barrage
I. noun Etymology: French, from barrer to bar, from barre bar Date: 1845 a dam placed in a watercourse to increase the depth of water or to divert it into a channel for navigation or irrigation II. noun Etymology: French (tir de) barrage barrier fire Date: 1916 1. artillery fire laid on a line close to friendly troops to screen and protect them 2. a vigorous or rapid outpouring or projection of many things at once <
a barrage of protests
>
III. transitive verb (barraged; barraging) Date: 1918 to deliver a barrage against

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • barrage — [ baraʒ ] n. m. • XIIe; de barrer → barre 1 ♦ Action de barrer (un passage). Le barrage d une rue. Tir de barrage. Loc. Faire barrage à (qqn, qqch.) :empêcher de passer, et fig. d agir (cf. Barrer la route, faire obstacle). 2 ♦ Ce qui barre, sert …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • barrage — barrage1 [bə räzh′, bəräj′] n. [Fr, in tir de barrage, barrier fire: see BARRAGE2] 1. a curtain of artillery fire laid down to keep enemy forces from moving, or to cover or prepare the way for one s own forces, esp. in attack 2. a heavy,… …   English World dictionary

  • barrage — (n.) 1859, action of barring; man made barrier in a stream, from Fr. barrer to stop, from barre bar, from O.Fr. barre (see BAR (Cf. bar) (n.1)). Artillery sense is 1916, from World War I French phrase tir de barrage barrier fire intended to… …   Etymology dictionary

  • barrage — [n1] weapon fire battery, blast, bombardment, broadside, cannonade, crossfire, curtain of fire, discharge, enfilade, fire, fusillade, gunfire, hail, salvo, shelling, shower, storm, volley; concept 320 barrage [n2] profusion of something assault,… …   New thesaurus

  • Barrage — Bar rage, n. [F., fr. barrer to bar, from barre bar.] (Engin.) An artificial bar or obstruction placed in a river or watercourse to increase the depth of water; as, the barrages of the Nile. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • barrage — barrage. См. барраж. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • Barrage — (fr., spr. Barrahsch), Brückenzoll, Wegegeld …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Barrage — (franz., spr. āsch ), Sperre, die einen Weg oder Fluß sperrende Schranke; das hier zu erhebende Wegegeld; Sicherung der Lagerfässer vor dem Fortrollen durch Querhölzer …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Barrage — (frz., spr. ahsch), Absperrung (einer Straße, eines Flusses); Schlagbaum; Wegegeld; Sicherung der Lagerfässer vor dem Wegrollen durch Querhölzer …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Barrage — (frz. –asch), Weggeld, Brückenzoll, die Strebhölzer am Faßboden …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • barrage — I noun artillery fire, assault, attack, blare, blast, blitz, bombardment, bombings, boom, broadside, burst, cannonade, clamor, concentration, covering fire, cross fire, explosions, fire, gunfire, protective fire, roar, salvo, shelling, shower,… …   Law dictionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”