary huts, but now usually applied to a permanent
structure or set of buildings.

He lodged in a miserable hut or barrack, composed of
dry branches and thatched with straw. --Gibbon.

2. A movable roof sliding on four posts, to cover hay, straw,
etc. [Local, U.S.]


Bar"rack, v. t.
To supply with barracks; to establish in barracks; as, to
barrack troops.


Bar"rack, v. i.
To live or lodge in barracks.

Synonyms: cheer, exhort, flout, gibe, inspire, jeer, pep up, scoff, urge, urge on

See Also: accommodate, bait, casern, cheerlead, cod, encourage, lodge, military quarters, rag, rally, razz, ride, squadroom, tantalise, tantalize, taunt, tease, twit

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