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BARRICADE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does barricade mean? 

BARRICADE (noun)
  The noun BARRICADE has 2 senses:

1. a barrier set up by police to stop traffic on a street or road in order to catch a fugitive or inspect traffic etc.
2. a barrier (usually thrown up hastily so as to impede the advance of an enemy)

  Familiarity information: BARRICADE used as a noun is rare.


BARRICADE (verb)
  The verb BARRICADE has 3 senses:

1. render unsuitable for passage
2. prevent access to by barricading
3. block off with barricades

  Familiarity information: BARRICADE used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


BARRICADE (noun)


Sense 1barricade [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A barrier set up by police to stop traffic on a street or road in order to catch a fugitive or inspect traffic etc.

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

barricade; roadblock

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

barrier (a structure or object that impedes free movement)


Sense 2barricade [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A barrier (usually thrown up hastily so as to impede the advance of an enemy)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Context example:

they stormed the barricade

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

barrier (a structure or object that impedes free movement)


BARRICADE (verb)


Sense 1barricade [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Render unsuitable for passage

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

barricade; block; block up; blockade; block off; bar; stop

Context examples:

block the way / barricade the streets / stop the busy road

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

block; close up; impede; jam; obstruct; obturate; occlude (block passage through)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "barricade"):

block off; close off; shut off (block off the passage through)

close (bar access to)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


Sense 2barricade [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Prevent access to by barricading

Classified under:

Verbs of fighting, athletic activities

Context example:

The street where the President lives is always barricaded

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

block; close up; impede; jam; obstruct; obturate; occlude (block passage through)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 3barricade [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Block off with barricades

Classified under:

Verbs of fighting, athletic activities

Synonyms:

barricado; barricade

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

block; close up; impede; jam; obstruct; obturate; occlude (block passage through)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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