meaning of byre

byre meaning in General Dictionary

A cow home

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  • a barn for cattle
  • A cow household.

byre meaning in Etymology Dictionary

"cow-shed," Old English byre, perhaps regarding bur "cottage, dwelling, home" (see bower).


byre meaning in General Dictionary

(n.) A cow household.


Sentence Examples with the word byre

Thus the buildings forming the residence of a well-to-do farmer of the bo-aire class as described in the Laws, consisted of a living-house in which he slept and took his meals, a cookinghouse, a kiln for drying corn, a barn, a byre for calves, a sheepfold and a pigsty.

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