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.
    • 1713, W[illiam] Derham, Physico-Theology: Or, A Demonstration of the Being and Attributes of God, from His Works of Creation. [], London: [] W[illiam] Innys, [], OCLC 2313581:
      Such a barricade as would greatly annoy, or absolutely stop, the currents of the atmosphere.
    • 2019, Roshini Sharma, Dr. Scoop and The N.E.R.D.S: The Frankfurter of Doom:
      Her future friend from grade six, Millie Mirarch, was often caught in various parts of the school being told that she was extremely pretty —for a girl with teeth held together by a metal wire that protruded well beyond the barricade of her lips.
      ·
    • 2022 May 28, Phil McCulty, “Liverpool 0-1 Real Madrid”, in BBC Sport:
      Salah will ask himself forever how he did not score at least one goal here. He might have nightmares featuring the face of Courtois, such was the one-man barricade he formed.
  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/
  • (file)
  • 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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Descendants[edit]

  • Afrikaans: barrikade
  • Negerhollands: barrikad, barkad
    • Virgin Islands Creole: barikat (archaic)
  • Indonesian: barikadê

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 corresponding lemma form.

Verb[edit]

barricade

  1. inflection of barricader:
    1. first/third-person singular present indicative/subjunctive
    2. second-person singular imperative

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