HyperDic: barb

English > 5 senses of the word barb:
NOUNcommunicationbarb, shot, shaft, slam, dig, jibe, gibean aggressive remark directed at a person like a missile and intended to have a telling effect
artifactbarbthe pointed part of barbed wire
artifactbarba subsidiary point facing opposite from the main point that makes an arrowhead or spear hard to remove
animalbarbone of the parallel filaments projecting from the main shaft of a feather
VERBcontactbarbprovide with barbs
barb > pronunciation
Soundsbaa'rb
Rhymesarb ... rhubarb: 4 rhymes with aarb...
English > barb: 5 senses > noun 1, communication
MeaningAn aggressive remark directed at a person like a missile and intended to have a telling effect.
Synonymsshot, shaft, slam, dig, jibe, gibe
Narrowercheap shotAn unnecessarily aggressive and unfair remark directed at a defenseless person
Broaderremark, comment, inputA statement that expresses a personal opinion or belief or adds information
Spanishburla, dicterio, escarnio, mofa, pulla, rehilete, sarcasmo
Catalanbefa, burla, dicteri, escarni, escarn, mofa, pulla, sarcasme
English > barb: 5 senses > noun 2, artifact
MeaningThe pointed part of barbed wire.
Part ofbarbed wire, barbwireStrong wire with barbs at regular intervals used to prevent passage
Broaderpointsharp end
Spanishpúa
Verbsbarbprovide with barbs
English > barb: 5 senses > noun 3, artifact
MeaningA subsidiary point facing opposite from the main point that makes an arrowhead or spear hard to remove.
Part ofarrowheadThe pointed head or striking tip of an arrow
hookA curved or bent implement for suspending or pulling something
spear, lance, shaftA long pointed rod used as a tool or weapon
NarrowerflukeA barb on a harpoon or arrow
Broaderpointsharp end
English > barb: 5 senses > noun 4, animal
MeaningOne of the parallel filaments projecting from the main shaft of a feather.
Part ofvane, webThe flattened weblike part of a feather consisting of a series of barbs on either side of the shaft
Broaderfibril, filament, strandA very slender natural or synthetic fiber
Spanishbarba
English > barb: 5 senses > verb 1, contact
MeaningProvide with barbs.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"barbed wire"
Broaderchange, alter, modifyCause to change
Nounsbarbthe pointed part of barbed wire

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