Associations to the word «Barrage»


BARRAGE, noun. An artificial obstruction, such as a dam, in a river designed to increase its depth or to divert its flow
BARRAGE, noun. A heavy curtain of artillery fire directed in front of one's own troops to screen and protect them (Wikipedia)
BARRAGE, noun. A concentrated discharge of projectile weapons
BARRAGE, noun. (by extension) an overwhelming outburst of words, especially of criticism
BARRAGE, noun. (fencing) A "next hit wins" contest to determine the winner of a bout in case of a tie.
BARRAGE, verb. (transitive) to direct a barrage at; to bombard
BARRAGE BALLOON, noun. A tethered balloon, attached to the ground with a metal cable, intended to deter low-flying enemy aircraft; used especially in World War II.
BARRAGE BALLOONS, noun. Plural of barrage balloon

Dictionary definition

BARRAGE, noun. The rapid and continuous delivery of linguistic communication (spoken or written); "a barrage of questions"; "a bombardment of mail complaining about his mistake".
BARRAGE, noun. The heavy fire of artillery to saturate an area rather than hit a specific target; "they laid down a barrage in front of the advancing troops"; "the shelling went on for hours without pausing".
BARRAGE, verb. Address with continuously or persistently, as if with a barrage; "The speaker was barraged by an angry audience"; "The governor was bombarded with requests to grant a pardon to the convicted killer".

Wise words

Think twice before you speak, because your words and influence will plant the seed of either success or failure in the mind of another.
Napoleon Hill