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1. barrier

noun. ['ˈbæriːɝ, ˈbɛriːɝ'] a structure or object that impedes free movement.

Synonyms

  • rail
  • revetment
  • groyne
  • barricade
  • obstruction
  • fender
  • groin
  • wing
  • roadblock
  • dyke
  • jetty
  • bannister
  • railing
  • handrail
  • impediment
  • crash barrier
  • grating
  • grate
  • obstructor
  • hurdle
  • balusters
  • balustrade
  • movable barrier
  • starting stall
  • banister
  • fence
  • dike
  • mole
  • dam
  • obstructer
  • seawall
  • fencing
  • starting gate
  • bulwark
  • impedimenta

Antonyms

  • walk
  • free
  • stay in place
  • euphonious

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Words that Rhyme with Barrier

  • scarier
  • verrier
  • terrier
  • perrier
  • merrier
  • marier
  • harrier
  • guerrier
  • ferrier
  • farrier
  • cherrier
  • carrier
  • berrier

How do you pronounce barrier?

Pronounce barrier as ˈbɛriər.

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Example sentences of the word barrier


1. Noun, singular or mass
A disadvantage is that language is often a barrier because English is not the first language of the workers.

2. Adjective, comparative
It is usually separated from the deeper sea by a shallow or exposed barrier beach area.

Quotes containing the word barrier


1. As you become more successful, the gender barrier disappears. The credibility challenges you have during your growing up years starts disappearing when you start demonstrating success.
- Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw

2. What barrier is there that love cannot break?
- Mahatma Gandhi, The Story of My Experiments With Truth

3. It is an infantile superstition of the human spirit that virginity would be thought a virtue and not the barrier that separates ignorance from knowledge.
- Voltaire

2. barrier

noun. ['ˈbæriːɝ, ˈbɛriːɝ'] any condition that makes it difficult to make progress or to achieve an objective.

Synonyms

  • language barrier
  • roadblock
  • ideological barrier
  • obstacle

Antonyms

  • male
  • attack
  • artifact
  • proliferation

3. barrier

noun. ['ˈbæriːɝ, ˈbɛriːɝ'] anything serving to maintain separation by obstructing vision or access.

Synonyms

  • blood-brain barrier
  • bar
  • curtain

Antonyms

  • permit
  • unbar
  • unfasten
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