Meaning of “barn” in the English Dictionary

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"barn" in British English

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barnnoun [ C ]

uk /bɑːn/ us /bɑːrn/

C2 a large building on a farm in which animals or hay (= dried grass) and grain are kept

Examples

  • The house, a former barn, has been attractively converted.
  • The escaped prisoners lay up in a barn for a few weeks, until the search had been called off.
  • The sheep were penned in behind the barn.
  • The barn of the other side of the farmyard is full of hay bales.
  • The property includes two fine twelfth-century timber barns, once used for storing grain.

(Definition of “barn” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"barn" in American English

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barnnoun [ C ]

us /bɑrn/

a large building on a farm in which hay (= dried grass) and grain and often farm animals are kept

(Definition of “barn” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)