barrack

Definitions

  • Jesuits' Barracks
    Jesuits' Barracks
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v barrack laugh at with contempt and derision "The crowd jeered at the speaker"
    • v barrack spur on or encourage especially by cheers and shouts "The crowd cheered the demonstrating strikers"
    • v barrack lodge in barracks
    • n barrack a building or group of buildings used to house military personnel
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Barrack (Mil) A building for soldiers, especially when in garrison. Commonly in the pl., originally meaning temporary huts, but now usually applied to a permanent structure or set of buildings. "He lodged in a miserable hut or barrack , composed of dry branches and thatched with straw."
    • Barrack A movable roof sliding on four posts, to cover hay, straw, etc.
    • v. i Barrack To live or lodge in barracks.
    • v. t Barrack To supply with barracks; to establish in barracks; as, to barrack troops.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n barrack A building for lodging soldiers, especially in garrison; a permanent building or range of buildings in which both officers and men are lodged in fortified towns or other places.
    • n barrack A large building, or a collection of huts or cabins, especially within a common inclosure, in which large numbers of men are lodged.
    • n barrack A straw-thatched roof supported by four posts, under which hay is kept, and which is capable of being raised or lowered at pleasure. In Maryland, and perhaps elsewhere, the word is used for a building of any kind intended for the storage of straw or hay. [U. S.]
    • barrack To house in barracks; lodge in barracks, as troops.
    • barrack To lodge or reside in barracks.
    • barrack To jeer at or deride opponents; specifically, with for (like the equivalent United States slang root), to support, as a partizan, by cheers, shouts, and other demonstrations of approval, or by jeering at and noisily disturbing and interrupting the opposite side or party: as, to barrack for the school team.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Barrack bar′ak a building for soldiers, esp. in garrison (generally in pl.).
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Idioms

Barrack-room lawyer - (UK) A barrack-room lawyer is a person who gives opinions on things they are not qualified to speak about.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. baraque, fr. It. baracca,cf. Sp. barraca,), from LL. barra, bar. See Bar (n.)
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. baraque (It. baracca, Sp. barraca, a tent); acc. to Diez from barra, bar.

Usage

In literature:

Mention of the fives court, recreation ground and parade ground completes the description of a battalion barrack.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 3" by Various
Sisa had been in the barracks since her arrest the day before.
"An Eagle Flight" by José Rizal
By the time that the men were dismissed from parade every enlisted man in barracks appeared to have heard a lot about Lieutenant Ferrers.
"Uncle Sam's Boys as Sergeants" by H. Irving Hancock
This corporal led them into the barracks building, and down a corridor on the ground floor.
"Uncle Sam's Boys in the Ranks" by H. Irving Hancock
Towering barracks on either side, five, six stories high.
"The Battle with the Slum" by Jacob A. Riis
Now there is one word in the extended vocabulary of barrack-room abuse that cannot pass without comment.
"Soldier Stories" by Rudyard Kipling
When he saw me back to barracks, Alfred pressed a loan on me.
"A Nest of Spies" by Pierre Souvestre
On my return to barracks it was time for recruits' drill.
"Adventures and Recollections" by Bill o'th' Hoylus End
Domiloff has gone without doubt to the barracks.
"The Traitors" by E. Phillips (Edward Phillips) Oppenheim
Here they erected a church, several dwelling houses, and barracks for the soldiers.
"Ferdinand De Soto, The Discoverer of the Mississippi" by John S. C. Abbott
Then McTrigger walked out of barracks, and no one has seen him since.
"The Valley of Silent Men" by James Oliver Curwood
It mattered little where the plunge was taken; he would go to the barracks at Melchester.
"Soldiers of the Queen" by Harold Avery
In February certain military officers received a confidential communication having reference to the defence of the Belfast barracks.
"Ireland as It Is" by Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
Here are the great victualling yard, marine barracks, and naval hospital.
"England, Picturesque and Descriptive" by Joel Cook
Beyond the barracks a little distance he saw Mr. Gray's ropewalk.
"Daughters of the Revolution and Their Times" by Charles Carleton Coffin
The mutineers made a rush at the barrack-room and seized on the muskets and fusees in the racks.
"The History of the First West India Regiment" by A. B. Ellis
Then went to the Agia Sofia, the largest mosque, and to the Sultan Ahmed, which has been changed to a barracks.
"An Aviator's Field Book" by Oswald Bölcke
See here, we'd give you and Mademoiselle Berthe enough room on the ship for a barracks, if you'd only come.
"The Missourian" by Eugene P. (Eugene Percy) Lyle
These barracks or bothies are almost always of the most miserable description.
"My Schools and Schoolmasters" by Hugh Miller
At the Ozerskoe Redoubt, on Deep Lake, were barracks and a fort, a flouring mill, a tannery, and other buildings.
"The Story of Sitka" by C. L. Andrews
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In poetry:

'Across the barrack square we went
As bold as any gentry,
It was a lark when in the dark
We come across a sentry.
"Once each apiece all round" by Stanley Holloway
Ye may have heard of the Soultan',
And how his Janissaries fell!
Their barracks, near the Atmeidan',
He barred, and fired;—and their death-yell
Went to the stars,—and their blood ran
In brooks across the Atmeidan'.
"A Word From A Petitioner" by John Pierpont
"An' then I speaks uv sport, an' tells 'er 'ow
In 'untin' our wild Wowsers we imploy
Large packs uv Barrackers, an' 'ow their row
Wakes echoes in the forests uv Fitzroy,
Where lurks the deadly Shicker Snake 'oo's breath Is certain death.
"A Digger's Tale" by C J Dennis
Two hours after he reined his horse
Up in Urana, and straightway went
To the barracks - the trooper was gone, of course,
Blindly nosing a week-old scent
Away in the scrub around Mount Galore.
"Confound the fellow!" quoth Featherstonhaugh.
"Featherstonhaugh" by Barcroft Henry Boake
"Your face," 'e sez, "is very badly cut -"
"Now, look," I chips. "'Old on. Let's git this right.
'Oo was it tried to stoush that rat-face mutt?
'Oo was it barracked for me in the fight?
'Oo was it used that word uv evul sense
Up on that fence?"
"'Ave a 'eart!" by C J Dennis
Then, lo! the push o' Day rise to applaud;
An' all 'is creatures clamour at 'is feet
Until 'e thinks 'imself a little gawd,
An' swaggers on an' kids 'imself a treat.
The w'ile the lurkin' barrackers o' Night
Sneak in retreat an' plan another fight.
"The Stoush O' Day" by C J Dennis

In news:

The compound was a self-contained world of 200 buildings, including bunkers, barracks and power plants, all serving 2,000 of Hitler 's men (and a few women).
Still half asleep after an afternoon doze, and intent on getting a cup of coffee in the mess hall across a dirt road from my barracks, I hardly noticed the shouting.
Was asleep in the US Army's Schofield Barracks on the Hawaiian island of Oahu.
Man shows up intoxicated at police barracks.
A Hagerstown man allegedly drove while intoxicated to the state police barracks to be processed for a previous DUI charge.
HONOLULU — The Department of Defense has announced that a soldier based at Honolulu's Schofield Barracks has died in Kandahar province in Afghanistan.
President Barrack Obama's Deputy Labor Secretary Seth Harris visited NWTC to help announce a $15 million federal grant.
The New Jersey State Police have plans to build new barracks in Galloway Township where the "hidden" Jimmie Leeds Road Parkway ramp is.
Ilene Steinberg (third from left) and Michele Barrack (fourth from left) with their Lice Lifters staff.
Barrack Obama is a champion of the middle class.
The historic residence of the Marine Corps commandant on Capitol Hill's Barracks Row is hallowed ground for the nation's 196,000 active-duty Marines .
Edwin Nakasone told the Minnesota Historical Society that he was eating breakfast when he saw 15 planes flying in to attack a US barracks on Dec 7, 1941.
Review of previous terrorist attacks omitted mention of Beirut bombing of Marine barracks.
The death toll from a double suicide bomb attack on a church inside a military barracks in northern Nigeria stood at 15 on Monday, the state governor said.
Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan on Wednesday joined other world leaders to congratulate President Barrack Obama on his re-election victory in presidential elections in the United States.
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In science:

Table 1: Dependency values Bank Barrack Uni N.
Developing Parallel Dependency Graph In Improving Game Balancing
Given that, we selected four events: the H1N1 virus outbreak, the Iranian protests and elections, Michael Jackson’s death, and Barrack Obama’s Nobel Peace Prize award.
Losing My Revolution: How Many Resources Shared on Social Media Have Been Lost?
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