a rebellion of English nobles (1263–67) against King Henry III, undertaken in an effort to curtail royal prerogatives and extend the powers of the nobles.
either of two civil wars in 13th-century England. The First Barons’ War (1215–17) was precipitated by King John’s failure to observe the terms of Magna Carta: many of the Barons’ grievances were removed by his death (1216) and peace was concluded in 1217. The Second Barons’ War (1264–67) was caused by Henry III’s refusal to accept limitations on his authority: the rebel Barons (led (1264–65) by Simon de Montfort), initially successful, were defeated at the battle of Evesham (1265); sporadic resistance continued until 1267
adjective (of living organisms) growing best in conditions of high atmospheric pressure barophilic bar·o·phil·ic (bār’ō-fĭl’ĭk) adj. Of, relating to, or being a microorganism that thrives under high environmental pressure.
noun a fear of gravity Word Origin Greek baros ‘weight’
(often initial capital letter) of or relating to a style of architecture and art originating in Italy in the early 17th century and variously prevalent in Europe and the New World for a century and a half, characterized by free and sculptural use of the classical orders and ornament, by forms in elevation and plan […]
noun (chem) the diffusion of suspended particles at a rate dependent on external forces