AskDefine | Define barrow

Dictionary Definition



1 the quantity that a barrow will hold [syn: barrowful]
2 (archeology) a heap of earth placed over prehistoric tombs [syn: burial mound, grave mound, tumulus]
3 a cart for carrying small loads; has handles and one or more wheels [syn: garden cart, lawn cart, wheelbarrow]

User Contributed Dictionary



  • (UK): /ˈbær.əʊ/, /"b

Extensive Definition

Barrow may refer to:
  • a cart or flat rectangular tray with handles at each end; for example, a wheelbarrow
  • a tumulus, a large mound of earth or stone placed over a burial site
  • a castrated pig


United Kingdom


United States

  • Barrow, Alaska, a city in North Slope Borough
    • Point Barrow, a headland 9 miles northeast of the town of Barrow, the northernmost point of the United States
  • Barrow, Illinois, an unincorporated community in Greene County


The Moon




  • Barrow A.F.C., an English football (soccer) team based in the town of Barrow-in-Furness
  • Barrow Raiders, a British rugby league team from Barrow-in-Furness


See also

barrow in Czech: Barrow
barrow in German: Barrow
barrow in Spanish: Barrow
barrow in French: Barrow
barrow in Italian: Barrow
barrow in Dutch: Barrow
barrow in Japanese: バロー
barrow in Norwegian: Barrow
barrow in Russian: Барроу
barrow in Slovak: Barrow
barrow in Volapük: Barrow

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

anthill, arch, beehive tomb, boar, bone house, boundary stone, box grave, brae, brass, burial, burial chamber, burial mound, bust, butte, cairn, catacombs, cenotaph, charnel house, cist, cist grave, column, cromlech, cross, crypt, cup, cyclolith, deep six, dokhma, dolmen, down, drumlin, dune, fell, foothills, footstone, gilt, grave, gravestone, headstone, hill, hillock, hoarstone, hog, house of death, hummock, inscription, knob, knoll, last home, long home, low green tent, low house, marker, mastaba, mausoleum, megalith, memento, memorial, memorial arch, memorial column, memorial statue, memorial stone, menhir, molehill, monolith, monstrance, monticle, monticule, monument, moor, mound, mummy chamber, narrow house, necrology, obelisk, obituary, ossuarium, ossuary, passage grave, pig, piggy, piglet, pigling, pillar, pit, plaque, porker, prize, pyramid, razorback, reliquary, remembrance, resting place, ribbon, rostral column, sand dune, sepulcher, shaft, shaft grave, shoat, shrine, sow, stela, stone, stupa, suckling pig, swell, swine, tablet, testimonial, tomb, tombstone, tope, tower of silence, trophy, tumulus, tusker, vault, wild boar
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