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1. barrel

noun. ['ˈbærəl, ˈbɛrəl'] a tube through which a bullet travels when a gun is fired.

Synonyms

  • gun barrel
  • gun
  • tube

Antonyms

  • open chain
  • detach
  • silence
  • disarrange

Etymology

  • barrell (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • baril (Anglo-Norman)

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Rhymes with Barrel

  • imperil
  • sterile
  • purile
  • ofarrell
  • ocarroll
  • o'carroll
  • apparel
  • wehrle
  • verrall
  • therrell
  • there'll
  • terrill
  • terrell
  • terrel
  • terral
  • sheryl
  • sherrell
  • sharyl
  • peril
  • meryll
  • meryl
  • merrill
  • merrell
  • karel
  • jheryl
  • jerrell
  • jerel
  • herrle
  • herrell
  • harrell

How do you pronounce barrel?

Pronounce barrel as ˈbɛrəl.

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Sentences with barrel


1. Noun, singular or mass
Raise the front of the barrel until the front ramp sight comes into view in the window.

Quotes about barrel


1. Four flips the gun in this hand, presses the barrel to Peter's forehead, and clicks a bullet into place. Peter freezes with his lips parted, the yawn dead in his mouth. "Wake. Up,"Four snaps. "You are holding a loaded gun, you idiot. Act like it.
- Veronica Roth, Divergent

2. And before you barrel through some idiotic Cosmo girl list of how-well-do-you-know-your-man questions, let me say that I don't know squat about him except that he kisses like a god and screws like a devil.
- Kristin Hannah, Firefly Lane

3. Take one cup of love, two cups of loyalty, three cups of forgiveness, four quarts of faith and one barrel of laughter. Take love and loyalty and mix them thoroughly with faith; blend with tenderness, kindness and understanding. Add friendship and hope. Sprinkle abundantly with laughter. Bake it with sunshine. Wrap it regularly with lots of hugs. Serve generous helpings daily.
- Zig Ziglar

2. barrel-shaped

adjective. having the general shape of a barrel.

Synonyms

  • circular

Antonyms

  • angular
  • praise

3. cracker-barrel

adjective. characteristic of country life.

Synonyms

  • homespun
  • rural

Antonyms

  • formal
  • smooth
  • factory-made

4. barrel

noun. ['ˈbærəl, ˈbɛrəl'] a cylindrical container that holds liquids.

Synonyms

  • tap
  • vessel
  • hogshead
  • bung
  • tun
  • shook
  • wine barrel
  • lag
  • keg
  • wine cask
  • butt
  • pickle barrel
  • ring
  • rear of tube
  • stave
  • rear of barrel
  • spile
  • spigot
  • cask
  • hoop
  • beer keg
  • breech

Antonyms

  • ride
  • open
  • free
  • precede

Etymology

  • barrell (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • baril (Anglo-Norman)

5. barrel

noun. ['ˈbærəl, ˈbɛrəl'] a bulging cylindrical shape; hollow with flat ends.

Synonyms

  • cylinder

Antonyms

  • summerize
  • ascend

Etymology

  • barrell (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • baril (Anglo-Norman)

6. barrel

noun. ['ˈbærəl, ˈbɛrəl'] any of various units of capacity.

Synonyms

  • hogshead
  • gallon
  • gal
  • Imperial capacity unit
  • British capacity unit
  • congius
  • bbl
  • United States liquid unit

Antonyms

  • pressurize
  • depressurise
  • pressurise
  • depressurize

Etymology

  • barrell (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • baril (Anglo-Norman)

7. barrel

noun. ['ˈbærəl, ˈbɛrəl'] the quantity that a barrel (of any size) will hold.

Synonyms

  • barrelful

Antonyms

  • blur
  • desynchronise

Etymology

  • barrell (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • baril (Anglo-Norman)

8. barrel

verb. ['ˈbærəl, ˈbɛrəl'] put in barrels.

Synonyms

  • place
  • pose
  • lay
  • put
  • position

Antonyms

  • moving
  • unsettled
  • unready
  • disarranged

Etymology

  • barrell (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • baril (Anglo-Norman)
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