Meaning of “byre” in the English Dictionary


"byre" in English

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byrenoun [ C ]

uk /ˈbaɪ.ər/ us /ˈbaɪ.ɚ/ UK old-fashioned

Examples from literature

  • Fumigating the byres with juniper was a method adopted to ward off disease. 
  • It seriously annoyed the Captain at intervals when he came upon his daughter directing operations in barnyard or byre. 
  • Like the house the byre too had been ruined, gutted with flame. 
  • Now the dairy was divided into two parts, the sleeping-room and the byre. 
  • The poultry was shut up, the cattle were all in the byres, there was scarcely a sound of animal life. 

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

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