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 Will Barrie burst into the kitchen.
Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1904 Lucy Maud Montgomery

She was not so tall as Barrie as they stood together, she discovered, and she wanted the girl to sit down.
The Heather-Moon C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson

I have read that it is, somewhere—in one of Barrie’s yarns, I think.
The Rise of Roscoe Paine Joseph C. Lincoln

At the age of eighteen, Mr. Barrie entered Edinburgh University.
A Holiday in Bed and Other Sketches J. M. Barrie

“I will run down to Mrs. Barrie’s,” I said, after long thinking.
St. Cuthbert’s Robert E. Knowles

He tells us that Barrie is not himself since his nephew was drowned, that he has aged considerably.
My Wonderful Visit Charlie Chaplin

I suddenly exclaimed, as we were turning into Mrs. Barrie’s house.
St. Cuthbert’s Robert E. Knowles

Under the lash of Mrs. MacDonald’s tongue she would defend herself, and Barrie would go to the wall.
The Heather-Moon C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson

We started from Barrie at half-past two, and arrived at half-past five.
Canada and the Canadians Sir Richard Henry Bonnycastle

(Scot, dialect) very good; attractive
Sir James Matthew. 1860–1937, Scottish dramatist and novelist, noted particularly for his popular children’s play Peter Pan (1904)

Read Also:

  • Barrier

    anything built or serving to bar passage, as a railing, fence, or the like: People may pass through the barrier only when their train is announced. any natural bar or obstacle: a mountain barrier. anything that restrains or obstructs progress, access, etc.: a trade barrier. a limit or boundary of any kind: the barriers of […]

  • Barrier beach

    a sand ridge that rises slightly above the surface of the sea and runs roughly parallel to the shore, from which it is separated by a lagoon. Historical Examples Eastward the barrier beach was looming stark and black against a growing greenish pallor in the sky. The Destroying Angel Louis Joseph Vance At the time […]

  • Barrier cream

    noun a cream used to protect the skin, esp the hands, from dirt and from the action of oils or solvents

  • Barrier island

    a broadened barrier beach, habitable in places, that provides a measure of protection for the mainland, as during hurricanes and tidal waves. Historical Examples This species has not been reported previously from the barrier island of Tamaulipas. Vertebrates from the Barrier Island of Tamaulipas, Mxico Robert K Selander This subspecies is presumably confined in distribution […]

  • Barrier method

    noun a mode of contraception using a device or preparation that prevents live sperm from reaching the ovum

Disclaimer: Barrie definition / meaning should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional. All content on this website is for informational purposes only.