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barrow1

[bar-oh] /ˈbær oʊ/
noun
1.
a flat, rectangular frame used for carrying a load, especially such a frame with projecting shafts at each end for handles; handbarrow.
2.
3.
British. a pushcart used by street vendors, especially by costermongers.
Origin
1000
before 1000; Middle English bar(e)we, Old English bearwe; akin to Middle High German bere, bier, bear1

barrow2

[bar-oh] /ˈbær oʊ/
noun
1.
Archaeology, tumulus (def 1).
2.
Chiefly British. a hill (sometimes used in combination):
Trentishoe Barrow in North Devon; Whitbarrow in North Lancashire.
Origin
before 900; Middle English berw, beruh, bargh, berg(h), Old English beorg hill, mound; cognate with Old Frisian, Old Saxon, Dutch, Old High German berg mountain, Old Norse bjarg, berg cliff, Armenian berdz height, Welsh bera heap; akin to Avestan bərəz-, bərəzant-, Sanskrit bṛhánt- high. See borough

barrow3

[bar-oh] /ˈbær oʊ/
noun
1.
a castrated male swine.
Origin
before 1000; Middle English barowe, baru, Old English bearg; cognate with Old High German barug, Old Norse bǫrgr. Cf. bore1, whose meaning is close to the semantics of cutting or splitting (referring to castration)

Barrow

[bar-oh] /ˈbær oʊ/
noun
1.
Also called Barrow-in-Furness
[bar-oh-in-fur-nis] /ˈbær oʊ ɪnˈfɜr nɪs/ (Show IPA)
. a seaport in Cumbria, in NW England.
2.
Point, the N tip of Alaska: the northernmost point of the U.S.
3.
a town in N Alaska, S of Barrow Point: site of a government science-research center.
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British Dictionary definitions for bar-row

barrow1

/ˈbærəʊ/
noun
2.
Also called barrowful. the amount contained in or on a barrow
3.
(mainly Brit) a handcart, typically having two wheels and a canvas roof, used esp by street vendors
4.
(Northern English, dialect) concern or business (esp in the phrases that's not my barrow, that's just my barrow)
5.
(Irish & Scot, dialect) into one's barrow, suited to one's interests or desires
Word Origin
Old English bearwe; related to Old Norse bararbier, Old High German bāra

barrow2

/ˈbærəʊ/
noun
1.
a heap of earth placed over one or more prehistoric tombs, often surrounded by ditches. Long barrows are elongated Neolithic mounds usually covering stone burial chambers; round barrows are Bronze Age, covering burials or cremations
Word Origin
Old English beorg; related to Old Norse bjarg, Gothic bairgahei hill, Old High German berg mountain

barrow3

/ˈbærəʊ/
noun
1.
a castrated pig
Word Origin
Old English bearg; related to Old Norse börgr, Old High German barug

Barrow

/ˈbærəʊ/
noun
1.
a river in SE Ireland, rising in the Slieve Bloom Mountains and flowing south to Waterford Harbour. Length: about 193 km (120 miles)
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Word Origin and History for bar-row
barrow
"vehicle for carrying a load," c.1300, barewe, probably from an unrecorded O.E. *bearwe "basket, barrow," from beran "to bear, to carry" (see bear (v.)).
barrow
"mound," O.E. beorg (W.Saxon), berg (Anglian) "hill," from P.Gmc. *bergaz (cf. O.S., O.Fris., O.H.G. berg "mountain," O.N. bjarg "rock"), from PIE base *bheregh- "high, elevated" (cf. O.C.S. bregu "mountain, height," O.Ir. brigh "mountain," Skt. b'rhant "high," O.Pers. bard- "be high"). Obsolete except in place-names and southwest England dialect by 1400; revived by archaeology. Barrow-wight first recorded 1891.
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