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Definition of Barn


  1. A covered building used chiefly for storing grain, hay, and other productions of a farm. In the United States a part of the barn is often used for stables.
  2. To lay up in a barn.
  3. A child. [Obs.] See Bairn.

Barn Quotations

Any jackass can kick down a barn, but it takes a good carpenter to build one.
Sam Rayburn

A jackass can kick a barn down, but it takes a carpenter to build one.
Sam Rayburn

My father kept me busy from dawn to dusk when I was a kid. When I wasn't pitching hay, hauling corn or running a tractor, I was heaving a baseball into his mitt behind the barn... If all the parents in the country followed his rule, juvenile delinquency would be cut in half in a year's time.
Bob Feller

This mug of mine is as plain as a barn door. Why should people pay 35 cents to look at it?
Spencer Tracy

The harsh truth is, most red-haired men look like blondes who've spoiled from lack of refrigeration. They look like brown-haired men who've been composted out behind the barn. Yet that same pigmentation that on a man can resemble leaf mold or junkyard rust, a woman wears like a tiara of rubies.
Tom Robbins
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Barn Translations

barn in Danish is barak, lade
barn in Dutch is loods, keet, schuur, barak
barn in German is Scheune
barn in Italian is granaio
barn in Portuguese is celeiro
barn in Spanish is puesto, granero, cobertizo
barn in Swedish is lada
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