• Barrier

    Pronunciation

    • UK IPA: /ˈbæɹɪə(ɹ)/
    • Rhymes: -æɹiə(ɹ)

    Origin

    From Old French barriere (cf. French barrière).

    Full definition of barrier

    Noun

    barrier

    (plural barriers)
    1. A structure that bars passage.
    2. An obstacle or impediment.
      • 2013-06-01, Towards the end of poverty, America’s poverty line is $63 a day for a family of four. In the richer parts of the emerging world $4 a day is the poverty barrier. But poverty’s scourge is fiercest below $1.25 (): people below that level live lives that are poor, nasty, brutish and short.
    3. A boundary or limit.
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