barrage


barrage
bar|rage1 [ˈbæra:ʒ US bəˈra:ʒ] n
1.) [C usually singular]
the continuous firing of guns, dropping of bombs etc, especially to protect soldiers as they move towards an enemy
barrage of
a barrage of anti-aircraft fire
2.) [singular]
a lot of criticism, questions, complaints etc that are said at the same time, or very quickly one after another
barrage of
a barrage of questions
barrage 2
bar|rage2 [ˈbæra:ʒ US ˈba:rıdʒ] n
a wall of earth, stones etc built across a river to provide water for farming or to prevent flooding

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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  • barrage — [ baraʒ ] n. m. • XIIe; de barrer → barre 1 ♦ Action de barrer (un passage). Le barrage d une rue. Tir de barrage. Loc. Faire barrage à (qqn, qqch.) :empêcher de passer, et fig. d agir (cf. Barrer la route, faire obstacle). 2 ♦ Ce qui barre, sert …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • barrage — barrage1 [bə räzh′, bəräj′] n. [Fr, in tir de barrage, barrier fire: see BARRAGE2] 1. a curtain of artillery fire laid down to keep enemy forces from moving, or to cover or prepare the way for one s own forces, esp. in attack 2. a heavy,… …   English World dictionary

  • barrage — (n.) 1859, action of barring; man made barrier in a stream, from Fr. barrer to stop, from barre bar, from O.Fr. barre (see BAR (Cf. bar) (n.1)). Artillery sense is 1916, from World War I French phrase tir de barrage barrier fire intended to… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Barrage — Linen cloth of fine quality in fancy designs, made at Caen. The makers supply three standard cloths, fine, common, small barrage. The figures have the ornament developed with worsted …   Dictionary of the English textile terms

  • barrage — [n1] weapon fire battery, blast, bombardment, broadside, cannonade, crossfire, curtain of fire, discharge, enfilade, fire, fusillade, gunfire, hail, salvo, shelling, shower, storm, volley; concept 320 barrage [n2] profusion of something assault,… …   New thesaurus

  • Barrage — Bar rage, n. [F., fr. barrer to bar, from barre bar.] (Engin.) An artificial bar or obstruction placed in a river or watercourse to increase the depth of water; as, the barrages of the Nile. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • barrage — barrage. См. барраж. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • Barrage — (fr., spr. Barrahsch), Brückenzoll, Wegegeld …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Barrage — (franz., spr. āsch ), Sperre, die einen Weg oder Fluß sperrende Schranke; das hier zu erhebende Wegegeld; Sicherung der Lagerfässer vor dem Fortrollen durch Querhölzer …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Barrage — (frz., spr. ahsch), Absperrung (einer Straße, eines Flusses); Schlagbaum; Wegegeld; Sicherung der Lagerfässer vor dem Wegrollen durch Querhölzer …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Barrage — (frz. –asch), Weggeld, Brückenzoll, die Strebhölzer am Faßboden …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon


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