Definition of "barrack" []

  • To house (soldiers, for example) in quarters. (verb-transitive)
  • A building or group of buildings used to house military personnel. Often used in the plural. (noun)
  • A large, unadorned building used for temporary occupancy. Often used in the plural. (noun)
  • Chiefly British To jeer or shout at a player, speaker, or team. (verb-intransitive)
  • Australian To shout support for a team. (verb-intransitive)
  • To house (people, esp soldiers) in barracks (verb)

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. (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "barrack" in a sentence
  • "The barrack is now a bit overcrowded, but the work is just building a special hut for the guards outside the barbed wire area which will give the POWs the disposition of the guards 'room and resolve thus the problem of overcrowding."
  • "The one large wooden barrack is divided into three spacious and well-aired sleeping rooms."
  • "In the same barrack is a small mess-hall, a magazine for the Red"