Definition of "barn" []

  • A large farm building used for storing farm products and sheltering livestock. (noun)
  • A large shed for the housing of vehicles, such as railroad cars. (noun)
  • A particularly large, typically bare building: lived in a barn of a country house. (noun)
  • Physics A unit of area equal to 10-24 square centimeters, used to measure cross sections in nuclear physics. (noun)
  • A large farm outbuilding, used chiefly for storing hay, grain, etc, but also for housing livestock (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • A large shed for sheltering railroad cars, trucks, etc (noun)
  • Any large building, esp an unattractive one (noun)
  • Relating to a system of poultry farming in which birds are allowed to move freely within a barn (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "barn" in a sentence
  • "*pondurs combynin teh dairee barn an teh nawtee barn*"
  • "If you've lived in the West very long, you may be familiar with the term barn dance, but I'll bet you've never heard of this one - a riding demonstration, art show and sale, silent auction, live entertainment and a dinner / dance held in an indoor arena, all during the same evening."
  • "And the work inside the barn is about bending the limitations of wood."