Meaning of “barren” in the English Dictionary

"barren" in British English

See all translations

barrenadjective

uk /ˈbær.ən/ us /ˈber.ən/
barrenness
noun [ U ] uk /ˈbær.ən.nəs/ us /ˈber.ən.nəs/

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

"barren" in American English

See all translations

barrenadjective

us /ˈbær·ən/

(of land) not producing or unable to produce plants:

The landscape was barren, with not a tree or shrub in sight.

old use If a woman is barren, she is unable to have a baby.

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