barrier barrier  /ˈbæ ri ər/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a structure or object that impedes free movement
  2. (n) any condition that makes it difficult to make progress or to achieve an objective
  3. (n) anything serving to maintain separation by obstructing vision or access

Usage(s):

  1. He thrilled fans, shattered baseball's color barrier and changed the face of the nation.
  2. Aided by one man who survived his own attempt, a campaign to build a barrier to prevent suicides on the landmark bridge is causing a stir in San Francisco.
  3. Those five barriers must be overcome before the political system reacts.

News

  1. Clinton putting up barrier to fight crime

    A number of break-ins in a Clinton neighborhood led officials to make plans to put up a barricade that will block access from outside the city in that area. Clinton's Public Works Department will put up the barricade on Eastside Drive in the Easthaven neighborhood at Shaw Road in the coming days, city officials said. The barrier will eliminate one entrance into the neighborhood near the Clinton ...
    on June 21, 2013     Source: WAPT Jackson

  2. South Hill Road barrier helping reduce crime

    A barrier on South Hill Road has reduced crime and traffic accidents.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: KIMA Yakima

  3. NYC airport builds turtle barrier to guard runway

    NYC airport builds turtle barrier to guard runway During last year's mating season, airport employees had to carry 1,300 turtles off the tarmac. The New York Post reports (http://bit.ly/11GpIYw ) that the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is hoping an 8-inch-wide barrier made of plastic piping will help keep the turtles off the runway this year.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: seattlepi.com

Quotes

  1. President Obama yesterday said Shriver "taught our nation - and our world - that no physical or mental barrier can restrain the power of the human spirit."
    on Aug 12, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

  2. "We must not allow our justified loathing of the horrors and tragedies of the past to become a barrier to creating a better and more stable future for our children," Paisley said after the meeting at Belfast's imposing assembly building.
    on Mar 25, 2007 By: Ian Paisley Source: Reuters

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