Barriada



a shantytown section on the outskirts of a large city in Latin America.

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  • Barricade

    a defensive barrier hastily constructed, as in a street, to stop an enemy. any barrier that obstructs passage. to obstruct or block with a barricade: barricading the streets to prevent an attack. to shut in and defend with or as if with a barricade: The rebels had barricaded themselves in the old city. Contemporary Examples […]

  • Barricaded

    a defensive barrier hastily constructed, as in a street, to stop an enemy. any barrier that obstructs passage. to obstruct or block with a barricade: barricading the streets to prevent an attack. to shut in and defend with or as if with a barricade: The rebels had barricaded themselves in the old city. Contemporary Examples […]



  • Barricado

    a barricade. to barricade. Historical Examples The Doctor falls down before the barricado, and is stretched all his hapless length fainting on the floor. Recreations of Christopher North, Volume 2 John Wilson I renounce your defiance; if you parley so roughly, I’ll barricado my gates against you. A Select Collection of Old English Plays, Volume […]

  • Barrie

    Sir James M(atthew) 1860–1937, Scottish novelist, short-story writer, and playwright. a city in SE Ontario, in S Canada, NW of Toronto. Historical Examples Barrie said softly, looking out of the open window at the purple night, purple as heather. The Heather-Moon C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson They were just rising from breakfast when […]



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