HyperDic: barrier

English > 3 senses of the word barrier:
NOUNartifactbarriera structure or object that impedes free movement
cognitionbarrier, roadblockany condition that makes it difficult to make progress or to achieve an objective
objectbarrieranything serving to maintain separation by obstructing vision or access
barrier > pronunciation
Soundsbae'riyer; beh'riyer
Rhymesanterior ... worrier: 48 rhymes with iyer...
English > barrier: 3 senses > noun 1, artifact
MeaningA structure or object that impedes free movement.
Narrowerbannister, banister, balustrade, balusters, handrailA railing at the side of a staircase or balcony to prevent people from falling
barricadeA barrier (usually thrown up hastily) to impede the advance of an enemy / enemy
breakwater, groin, groyne, mole, bulwark, seawall, jettyA protective structure of stone or concrete
bulwarkA fencelike structure around a deck (usually plural)
crash barrierA strong protective barrier that is erected around a racetrack or in the middle of a dual-lane highway in order to reduce the likelihood of severe accidents
dam, dike, dykeA barrier constructed to contain the flow of water or to keep out the sea
fence, fencingA barrier that serves to enclose an area
fender, wingA barrier that surrounds the wheels of a vehicle to block splashing water or mud
grate, gratingA barrier that has parallel or crossed bars blocking a passage but admitting air
hurdleA light movable barrier that competitors must leap over in certain races
movable barrierA barrier that can be moved to allow passage
railing, railA barrier consisting of a horizontal bar and supports
revetmentA barrier against explosives
roadblock, barricadeA barrier set up by police to stop traffic on a street or road in order to catch a fugitive or inspect traffic / traffic etc.
starting gate, starting stallA movable barrier on the starting line of a race course
Broaderobstruction, obstructor, obstructer, impediment, impedimentaAny structure that makes progress difficult
Spanishbarrera, obstáculo
Catalanbarrera, obstacle
English > barrier: 3 senses > noun 2, cognition
MeaningAny condition that makes it difficult to make progress or to achieve an objective.
Example"intolerance is a barrier to understanding"
Narrowercolor barrierThe barrier preventing Blacks from participating in various activities with whites
ideological barrierA barrier to cooperation or interaction resulting from conflicting ideologies / ideologies
language barrierbarrier to communication resulting from speaking different languages
Broaderobstacle, obstructionSomething immaterial that stands in the way and must be circumvented or surmounted
Spanishbarrera, barricada
Catalanbarrera, barricada, obstacle
English > barrier: 3 senses > noun 3, object
MeaningAnything serving to maintain separation by obstructing vision or access.
NarrowerbarA submerged (or partly submerged) ridge in a river or along a shore
blood-brain barrierA mechanism that creates a barrier between brain tissues and circulating blood
curtainAny barrier to communication or vision
BroadermechanismA natural object resembling a machine in structure or function

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