to shout boisterously for or against a player or team; root or jeer.
to shout for or against.
a building or group of buildings for lodging soldiers, especially in garrison.
any large, plain building in which many people are lodged.
to lodge in barracks.
Contemporary Examples

His barracks at Fort Carson sat near the artillery range and the booming shells sent him trembling under his bed.
PTSD: How the U.S. Army Failed Veteran Courtney Lockhart David Philipps November 9, 2010

The highlight of the festivities was the return of a small part of the Royal Artillery to the barracks.
Welcome to Woolwich, Where English Terrorists Say Sorry While They Murder Peter Pomerantsev May 22, 2013

Each time, the 1920s version of paparazzi found him and trained their telephoto lenses on his barracks.
The Last Hero Brad Gooch November 17, 2010

“There was no evidence of fighters, checkpoints or buildings used as barracks for fighters,” she said.
Surviving Syria’s Incendiary Bomb Attacks Paul Adrian Raymond December 10, 2013

The good news is that the Armed Forces have mostly retreated to the barracks.
Central America’s New Cold War Mac Margolis November 22, 2013

Historical Examples

The headquarters of the Tenth Infantry were established at Carlisle barracks.
Ten years in the ranks, U.S. army Augustus Meyers

Some have been pulled down entirely, and the site used for gaols or barracks.
English Villages P. H. Ditchfield

What do we want with armies and barracks and chaplains in those woods?
Rural Rides William Cobbett

He ordered the soldier to return immediately to the barracks.
My Double Life Sarah Bernhardt

Dusty Rhoads put his cart away and started back to his barracks.
The Scarlet Lake Mystery Harold Leland Goodwin

plural noun (sometimes singular; when pl, sometimes functions as singular)
a building or group of buildings used to accommodate military personnel
any large building used for housing people, esp temporarily
a large and bleak building
to house (people, esp soldiers) in barracks
verb (Brit & Austral, NZ, informal)
to criticize loudly or shout against (a player, team, speaker, etc); jeer
(intransitive) foll by for. to shout support (for)

plural, and usual, form of barrack (q.v.).

1680s, “temporary hut for soldiers during a siege,” from French barraque, from Spanish barraca (mid-13c. in Medieval Latin) “soldier’s tent,” literally “cabin, hut,” perhaps from barro “clay, mud,” which is probably of Celt-Iberian origin. Meaning “permanent building for housing troops” (usually in plural) is attested from 1690s.

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