Barrier synonyms

băr'ē-ər
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Something that impedes, stands in the way of, or holds up progress
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The definition of a difficulty refers to something that hinders you or causes you to have to face challenges, or the state or condition of being challenged or having a hard time.
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An obstruction.
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A shoe, sandal, etc. with a thick, usually wooden, sole: light clogs are used in clog dancing
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(Law) an interest, right, burden, or liability attached to a title of land, such as a lien or mortgage.
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Something resembling a wall in appearance, function, or construction, as the exterior surface of a body organ or part:
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Necessary but encumbering equipment on a ship.
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Any person or thing that hinders; obstacle; impediment; obstruction
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A usually improvised structure set up, as across a route of access, to obstruct the passage of an enemy or opponent.
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A thing that blocks the way or prevents entrance, departure, or further movement; specif., sandbar
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Anything that obstructs; hindrance
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(Sports) A light portable barrier over which competitors must leap in certain races.
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The act or process of fortifying.
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(Idiomatic) Alternative spelling of stumbling block.
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(Figuratively) A barrier, for example an emotional barrier.
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The definition of a restriction is a limitation.
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(Countable) something that restrains, ties, fastens or secures
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Anything that impedes
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The definition of a drawback is a disadvantage or negative feature.
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A check is the bill a person receives at a restaurant, or a paper order directing your bank to pay money to a third party from your bank account.
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(Nonstandard) A thing that slows the development of an illness.
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A halt or stay, as on a trip:
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One that causes something to stop:
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Anything that stops movement or progress; obstruction, obstacle, or hindrance
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A postponement, especially of an execution or other punishment.
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The definition of a bulwark is something or someone that provides defense or protection.
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An embankment of earth, usually surmounted by a parapet, encircling a castle, fort, etc., for defense against attack
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A wall of wooden stakes, used as a defensive barrier
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A detachment of one or more troops, ships, or aircraft held in readiness or advanced to warn of an enemy's approach:
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Something that blocks or obstructs a road.
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A minor fortification constructed beyond a main defensive position or fortification.
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The definition of an embankment is an area of material used to support a roadway or to hold back water.
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A fortification consisting of a wall.
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By extension, any form of formal isolation of something, especially with the force of law or arms.
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A deep, broad ditch dug around a fortress or castle, and often filled with water, for protection against invasion
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A long, narrow ditch dug by soldiers for cover and concealment, with the removed earth heaped up in front
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Strands of wire twisted together, with barbs at regular, close intervals, used for fencing or military barriers
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(Historical) A portion of Russia in which Jews were permitted to live.
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(Informal) One that is intolerable, remarkable, or extreme in some other way:
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The definition of a boundary is a line or something else that marks a limit or border.
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A barrier made of iron in the theatre, lowered between the stage and the auditorium for safety or to prevent communication.
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A political and ideological barrier between the West and the Communist countries of Asia after the Chinese revolution of 1949.
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A roughly-defined geographical area.
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The right, permission, or power to come and go freely:
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An area near, alongside, or enclosed by a boundary
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A series of closely linked or connected things:
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Restraining elements:
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The definition of a dam is something that holds back water, or the body of water that is being held.
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A plan or system for defending
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A portal of entry into a building, room or vehicle, consisting of a rigid plane movable on a hinge. Doors are frequently made of wood or metal. May have a handle to help open and close, a latch to hold the door closed, and a lock that ensures the door cannot be opened without the key.
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A fortified place; fort
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(Sports & Games) A race or contest in which contestants are given advantages or compensations to equalize the chances of winning.
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A line of people or objects forming a barrier:
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A connected series of public conveyances, as a roadbed or railway track; and hence, an established arrangement for forwarding merchandise, etc.
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The metal bar that makes the track for a railroad.
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A structure made of a rail, often connecting a series of upright members, that is used as a guard or barrier or for support, as on a balcony or next to a staircase.
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A similar fenced or enclosed area, especially one used for protection.
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Any condition, circumstance, opportunity or means, particularly favorable to success, or to any desired end.
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Something that provides help, support, or relief, such as money or supplies:
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(Usually uncountable) One or more people employed to help in the maintenance of a house or the operation of a farm or enterprise.
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The act or an instance of becoming open or being made to open:
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Something that separates or divides, as an interior wall dividing one room from another
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A pleading in common law denying an allegation of fact in an adversary’s pleading or contesting that the adversary lacked adequate knowledge to make such an allegation in the first place. See also denial.
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(Computing) A piece of source code or other content that is dynamically retrieved for inclusion in another item.
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A thought, notion, or utterance:
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An unobstructed area of land or water:
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The definition of a limitation is a restriction or a defect, or the act of imposing restrictions.
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(Engineering) The work of excavating or building embankments
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An opening in a wall or fence for entrance or exit.
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A section of mesh held in a frame, for use as in a window or door to keep insects out, serve as a barrier, etc.
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A dead or partly dead tree that is still standing.
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A group of peaks of the Sierra Nevada in east-central California rising to 4,341 m (14,242 ft).
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