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Definition of Barrier


  1. A carpentry obstruction, stockade, or other obstacle made in a passage in order to stop an enemy.
  2. A fortress or fortified town, on the frontier of a country, commanding an avenue of approach.
  3. A fence or railing to mark the limits of a place, or to keep back a crowd.
  4. An any obstruction; anything which hinders approach or attack.
  5. Any limit or boundary; a line of separation.

Barrier Quotations

Literature is my Utopia. Here I am not disenfranchised. No barrier of the senses shuts me out from the sweet, gracious discourses of my book friends. They talk to me without embarrassment or awkwardness.
Helen Keller

My parents shared not only an improbable love, they shared an abiding faith in the possibilities of this nation. They would give me an African name, Barack, or blessed, believing that in a tolerant America your name is no barrier to success.
Barack Obama

Problems do not go away. They must be worked through or else they remain, forever a barrier to the growth and development of the spirit.
M. Scott Peck

I have never smuggled anything in my life. Why, then, do I feel an uneasy sense of guilt on approaching a customs barrier?
John Steinbeck

There is no failure except in no longer trying. There is no defeat except from within, no really insurmountable barrier save our own inherent weakness of purpose.
Kin Hubbard
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Barrier Translations

barrier in German is Barriere {f}, Absperrung {f}, Grenzschicht {f}
barrier in Italian is blocco, barriera
barrier in Portuguese is barreira
barrier in Spanish is reja, barrera

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