What does barrage mean?

barrage meaning in General Dictionary

An artificial bar or obstruction placed in a river or watercourse to increase the level of liquid because the barrages of the Nile

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  • address with continuously or persistently, as if with a barrage
  • the fast and constant delivery of linguistic communication (talked or written)
  • the hefty fire of artillery to saturate a location as opposed to strike a particular target
  • An artificial bar or obstruction put into a river or liquid program to boost the level of liquid; because, the barrages of this Nile.

barrage meaning in Etymology Dictionary

1859, "action of barring; man-made buffer in a stream," from French barrer "to avoid," from barre "bar," from Old French barre (see bar (n.1)). Artillery sense is 1916, from World War I French expression tir de barrage "barrier fire" meant to isolate the objective. As a verb by 1917. Associated: Barraged; barraging.


barrage meaning in Sports Dictionary

See "Jump-off". (recreation: Show leaping)

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  • A fence-off between competitors who have tied in bout victories. (sport: Fencing)

barrage - French to English

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barrage meaning in General Dictionary

(letter.) An artificial bar or obstruction put into a river or liquid program to increase the depth of liquid; as, the barrages associated with the Nile.


Sentence Examples with the word barrage

As originally designed, the flooring of the barrage from up-stream to downstream face was 111.50 ft.

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