Associations to the word «Barrow»

Pictures for the word «Barrow»


BARROW, noun. (obsolete) A mountain.
BARROW, noun. (chiefly British) A hill.
BARROW, noun. A mound of earth and stones raised over a grave or graves.
BARROW, noun. (mining) A heap of rubbish, attle, or other such refuse.
BARROW, noun. A small vehicle used to carry a load and pulled or pushed by hand.
BARROW, noun. (saltworks) A wicker case in which salt is put to drain.
BARROW, noun. (obsolete except in scientific use and in some dialects) A castrated boar.
BARROW, proper noun. A surname​.
BARROW, proper noun. A city in Alaska.
BARROW, proper noun. One of a few villages in England.
BARROW BOY, noun. (British) A boy or man who sells goods – especially fruit or vegetables – from a barrow; a costermonger.
BARROW BOY, noun. (British) (slang) (derogatory) By extension, a financial industry worker from a working class or lower middle class family background.
BARROW BOYS, noun. Plural of barrow boy
BARROW MAN, noun. (idiomatic) (1811) A man under sentence of transportation; alluding to the convicts at Woolwich, who are principally employed in wheeling barrows full of brick or dirt.

Dictionary definition

BARROW, noun. The quantity that a barrow will hold.
BARROW, noun. (archeology) a heap of earth placed over prehistoric tombs.
BARROW, noun. A cart for carrying small loads; has handles and one or more wheels.

Wise words

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Nathaniel Hawthorne