Definition of barrow noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈbærəʊ//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈbæroʊ//
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  1. 1(British English) a small open vehicle with two wheels from which fruit, vegetables, etc. are sold in the street
  2. 2a large pile of earth built over a place where people were buried in ancient times Culture In Britain long barrows date mainly from the later Stone Age (4000-2100 BC), and round barrows date from the Bronze Age (2100-700 BC).
  3. 3= wheelbarrow
  4. Word Originsense 1 and sense 3 Old English bearwe ‘stretcher, bier’, of Germanic origin; related to the verb bear.sense 2 Old English beorg, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch berg, German Berg ‘hill, mountain’.
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