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BARRAGE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does barrage mean? 

BARRAGE (noun)
  The noun BARRAGE has 2 senses:

1. the rapid and continuous delivery of linguistic communication (spoken or written)
2. the heavy fire of artillery to saturate an area rather than hit a specific target

  Familiarity information: BARRAGE used as a noun is rare.


BARRAGE (verb)
  The verb BARRAGE has 1 sense:

1. address with continuously or persistently, as if with a barrage

  Familiarity information: BARRAGE used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


BARRAGE (noun)


Sense 1barrage [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The rapid and continuous delivery of linguistic communication (spoken or written)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

barrage; bombardment; onslaught; outpouring

Context examples:

a barrage of questions / a bombardment of mail complaining about his mistake

Hypernyms ("barrage" is a kind of...):

language; linguistic communication (a systematic means of communicating by the use of sounds or conventional symbols)


Sense 2barrage [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The heavy fire of artillery to saturate an area rather than hit a specific target

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

barrage fire; shelling; barrage; bombardment; battery

Context examples:

they laid down a barrage in front of the advancing troops / the shelling went on for hours without pausing

Hypernyms ("barrage" is a kind of...):

fire; firing (the act of firing weapons or artillery at an enemy)


BARRAGE (verb)


Sense 1barrage [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Address with continuously or persistently, as if with a barrage

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

barrage; bombard

Context examples:

The speaker was barraged by an angry audience / The governor was bombarded with requests to grant a pardon to the convicted killer

Hypernyms (to "barrage" is one way to...):

assail; assault; attack; lash out; round; snipe (attack in speech or writing)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s somebody


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