barren

  • 21Barren — Bar|ren [ barən], der; s, : 1. für den Handel übliches Stück aus nicht bearbeitetem Edelmetall in der Form eines Quaders, Zylinders o. Ä.: ein Barren Gold. Zus.: Goldbarren, Metallbarren, Silberbarren. 2. (Sport) Turngerät mit zwei durch… …

    Universal-Lexikon

  • 22barren — [[t]bæ̱rən[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED A barren landscape is dry and bare, and has very few plants and no trees. ...the Tibetan landscape of high barren mountains. Ant: fertile 2) ADJ GRADED Barren land consists of soil that is so poor that plants cannot… …

    English dictionary

  • 23Barren — Unter Barren versteht man: Im Sport: einen Barren (Turngerät) einen Stufenbarren (Turngerät) den Russischen Barren, ein Gerät aus dem Bereich Zirkus und Varieté eine Methode Springpferde zu vorsichtigerem Springen zu erziehen Barren (Reitsport)… …

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  • 24barren — bar|ren [ berən ] adjective 1. ) barren land is dry and plants cannot grow there a ) a barren place is dry and empty, with few plants growing: DESOLATE: a remote and barren island b ) a barren tree or plant does not produce any fruit 2. ) without …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 25barren — UK [ˈbærən] / US [ˈberən] adjective 1) barren land is dry and plants cannot grow there a) a barren place is dry and empty, with few plants growing a remote and barren island b) a barren tree or plant does not produce any fruit 2) a) without any… …

    English dictionary

  • 26barren — I. adjective Etymology: Middle English bareine, from Anglo French barain, perhaps of Celtic origin; akin to Middle Welsh brynar fallow land Date: 13th century 1. not reproducing: as a. incapable of producing offspring used especially of females… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 27barren — barrenly, adv. barrenness, n. /bar euhn/, adj. 1. not producing or incapable of producing offspring; sterile: a barren woman. 2. unproductive; unfruitful: barren land. 3. without capacity to interest or attract: a barren period in American… …

    Universalium

  • 28barren — bar|ren [ˈbærən] adj [Date: 1100 1200; : Old French; Origin: baraine] 1.) land or soil that is barren has no plants growing on it ▪ Thousands of years ago the surface was barren desert. 2.) old fashioned unable to produce children or baby animals …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 29barren — adjective 1 land or soil that is barren has no plants growing on it: a barren mountainous area 2 old use a woman or a female animal who is barren cannot produce children or baby animals; infertile (2) 3 a tree or plant that is barren does not… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 30barren — /ˈbærən / (say baruhn) adjective 1. incapable of producing, or not producing, offspring; sterile. 2. unproductive; unfruitful: *a man from back country who had once worked a barren and hopeless holding that he had tried to milk with half a dozen… …

    Australian-English dictionary

  • 31barren — adjective 1) barren land Syn: unproductive, infertile, unfruitful, sterile, arid, desert See note at naked Ant: fertile 2) archaic a barren woman …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 32barren — bar•ren [[t]ˈbær ən[/t]] adj. 1) not producing or incapable of producing offspring; sterile 2) unproductive; unfruitful: barren land[/ex] 3) without capacity to interest or attract: a barren period in architecture[/ex] 4) bereft; lacking (usu.… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 33Barren — der Barren, (Oberstufe) Stange aus unbearbeitetem Edelmetall Beispiel: Ein Barren Gold wiegt etwa 400 Unzen, also 12,44 kg. Kollokation: ein Barren Silber …

    Extremes Deutsch

  • 34barren — adj. VERBS ▪ appear, be ▪ become ▪ make sth ▪ The years of growing cotton had made the land completely barren. ADVERB …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 35Barren — Bạr|ren 〈m.; Gen.: s, Pl.: 〉 1. Gussform (Stangen, Ziegel) der Edelmetalle als Zahlungsmittel; GoldBarren; SilberBarren 2. Turngerät aus zwei feststehenden, waagerechten Stangen [Etym.: <frz. barre »Stab, Stange«] …

    Lexikalische Deutsches Wörterbuch

  • 36barren — adjective 1》 (of land) too poor to produce much or any vegetation.     ↘(of a tree or plant) not producing fruit or seed. 2》 (of a female animal) unable to bear young. 3》 bleak and lifeless. 4》 (barren of) devoid of. noun (barrens) chiefly N.… …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 37barren — [ˈbærən] adj 1) barren land is dry and plants cannot grow there 2) old fashioned a woman who is barren cannot have babies …

    Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • 38barren — adj. & n. adj. (barrener, barrenest) 1 a unable to bear young. b unable to produce fruit or vegetation. 2 meagre, unprofitable. 3 dull, unstimulating. 4 (foll. by of) lacking in (barren of wit). n. a barren tract or tracts of land esp. (in pl.)… …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 39barren — 1. adjective a) unable to bear children; sterile I silently wept as my daughters husband rejected her. What would she do now that she was no longer a maiden but also barren? b) of poor fertility, infertile Syn: sterile …

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  • 40Barren —    For a woman to be barren was accounted a severe punishment among the Jews (Gen. 16:2; 30:1 23; 1 Sam. 1:6, 27; Isa. 47:9; 49:21; Luke 1:25). Instances of barrenness are noticed (Gen. 11:30; 25:21; 29:31; Judg. 13:2, 3; Luke 1:7, 36) …

    Easton's Bible Dictionary