Synonyms for barrier
ˈbær i ərbar·ri·er
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English Synonyms and Antonyms3.8 / 4 votes
A bar is something that is or may be firmly fixed, ordinarily with intent to prevent entrance or egress; as, the bars of a prison cell; the bars of a wood-lot. A barrier obstructs, but is not necessarily impassable. Barrier is used of objects more extensive than those to which bar is ordinarily applied. A mountain range may be a barrier to exploration; but a mass of sand across the entrance to a harbor is called a bar. Discovered falsehood is a bar to confidence. Barricade has become practically a technical name for an improvised street fortification, and, unless in some way modified, is usually so understood. A parapet is a low or breast-high wall, as about the edge of a roof, terrace, etc., especially, in military use, such a wall for the protection of troops; a rampart is the embankment surrounding a fort, on which the parapet is raised; the word rampart is often used as including the parapet. Bulwark is a general word for any defensive wall or rampart; its only technical use at present is in nautical language, where it signifies the raised side of a ship above the upper deck, topped by the rail. Compare BOUNDARY; IMPEDIMENT.
A barrier to progress, against invasion; a barrier between nations.
Princeton's WordNet5.0 / 1 vote
a structure or object that impedes free movement
any condition that makes it difficult to make progress or to achieve an objective
"intolerance is a barrier to understanding"
anything serving to maintain separation by obstructing vision or access
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Formerly a public man needed a private secretary for a barrier between himself and the public. Nowadays he has a press secretary to keep him properly in the public eye.
[T]oday we view computers as tools to be activated by a few clicks or keywords, in large part because we are separated by a language barrier, the goal of CwC is to bridge that barrier, and in the process encourage the development of new problem-solving technologies.
There’s no technical barrier to this happening, the only barrier is FAA regulation.
If you define a barrier to voting as just having to do something before you vote, every state has that barrier, virtually every state requires proof of address.
Problems do not go away. They must be worked through or else they remain, forever a barrier to the growth and development of the spirit.
Translations for barrier
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- hindernis, versperringAfrikaans
- бариера, преграда, граница, препятствиеBulgarian
- hindring, barrierDanish
- Barriere, Schlagbaum, Grenze, Schranke, HindernisGerman
- límite, barreraSpanish
- raja, este, aitaFinnish
- barrière, limite, frontièreFrench
- bacadhScottish Gaelic
- sorompó, akadályHungarian
- limite, barrieraItalian
- barreira, limite, obstáculoPortuguese
- лимит, шлагбаум, предел, преграда, граница, препятствие, барьерRussian
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