meaning of barber

barber meaning in General Dictionary

A storm followed closely by driving ice spicules formed from sea water esp one occurring regarding Gulf of St Lawrence so named from the cutting ice spicules

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  • One whoever profession it's to shave or cut the beard and to cut and dress hair of his patrons
  • To shave and outfit the beard or hair of
  • perform the services of a barber: cut the tresses and/or beard of
  • United States composer (1910-1981)
  • a hairdresser which cuts locks and shaves beards as a trade
  • One whoever profession it's to shave or cut the beard, andu000du000a to cut and dress hair of their clients.
  • To shave and dress the beard or locks of.

barber meaning in Etymology Dictionary

c.1300, from Anglo-French barbour (attested as a surname from very early 13c.), from Old French barbeor, barbieor (contemporary French barbier, that has an even more limited sense compared to English word), from Vulgar Latin *barbatorem, from Latin barba "beard" (see barb (n.)). Initially additionally regular practitioners of surgery, these people were restricted to haircutting and dental care under Henry VIII.


barber meaning in General Dictionary

(n.) One whose profession its to shave or trim the beard, and also to reduce and dress the hair of their clients.

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  • (v. t.) To shave and outfit the beard or hair of.

Sentence Examples with the word barber

Martin, Hultsch and Cantor took this Ctesibius to be a barber of that name who lived in the reign of Ptolemy Euergetes II.

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