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Another word for barrier

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Noun
  1. A solid structure that encloses an area or separates one area from another

      1. An upright structure of masonry, wood, plaster, or other building material serving to enclose, divide, or protect an area, especially a vertical construction forming an inner partition or exterior siding of a building.
      2. A continuous structure of masonry or other material forming a rampart and built for defensive purposes.
      3. A structure of stonework, cement, or other material built to retain a flow of water.
      1. The act or process of dividing something into parts.
      2. The state of being so divided.
      3. Something that divides or separates, as a wall dividing one room or cubicle from another.
  2. Something that impedes or prevents entry or passage

      1. An upright structure of masonry, wood, plaster, or other building material serving to enclose, divide, or protect an area, especially a vertical construction forming an inner partition or exterior siding of a building.
      2. A continuous structure of masonry or other material forming a rampart and built for defensive purposes.
      3. A structure of stonework, cement, or other material built to retain a flow of water.
      1. To travel or pass across, over, or through:
      2. To move to and fro over; cross and recross:
      3. To go up, down, or across (a slope) diagonally, as in skiing.
      1. To close (an opening or hole) by covering, filling in, or plugging up:
      2. To constrict (an opening or orifice):
      3. To obstruct or block passage on (a road, for example).
      1. A dead or partly dead tree that is still standing.
      2. A tree or a part of a tree that is sunken in or protrudes above a body of water and is a danger to navigation.
      3. A snaggletooth.
      1. Something that obstructs; an obstacle:
      2. The act of obstructing:
      3. The condition of being obstructed:
      1. Something that stands in the way of or holds up progress:
      1. Something that impedes; a hindrance or obstruction.
      2. Something that obstructs the making of a legal contract.
      3. A physical defect, especially one that interferes with speech.
      1. A light portable barrier over which competitors must leap in certain races.
      2. A race in which a series of such barriers must be jumped without the competitors' breaking their stride.
      3. A leaping step made off one foot as means of maximizing spring at the end of an approach, as to a dive.
      1. The act of hindering:
      2. The condition of being hindered.
      3. Something that hinders; an impediment.
      1. To prevent the free movement, action, or progress of:
      2. Necessary but encumbering equipment on a ship.
      1. An obstruction or hindrance.
      2. A weight, such as a block, attached to the leg of an animal to hinder movement.
      3. A heavy, traditionally wooden-soled shoe.
      1. The act of obstructing.
      2. An obstruction.
      1. A solid piece of a hard substance, such as wood, having one or more flat sides.
      2. Such a piece used as a construction member or as a support.
      3. Such a piece upon which chopping or cutting is done:
      1. A usually improvised structure set up, as across a route of access, to obstruct the passage of an enemy or opponent.
      2. A usually temporary structure set up to restrict or control the movement of people or conveyances:
      3. Something that serves as an obstacle; a barrier:
      1. A relatively long, straight, rigid piece of solid material used as a fastener, support, barrier, or structural or mechanical member.
      2. A solid oblong block of a substance or combination of ingredients, such as soap or candy.
      3. Any of various flat baked confections that are typically dense and harder than cakes and served cut into rectangular pieces.
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Noun
      1. A political and ideological barrier between the West and the Communist countries of Asia after the Chinese revolution of 1949.
      1. The military, political, and ideological barrier established between the Soviet bloc and western Europe from 1945 to 1990.
      2. A barrier that prevents free exchange of ideas and information:
      1. Something that indicates a border or limit.
      2. The border or limit so indicated.
      1. The point, edge, or line beyond which something ends, may not go, or is not allowed:
      2. The boundary surrounding a specific area; bounds:
      3. Something that restricts or restrains; a restraint:
      1. A stake or pointed stick; a picket.
      2. A fence enclosing an area.
      3. The area enclosed by a fence or boundary.
      1. The state of being entangled; intricate and confused involution.
      2. That which entangles; intricacy; perplexity.
      3. Specifically, in fortification, an obstruction placed in front or on the flank of a fortification, to impede an enemy's approach.
      1. Twisted strands of fence wire with barbs at regular intervals.
      1. A deep furrow or ditch.
      2. A long narrow ditch embanked with its own soil and used for concealment and protection in warfare.
      3. A long, steep-sided valley on the ocean floor.
      1. A deep wide ditch, usually filled with water, typically surrounding a fortified medieval town, fortress, or castle as a protection against assault.
      2. A ditch similar to one surrounding a fortification:
      3. To surround with or as if with a moat.
      1. The isolation of a nation, area, city, or harbor by hostile ships or forces in order to prevent the entrance and exit of traffic and commerce.
      2. The forces used to effect this isolation.
      3. To set up a blockade against:
      1. A low protective wall or railing along the edge of a raised structure such as a roof or balcony.
      2. An earthen or stone embankment protecting soldiers from enemy fire.
      1. The act of embanking.
      2. A mound of earth or stone built to hold back water or to support a roadway.
      1. To work better or faster than.
      2. To complete (something); work (something) out.
      3. A minor fortification constructed beyond a main defensive position or fortification.
      1. A temporary, quickly constructed fortification, usually breast-high.
      1. An earthen embankment, especially one used as a fortification.
      2. Excavation and embankment of earth.
      3. A work of art made by altering an area of land or a natural geographic feature, especially on a large scale.
      1. A barricade or obstruction across a road set up to prevent the escape or passage, as of a fugitive or enemy troops.
      2. An obstruction in a road, as fallen rocks or trees.
      3. Something, such as a situation or condition, that prevents further progress toward an accomplishment.
      1. A pointed stake often driven into the ground to support a fence, secure a tent, tether animals, mark points in surveying, or, when pointed at the top, serve as a defense.
      2. A detachment of one or more troops, ships, or aircraft held in readiness or advanced to warn of an enemy's approach:
      3. A person or group of persons stationed outside a place of employment, usually during a strike, to express grievance or protest and discourage entry by nonstriking employees or customers.
      1. A fence of pales forming a defense barrier or fortification.
      2. One of the pales of such a fence.
      3. A line of lofty steep cliffs, usually along a river.
      1. An upright structure of masonry, wood, plaster, or other building material serving to enclose, divide, or protect an area, especially a vertical construction forming an inner partition or exterior siding of a building.
      2. A continuous structure of masonry or other material forming a rampart and built for defensive purposes.
      3. A structure of stonework, cement, or other material built to retain a flow of water.
      1. A fortification consisting of an embankment, often with a parapet built on top.
      2. A means of protection or defense; a bulwark.
      3. To fortify or surround with a rampart.
      1. A usually improvised structure set up, as across a route of access, to obstruct the passage of an enemy or opponent.
      2. A usually temporary structure set up to restrict or control the movement of people or conveyances:
      3. Something that serves as an obstacle; a barrier:
      1. A wall or embankment raised as a defensive fortification; a rampart.
      2. Something serving as a defense or safeguard:
      3. A breakwater.
      1. To continue to be in a place or condition:
      2. To remain or sojourn as a guest or lodger:
      3. To linger or wait in order to do or experience something:
      1. A solid piece of a hard substance, such as wood, having one or more flat sides.
      2. Such a piece used as a construction member or as a support.
      3. Such a piece upon which chopping or cutting is done:
      1. A device, such as a cork or plug, that is inserted to close an opening.
      2. One that causes something to stop:
      3. A card or cards enabling one to prevent one's opponents from winning all the tricks in a particular suit in a hand of bridge.
      1. To close (an opening or hole) by covering, filling in, or plugging up:
      2. To constrict (an opening or orifice):
      3. To obstruct or block passage on (a road, for example).
      1. something that encumbers; hindrance; obstruction; burden
      2. a dependent, esp. a child
      3. a lien, charge, or claim attached to real property, as a mortgage
      1. Intended or used to prevent or hinder; acting as an obstacle:
      2. Carried out to deter expected aggression by hostile forces.
      3. Preventing or slowing the course of an illness or disease; prophylactic:
      1. A piece of paper that is a negotiable instrument drawn on a bank and payable on demand to the person identified as the payee. A piece of paper that is a negotiable instrument drawn on a bank and payable on demand to the person identified as the payee.
      1. A disadvantage or inconvenience.
      2. A refund or remittance, such as a discount on duties or taxes for goods destined for reexport.
      1. To give permission or opportunity to; allow:
      2. To cause to; make:
      3. Used as an auxiliary in the imperative to express a command, request, or proposal:
      1. Something that impedes; a hindrance or obstruction.
      2. Something that obstructs the making of a legal contract.
      3. A physical defect, especially one that interferes with speech.
      1. The act of restraining:
      2. The condition of being restrained, especially the condition of losing one's freedom:
      3. An influence that inhibits or restrains:
      1. The act of limiting or the state of being limited:
      2. A limiting rule or condition; a restriction:
      3. A shortcoming or defect:
      1. The action of restricting or the state of being restricted:
      2. Something that restricts; a regulation or limitation:
      1. A structure serving as an enclosure, a barrier, or a boundary, usually made of posts or stakes joined together by boards, wire, or rails.
      2. An adjustable guide with a flat edge used on a table saw and positioned parallel to the plane of the cutting attachment in order to keep the board properly positioned for the cut to be made at the correct distance from the board's edge.
      3. One who receives and sells stolen goods.
      1. The science of fortifying.
      2. The act or process of fortifying.
      3. Something that serves to fortify, especially military works erected to fortify a position or place.
      1. A light portable barrier over which competitors must leap in certain races.
      2. A race in which a series of such barriers must be jumped without the competitors' breaking their stride.
      3. A leaping step made off one foot as means of maximizing spring at the end of an approach, as to a dive.
      1. Something that stands in the way of or holds up progress:
      1. The act of hindering:
      2. The condition of being hindered.
      3. Something that hinders; an impediment.
      1. The condition or quality of being difficult:
      2. Something not easily done, accomplished, comprehended, or solved:
      3. A troublesome or embarrassing state of affairs, especially of financial affairs:
      1. Something that obstructs; an obstacle:
      2. The act of obstructing:
      3. The condition of being obstructed:
      1. A relatively long, straight, rigid piece of solid material used as a fastener, support, barrier, or structural or mechanical member.
      2. A solid oblong block of a substance or combination of ingredients, such as soap or candy.
      3. Any of various flat baked confections that are typically dense and harder than cakes and served cut into rectangular pieces.