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barrack1

[bar-uh k] /ˈbær ək/
noun, Usually, barracks
1.
a building or group of buildings for lodging soldiers, especially in garrison.
2.
any large, plain building in which many people are lodged.
verb (used with object), verb (used without object)
3.
to lodge in barracks.
Origin of barrack1
1680-1690
1680-90; < French baraque, Middle French < Catalan barraca hut, of obscure origin

barrack2

[bar-uh k] /ˈbær ək/ Australian British
verb (used without object)
1.
to shout boisterously for or against a player or team; root or jeer.
verb (used with object)
2.
to shout for or against.
Origin
1885-90; orig. Australian English, perhaps < N Ireland dialect barrack to brag
Related forms
barracker, noun
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  • The time seemed short indeed, and I could not for a moment have imagined that it was even noon, when we reached the barrack.

    Warwick Woodlands Henry William Herbert (AKA Frank Forester)
  • By barrack and camp life the normal civilian intellect is, as it were, marooned.

    Another Sheaf John Galsworthy
  • This implies six barrack buildings in this portion of the fort and ten barrack buildings in all, that is, a cohort 1,000 strong.

    Roman Britain in 1914 F. Haverfield
  • Beg pardon, sir; but you are the gentleman from the barrack, sir?

    The Confessions of Harry Lorrequer, Complete Charles James Lever (1806-1872)
  • When we arrived in Buxa I had thought the buildings well protected, as conductors ran down every chimney in bungalow and barrack.

    Life in an Indian Outpost Gordon Casserly
  • I know he's here, for I heard him as I crossed the barrack square.

  • But, in the monotony and the confinement of the barrack routine, his days were often intolerable to him.

    Under Two Flags Ouida [Louise de la Ramee]
British Dictionary definitions for barrack

barrack1

/ˈbærək/
verb
1.
to house (people, esp soldiers) in barracks

barrack2

/ˈbærək/
verb (Brit & Austral, NZ, informal)
1.
to criticize loudly or shout against (a player, team, speaker, etc); jeer
2.
(intransitive) foll by for. to shout support (for)
Derived Forms
barracker, noun
barracking, noun, adjective
Word Origin
C19: from northern Irish: to boast
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Word Origin and History for barrack
n.

1680s, "temporary hut for soldiers during a siege," from French barraque, from Spanish barraca (mid-13c. in Medieval Latin) "soldier's tent," literally "cabin, hut," perhaps from barro "clay, mud," which is probably of Celt-Iberian origin. Meaning "permanent building for housing troops" (usually in plural) is attested from 1690s.

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