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Meaning of BARBER

Pronunciation:  'bârbur, 'bârbur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a hairdresser who cuts hair and shaves beards as a trade
  2. [n]  United States composer (1910-1981)
  3. [v]  perform the services of a barber: cut the hair and/or beard of

BARBER is a 6 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: Samuel Barber
 See Also: composer, groom, hairdresser, hairstylist, neaten, styler, stylist



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Bar"ber\, n. [OE. barbour, OF. barbeor, F. barbier, as
    if fr. an assumed L. barbator, fr. barba beard. See 1st
    One whose occupation it is to shave or trim the beard, and to
    cut and dress the hair of his patrons.
    {Barber's itch}. See under {Itch}.
    Note: Formerly the barber practiced some offices of surgery,
          such as letting blood and pulling teeth. Hence such
          terms as barber surgeon ( old form barber chirurgeon),
          barber surgery, etc.
  2. \Bar"ber\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Barbered} (?); p. pr. &
    vb. n. {Barbering}.]
    To shave and dress the beard or hair of. --Shak.
  3. \Bar"ber\, n. (Meteor.)
    A storm accompanied by driving ice spicules formed from sea
    water, esp. one occurring on the Gulf of St. Lawrence; -- so
    named from the cutting ice spicules. [Canada]
Easton Bible Dictionary

Found only once, in Ezek. 5:1, where reference is made to the Jewish custom of shaving the head as a sign of mourning. The Nazarites were untouched by the razor from their birth (Num. 6:5). Comp. Judg. 16:19.

Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: beautician, beautifier, bob, clipper, coif, coiffeur, coiffeuse, coiffure, conk, cropper, hairdresser, manicurist, pompadour, process, shaver, shingle, trim, wave