HyperDic: barren

English > 4 senses of the word barren:
NOUNlocationbarren, waste, wastelandan uninhabited wilderness that is worthless for cultivation
ADJECTIVEallbarren, bare, bleak, desolate, starkproviding no shelter or sustenance
allbarrennot bearing offspring
allbarren, destitute, devoid, free, innocentcompletely wanting or lacking
barren > pronunciation
Soundsbae'rahn; beh'rahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > barren: 4 senses > adjective 1
MeaningProviding no shelter or sustenance.
Example "barren lands"
Synonymsbare, bleak, desolate, stark
Broaderinhospitableunfavorable to life or growth
Spanishárido, desértico, desierto, desolado, estéril, yermo
Catalanàrid, desert, desèrtic, desolat, erm, estèril
Nounsbarrenan uninhabited wilderness that is worthless for cultivation
barrennessthe quality of yielding nothing of value
English > barren: 4 senses > adjective 2
Meaningnot bearing offspring.
Example"a barren woman"
Broadersterile, unfertile, infertileincapable of reproducing
Spanishestéril, infértil
Catalanestèril
Nounsbarrennessthe state (usually of a woman) of having no children or being unable to have children
English > barren: 4 senses > adjective 3
MeaningCompletely wanting or lacking.
Example"writing barren of insight"
Synonymsdestitute, devoid, free, innocent
Broadernonexistentnot having existence or being or actuality
Spanishdesprovista, desprovisto
Catalandesproveït
English > barren: 4 senses > noun 1, location
MeaningAn uninhabited wilderness that is worthless for cultivation.
Example"the barrens of central Africa"
Synonymswaste, wasteland
Narrowerheath, heathlandA tract of level wasteland
Broaderwilderness, wildA wild and uninhabited area left in its natural condition
Spanishbaldío, desierto, yermo
Catalanerm, terra erma
Adjectivesbarrenproviding no shelter or sustenance

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