Definitions for: Barrow


[n] a cart for carrying small loads; has handles and one or more wheels
[n] (archeology) a heap of earth placed over prehistoric tombs
[n] the quantity that a barrow will hold



Webster (1913) Definition: Bar"row, n. [OE. barow, fr. AS. beran to bear. See
Bear to support, and cf. Bier.]
1. A support having handles, and with or without a wheel, on
which heavy or bulky things can be transported by hand.
See Handbarrow, and Wheelbarrow.

2. (Salt Works) A wicker case, in which salt is put to drain.


Bar"row, n. [OE. barow, bargh, AS. bearg, bearh; akin
to Icel. b["o]rgr, OHG. barh, barug, G. barch. ?95.]
A hog, esp. a male hog castrated. --Holland.


Bar"row, n. [OE. bergh, AS. beorg, beorh, hill,
sepulchral mound; akin to G. berg mountain, Goth. bairgahei
hill, hilly country, and perh. to Skr. b?hant high, OIr.
brigh mountain. Cf. Berg, Berry a mound, and Borough an
incorporated town.]
1. A large mound of earth or stones over the remains of the
dead; a tumulus.

2. (Mining) A heap of rubbish, attle, etc.


3. Rapid, noisy talk; babble; chatter. ``Hold still thy
clatter.'' --Towneley Myst. (15 th Cent. ).

Throw by your clatter And handle the matter. --B.
Jonson

Synonyms: barrowful, burial mound, garden cart, grave mound, lawn cart, tumulus, wheelbarrow

See Also: cart, containerful, go-cart, handcart, hill, mound, pushcart

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