Barbed
Barbed Barbed, a. Furnished with a barb or barbs; as, a barbed arrow; barbed wire. [1913 Webster]

{Barbed wire}, a wire, or a strand of twisted wires, armed with barbs or sharp points. It is used for fences. [1913 Webster]


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  • barbed — [ba:bd US ba:rbd] adj 1.) a barbed hook or ↑arrow has one or more sharp curved points on it 2.) a barbed remark is unkind ▪ a barbed comment on his appearance …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • barbed — [ barbd ] adjective 1. ) barbed comments contain criticisms or insults 2. ) a barbed hook or ARROW has a sharp curved point on one side …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Barbed — (b[aum]rbd or b[aum]rb [e^]d), a. [See 4th {Barb}.] Accoutered with defensive armor; said of a horse. See {Barded} (which is the proper form.) Sir W. Raleigh. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • barbed — barbed; un·barbed; …   English syllables

  • barbed — [bärbd] adj. 1. having a barb or barbs 2. stinging; cutting [barbed words] …   English World dictionary

  • barbed — ► ADJECTIVE 1) having a barb or barbs. 2) (of a remark) deliberately hurtful …   English terms dictionary

  • Barbed — Barb Barb, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Barbed} (b[aum]rbd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Barbing}.] 1. To shave or dress the beard of. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] 2. To clip; to mow. [Obs.] Marston. [1913 Webster] 3. To furnish with barbs, or with that which will hold or …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • barbed — [[t]bɑ͟ː(r)bd[/t]] ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n A barbed remark or joke seems polite or humorous, but contains a cleverly hidden criticism. ...barbed comments. Syn: snide …   English dictionary

  • barbed — adjective 1 a hook or arrow that has one or more sharp, curved points 2 a barbed remark is unkind: a barbed comment on his appearance …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • barbed — UK [bɑː(r)bd] / US [bɑrbd] adjective 1) barbed comments contain criticisms or insults 2) a barbed hook or arrow has a sharp curved point on one side …   English dictionary

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