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Definition 1: a cylindrical container that holds liquids - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for barrel in the sense of this definition

(barrel is a kind of ...) an object used as a container (especially for liquids)

(... is a kind of barrel ) a barrel that holds beer

(... is a kind of barrel ) a large cask especially one holding a volume equivalent to 2 butts or 252 gals

(... is a kind of barrel ) a disassembled barrel; the parts packed for storage or shipment

(... is a kind of barrel ) a barrel holding vinegar in which cucumbers are pickled

(... is a kind of barrel ) small cask or barrel

(... is a kind of barrel ) a large cask especially one holding 63 gals

(... is a kind of barrel ) a large cask (especially one holding a volume equivalent to 2 hogsheads or 126 gallons)

(... is a kind of barrel ) a barrel that holds wine

(barrel is a part of ...) a rigid circular band of metal or wood or other material used for holding or fastening or hanging or pulling

"there was still a rusty iron hoop for tying a horse"

(barrel is a part of ...) one of several thin slats of wood forming the sides of a barrel or bucket

(barrel is a part of ...) a plug for a bunghole in a cask

(barrel is a part of ...) a plug used to close a hole in a barrel or flask

(barrel is a part of ...) opening in the rear of the barrel of a gun where bullets can be loaded

Definition 2: a tube through which a bullet travels when a gun is fired - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for barrel in the sense of this definition

(barrel is a kind of ...) conduit consisting of a long hollow object (usually cylindrical) used to hold and conduct objects or liquids or gases

(... is part of barrel) a weapon that discharges a missile at high velocity (especially from a metal tube or barrel)

Definition 3: any of various units of capacity - [noun denoting quantity]

Samples where barrel or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a barrel of beer is 31 gallons and a barrel of oil is 42 gallons

Synonyms for barrel in the sense of this definition

(barrel is a kind of ...) a liquid unit officially adopted in the United States Customary System

(barrel is a kind of ...) a unit of measure for capacity officially adopted in the British Imperial System; British units are both dry and wet

(barrel is a part of ...) United States liquid unit equal to 4 quarts or 3.785 liters

(barrel is a part of ...) a British imperial capacity measure (liquid or dry) equal to 4 quarts or 4.545 liters

(... is part of barrel) a British unit of capacity for alcoholic beverages

Definition 4: the quantity that a barrel (of any size) will hold - [noun denoting quantity]

Synonyms for barrel in the sense of this definition

(barrel is a kind of ...) the quantity that a container will hold

Definition 5: a bulging cylindrical shape; hollow with flat ends - [noun denoting shape]

Synonyms for barrel in the sense of this definition

(barrel is a kind of ...) a surface generated by rotating a parallel line around a fixed line

Definition 6: put in barrels - [verb of contact]

(barrel is a kind of ...) put into a certain place or abstract location

"Put your things here" "Set the tray down" "Set the dogs on the scent of the missing children" "Place emphasis on a certain point"

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