Associations to the word «Barracks»


BARRACK, noun. (military) (chiefly in the plural) A building for soldiers, especially within a garrison; originally referred to temporary huts, now usually to a permanent structure or set of buildings.
BARRACK, noun. (chiefly in the plural) primitive structure resembling a long shed or barn for (usually temporary) housing or other purposes
BARRACK, noun. (chiefly in the plural) any very plain, monotonous, or ugly large building
BARRACK, noun. (US) (regional) A movable roof sliding on four posts, to cover hay, straw, etc.
BARRACK, noun. (Ireland) (colloquial) (usually in the plural) A police station.
BARRACK, verb. (transitive) To house military personnel; to quarter.
BARRACK, verb. (intransitive) To live in barracks.
BARRACK, verb. (British) (transitive) To jeer and heckle; to attempt to disconcert by verbal means.
BARRACK, verb. (Australia) (New Zealand) (intransitive) To cheer for a team; to jeer at the opposition team or at the umpire (after an adverse decision).
BARRACK, proper noun. A male given name.

Dictionary definition

BARRACK, noun. A building or group of buildings used to house military personnel.
BARRACK, verb. Lodge in barracks.
BARRACK, verb. Spur on or encourage especially by cheers and shouts; "The crowd cheered the demonstrating strikers".
BARRACK, verb. Laugh at with contempt and derision; "The crowd jeered at the speaker".

Wise words

When you have spoken the word, it reigns over you. When it is unspoken you reign over it.
Arabian Proverb