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
English Synonyms and Antonyms
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.
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How to use barrier in a sentence?
To be honest, it's not a wall, the president still says' wall' — oftentimes frankly he'll say' barrier' or' fencing,' now he's tended toward steel slats. But we left a solid concrete wall early on in the administration, when we asked people what they needed and where they needed it.
Emily Fuentes said that many of these refugees are denied food rations or have them stolen. They are also pushed out of food lines by others in the camp and endure verbal attacks on a daily basis. Despite the severity of their problems, many of the Christian and Yazidi refugees are not reporting them. The survey found that many feel that they will endure more trouble if they report the incidents to officials. Only 17 percent of respondents complained to local police officials. The language barrier was a factor, as well, and no action was taken on past incidents, making it less likely for new victims to come forward. Open Doors said the survey is the most comprehensive of its kind and it brings awareness to a growing issue. We hope this puts pressure on the German government to address what is going on within their borders, we want to ensure that that they are protected. This is actually happening. They need your help.
I saw the Suburban coming right at me about to T-bone right into the driver door and I thought that was it. A second later I turned my head and just smashed into the barrier.
Deployment of substantial military force is not being considered, it is not the aim of NATO to create a military barrier against broad-scale Russian aggression, because such aggression is not on the agenda and no intelligence assessment suggests such a thing.
Make sure you don’t create a hidden barrier.
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- hindernis, versperringAfrikaans
- преграда, препятствие, бариера, границаBulgarian
- barrier, hindringDanish
- Schranke, Barriere, Schlagbaum, Hindernis, GrenzeGerman
- barrera, límiteSpanish
- este, aita, rajaFinnish
- barrière, frontière, limiteFrench
- bacadhScottish Gaelic
- akadály, sorompóHungarian
- barriera, limiteItalian
- obstáculo, barreira, limitePortuguese
- лимит, барьер, препятствие, граница, преграда, предел, шлагбаумRussian
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