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Definition of "barred" []

  • Marked with bars or stripes: barred prison cells; barred plumage on a bird. (adjective)

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.

Use "barred" in a sentence
  • "There is also immense curiosity about the possible fallout from Presidents Obama and Chavez being in the same room, not to mention rife speculation over Cuba, the only nation barred from the Summit."
  • "This committee should be disbanded and a new one formed, and all the participants of the secret meetings should be barred from the new committee."
  • "In an arena dominated by men, however, Mary is barred from the academic community; as a young woman with unusual interests she is suspected of sinful behavior."
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