barricade

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See also: barricadé

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French barricade.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˌbæɹɪˈkeɪd/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

barricade (plural barricades)

  1. A barrier constructed across a road, especially as a military defence
  2. An obstacle, barrier, or bulwark.
    • (Can we date this quote by Derham and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
      Such a barricade as would greatly annoy, or absolutely stop, the currents of the atmosphere.
  3. (figuratively, in the plural) A place of confrontation.

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Verb[edit]

barricade (third-person singular simple present barricades, present participle barricading, simple past and past participle barricaded)

  1. to close or block a road etc., using a barricade
  2. to keep someone in (or out), using a blockade, especially ships in a port

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French barricade, from Italian barricata.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˌbɑ.riˈkaː.də/
  • Hyphenation: bar‧ri‧ca‧de
  • Rhymes: -aːdə

Noun[edit]

barricade f (plural barricades or barricaden, diminutive barricadetje n)

  1. A barricade. [from early 17th c.]
    Synonyms: barricadering, versperring

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French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

barrique +‎ -ade

Noun[edit]

barricade f (plural barricades)

  1. barricade
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Etymology 2[edit]

See the etymology of the main entry.

Verb[edit]

barricade

  1. first-person singular present indicative of barricader
  2. third-person singular present indicative of barricader
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of barricader
  4. third-person singular present subjunctive of barricader
  5. second-person singular imperative of barricader

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