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Definitions of barber

  1. perform the services of a barber: cut the hair and/ or beard of
  2. a hairdresser who cuts hair and shaves beards as a trade
  3. United States composer ( 1910- 1981)
  4. One whose occupation it is to shave or trim the beard, and to cut and dress the hair of his patrons.
  5. To shave and dress the beard or hair of.
  6. A storm accompanied by driving ice spicules formed from sea water, esp. one occurring on the Gulf of St. Lawrence; - so named from the cutting ice spicules.
  7. One whose business is to shave the beard and cut and dress the hair.
  8. One who shaves beards.
  9. One who cuts the hair, shaves the beard, etc.
  10. One who shaves beards, and cuts and dresses hair.

Usage examples for barber

  1. When, at the end of a week, the barber claims his apprentice, the child does not understand: he has completely forgotten the city and the dirty barber- shop; and the return is very sad. – Contemporary Russian Novelists by Serge Persky
  2. The barber ran a hand through the boy's light- brown hair. – The Electronic Mind Reader by John Blaine
  3. Have you had any report from poor Barber? – Tomaso's Fortune and Other Stories by Henry Seton Merriman
  4. Here my barber came in, and she left me. – The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  5. " Of course there's a new barber. – The Electronic Mind Reader by John Blaine
  6. I know, because Father told me the story lots of times; and besides, I've heard him and Mr Barber talking about it so often that I'm not likely to forget a word of it. – The Strange Adventures of Eric Blackburn by Harry Collingwood
  7. The next enterprise was with a barber, who carried his new brass basin on his head, so that it suggested to Don Quixote the famous helmet of Mambrino. – The Worlds Greatest Books Vol. II: Fiction by Arthur Mee, J. A. Hammerton, Eds.
  8. This is ruin to the barber. – A Collection of College Words and Customs by Benjamin Homer Hall
  9. The barber shook his head. – Sube Cane by Edward Bellamy Partridge
  10. Meanwhile, should the barber be summoned at once? – The Valley of Decision by Edith Wharton
  11. After all, a barber is human- he has to talk to somebody, and it might as well be you. – Cobb's Anatomy by Irvin S. Cobb
  12. I slipped down off the roof, went out on the guards, and called all the men into the barber shop. – Forty Years a Gambler on the Mississippi by George H. Devol
  13. I pinned a clean towel round my neck, barber fashion, and pulling the pins out of my hair, shook it down over my shoulders. – The Motor Maid by Alice Muriel Williamson and Charles Norris Williamson
  14. There his first care was to submit himself to the hands of the barber who, after a glance at his client's bandaged head, muddy clothes and shaggy beard, coughed ominously and relapsed into a most unbarber- like reserve. – Okewood of the Secret Service by Valentine Williams
  15. The Barber brace represents the ultimate sophistication of a tool, achieved through an expanded industrial technology rather than by an extended or newly found use for the device itself. – Woodworking Tools 1600-1900 by Peter C. Welsh
  16. " So it is," said the other one; and it turned out to be the curate and the barber of Don Quixote's own village. – The Story of Don Quixote by Arvid Paulson, Clayton Edwards, and Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
  17. They were standing at a front window, watching Matthews cross the parade- ground to the barber- shop. – The Plow-Woman by Eleanor Gates
  18. In the woods when the pines sing it is not these I hear but the lone tree by the Barber mansion. – Confessions of Boyhood by John Albee
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