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Definition of barren:

  1. Noting a woman who has borne no children by reason of sterility in herself.
  2. Not producing young, or fruit, or ideas; unproductive; unfruitful; uninventive.
  3. Any unproductive tract of land; in the Western States of America, land, not unproductive, but partly prairie and partly covered with stunted trees. Barren flowers, either those which have stamens, but no pistils, or which have neither stamens nor pistils.

Common misspellings for barren:

baren, barran, berren, carren, barrer.

Barren \b(ar)-ren\

Meaning:
young warrior
Origin:
German
Details:
Barren as a boy's name is a variant of Baron (Old German, Old English), and the meaning of Barren is "young warrior".
Meaning:
Barron, Bren, Brien, Barney, Beyren, Bryen, Byren, Biren.

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Examples of usage for barren:

  1. After this there came a blank of many days: idle, barren days, in which I did nothing, knew nothing except that I suffered. "To-morrow?" , Victoria Cross.
  2. You can find the pleasure at least of doing good work in it; but I couldn't find anything in it but a barren amusement. "A Hazard of New Fortunes, Part Fifth" , William Dean Howells.
  3. That a punishment should await them, that as time went on and youthful passion diminished, their lives should be barren and silent and cold for want of all those things: children, legal bonds, social recognition, by which their union should fall short of a real marriage; this they could never anticipate. "The Countess of Albany" , Violet Paget (AKA Vernon Lee).

Quotes for barren:

  1. My icons do not raise up the blessed savior in elaborate cathedrals. They are constructed concentrations celebrating barren rooms. They bring a limited light. - Dan Flavin
  2. As you may know, some of the stereotyped behaviors exhibited by autistic children are also found in zoo animals who are raised in a barren environment. - Temple Grandin
  3. A few men own from ten thousand to two hundred thousand acres each. The poor Laborer can find no resting place, save on the barren mountain, or in the trackless desert. - Denis Kearney
  4. Revenge is barren of itself: it is the dreadful food it feeds on; its delight is murder, and its end is despair. - Friedrich Schiller
  5. Time turns the old days to derision, Our loves into corpses or wives; And marriage and death and division Make barren our lives. - Algernon Charles Swinburne

Rhymes for barren:

  1. baron, barron, carron, daren, farran, garron.
  2. gagarin.
  3. karren, sharron.
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