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In the sixties, everyone you knew became famous. My flatmate was Terence Stamp. My barber was Vidal Sassoon. David Hockney did the menu in a restaurant I went to. I didn't know anyone unknown who didn't become famous.
Michael Caine

Meaning of "barber" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD BARBER

From Old French barbeor, from barbe beard, from Latin barba.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF BARBER

barber  [ˈbɑːbə] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF BARBER

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Barber is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb barber in English.

WHAT DOES BARBER MEAN IN ENGLISH?

barber

Barber

A barber is a person whose occupation is mainly to cut, dress, groom, style and shave men's and boys' hair. A barber's place of work is known as a "barber shop" or a "barber's". Barber shops are also places of social interaction and public discourse. In some instances, barbershops are also public forums. They are the locations of open debates, voicing public concerns, and engaging citizens in discussions about contemporary issues. They were also influential in helping shape male identity. In previous times, barbers also performed surgery and dentistry. With the development of safety razors and the decreasing prevalence of beards, in American and Commonwealth cultures, most barbers specialize in cutting men's hair. Many barbers may still deal with facial hair if requested.

Definition of barber in the English dictionary

The first definition of barber in the dictionary is a person whose business is cutting men's hair and shaving or trimming beards. Other definition of barber is to cut the hair of. Barber is also to shave or trim the beard of.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO BARBER

PRESENT

Present
I barber
you barber
he/she/it barbers
we barber
you barber
they barber
Present continuous
I am barbering
you are barbering
he/she/it is barbering
we are barbering
you are barbering
they are barbering
Present perfect
I have barbered
you have barbered
he/she/it has barbered
we have barbered
you have barbered
they have barbered
Present perfect continuous
I have been barbering
you have been barbering
he/she/it has been barbering
we have been barbering
you have been barbering
they have been barbering
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I barbered
you barbered
he/she/it barbered
we barbered
you barbered
they barbered
Past continuous
I was barbering
you were barbering
he/she/it was barbering
we were barbering
you were barbering
they were barbering
Past perfect
I had barbered
you had barbered
he/she/it had barbered
we had barbered
you had barbered
they had barbered
Past perfect continuous
I had been barbering
you had been barbering
he/she/it had been barbering
we had been barbering
you had been barbering
they had been barbering
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will barber
you will barber
he/she/it will barber
we will barber
you will barber
they will barber
Future continuous
I will be barbering
you will be barbering
he/she/it will be barbering
we will be barbering
you will be barbering
they will be barbering
Future perfect
I will have barbered
you will have barbered
he/she/it will have barbered
we will have barbered
you will have barbered
they will have barbered
Future perfect continuous
I will have been barbering
you will have been barbering
he/she/it will have been barbering
we will have been barbering
you will have been barbering
they will have been barbering
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would barber
you would barber
he/she/it would barber
we would barber
you would barber
they would barber
Conditional continuous
I would be barbering
you would be barbering
he/she/it would be barbering
we would be barbering
you would be barbering
they would be barbering
Conditional perfect
I would have barber
you would have barber
he/she/it would have barber
we would have barber
you would have barber
they would have barber
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been barbering
you would have been barbering
he/she/it would have been barbering
we would have been barbering
you would have been barbering
they would have been barbering
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you barber
we let´s barber
you barber
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to barber
Past participle
barbered
Present Participle
barbering
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH BARBER


araba
əˈrɑːbə
arba
ˈɑːbə
Arber
ˈɑːbə
arbor
ˈɑːbə
arbour
ˈɑːbə
aufgabe
ˈaʊfˌɡɑːbə
Babar
ˈbɑːbə
Baber
ˈbɑːbə
Babur
ˈbɑːbə
Barbour
ˈbɑːbə
casaba
kəˈsɑːbə
Gabar
ˈɡɑːbə
harbour
ˈhɑːbə
Kaaba
ˈkɑːbə
Lualaba
ˌluːəˈlɑːbə
macabre
məˈkɑːbə
Orizaba
ˌɔːrɪˈzɑːbə
PABA
ˈpɑːbə
Saba
ˈsɑːbə
Shaba
ˈʃɑːbə

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE BARBER

barbecuer
barbecuing
barbed
barbed wire
barbed wire entanglements
barbed wire fence
barbed-wire grass
barbel
barbell
barbellate
barber´s itch
barber´s pole
barber´s rash
Barbera
barberries
barberry
barbershop
barbershop quartet
Barberton daisy
barbet

WORDS THAT END LIKE BARBER

aber
absorber
adsorber
Berber
climber
curber
December
disturber
member
November
number
October
perturber
phone number
remember
rubber
saber
shit disturber
shock absorber
Thurber

Synonyms and antonyms of barber in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «barber» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF BARBER

Find out the translation of barber to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of barber from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «barber» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

理发师
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

peluquero
570 millions of speakers

English

barber
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

नाई
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

حَلَّاق
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

парикмахер (мужской)
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

barbeiro
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

নাপিত
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

barbier
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Tukang gunting rambut
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Herrenfriseur
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

床屋
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

이발사
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Tukang cukur
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

thợ cắt tóc
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

முடிதிருத்தும்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

न्हावी
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

berber
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

barbiere
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

fryzjer
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

перукар
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

frizer
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

κουρέας
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

Barber
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

herrfrisör
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

(herre)frisør
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of barber

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «BARBER»

The term «barber» is very widely used and occupies the 10.657 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «BARBER» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «barber» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «barber» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about barber

EXAMPLES

10 QUOTES WITH «BARBER»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word barber.
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Mark Barrowcliffe
When Reg died and we first looked into getting a new dog, I was adamant we should pick up a mongrel from an animal-rescue shelter. It's not only that they're usually healthier and have better temperaments, they also fit with my world view - I prefer a ballpoint to a fountain pen, a barber to a hair stylist, and camping over glamping.
2
Swizz Beatz
When I was a barber, me being extreme was how I got popular: you name it, I was drawing it on someone's head.
3
Hannibal Buress
For me... you know, the most I've paid for a haircut was in Australia. Usually I go to a black barber or a Latino barber. I can't just go into Supercuts.
4
Michael Caine
In the sixties, everyone you knew became famous. My flatmate was Terence Stamp. My barber was Vidal Sassoon. David Hockney did the menu in a restaurant I went to. I didn't know anyone unknown who didn't become famous.
5
Brian Clough
Beckham? His wife can't sing and his barber can't cut hair.
6
Victor Cruz
I've had the same barber since I was about 14 years old.
7
Samuel Foote
So she went into the garden to cut a cabbage-leaf, to make an apple-pie; and at the same time a great she-bear, coming up the street, pops its head into the shop. 'What! no soap?' So he died, and she very imprudently married the barber.
8
Anthony Hamilton
Being a barber is about taking care of the people.
9
Donald Johanson
My real father died when I was two years old, so I never knew him. He was a barber in Chicago.
10
Jenifer Lewis
I don't have any beauty shop memories. I remember the barber shop.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «BARBER»

Discover the use of barber in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to barber and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Bayesian Reasoning and Machine Learning
A practical introduction perfect for final-year undergraduate and graduate students without a solid background in linear algebra and calculus.
David Barber, 2012
2
Strong Democracy: Participatory Politics for a New Age
"One of the chosen few: an enduring contribution to democratic thought."--Bruce Ackerman, Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science, Yale University
Benjamin R. Barber, 2003
3
The English Language
This bestselling text by Charles Barber recounts the history of the English language from its ancestry to the present day.
Charles Barber, Joan Beal, Philip Shaw, 2012
4
Red Zone
The Hidden Valley Eagles have the championship in sight—but will chicken pox get in the way?
Tiki Barber, Ronde Barber, 2010
5
Kickoff!
Inspired by the childhood of NFL superstars Tiki and Ronde Barber, Kickoff! is a story of teamwork, perseverance, and what it takes to be a champion.
Tiki Barber, Ronde Barber, 2008
6
King Arthur: Hero and Legend
Provides information on the actual life of King Arthur along with the development of the legends that surround his life.
Richard Barber, 1986
7
Early Modern English
Describing the English language between the years 1500 and 1700, this work covers the different varieties of the language, the attitudes of its speakers towards it, its pronunciation, vocabulary and grammar.
Charles Laurence Barber, 1997
8
Victorian Cottage Architecture: An American Catalog of ...
Reprint of rare catalog by one of America's most successful, late-19th-century domestic architects, with more than 100 designs for 68 houses.
George F. Barber, 2004
9
Samuel Barber
Samuel Barber (1910-1981) was one of the most important and honored American composers of the twentieth century.
Barbara B. Heyman, 1992
10
A History of Economic Thought
In his stimulating analysis Professor Barber assesses the thought of a number of important economists both in terms of the issues of their day and in relation to modern economic thought.
William J. Barber, 2010

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «BARBER»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term barber is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Funeral arrangements set for former Flint radio host Dave Barber
FLINT, MI -- Funeral arrangements have been set for Dave Barber, a Flint radio personality who died Saturday, July 4, after suffering a sudden ... «MLive.com, Jul 15»
2
Gregory Barber Appointed Head Pastry Chef of Proof + Pantry and …
Gregory Barber never set out to become a pastry chef. The 25-year-old New Jersey native attended Penn State University with plans of ... «D Magazine, Jul 15»
3
Shawn Barber remains king of pole vault in Canada | Toronto Star
His dad, George Barber, was a Canadian pole vaulter in the 1980s and the pit was for him, his athletes and friends. But the youngest Barber ... «Toronto Star, Jul 15»
4
Barber credits the community for long career | DailyComet.com
As local barber Ronnie Cooper celebrates his 50th year in the business, he recalls a life-changing piece of advice given to him by one of his ... «Daily Comet, Jul 15»
5
The Streets Barber Nasir Sobhani spends day cutting the hair of the …
The 26-year-old Melbourne man, known as the Streets Barber, gives haircuts to the homeless as part of his Clean Cut Clean Start initiative. «Daily Mail, Jul 15»
6
Local barber shop helps raise money for charity | KRQE News 13
The Beard and Mustache Face-Off is just one of the ways Barber's Knock raises money for local charities. This showdown will have three beard ... «KRQE News 13, Jul 15»
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Barber starts fundraiser to help client with cerebral palsy | KOB.com
An Albuquerque barber is single handedly trying to change his friend's quality of life as he deals with cerebral palsy. "Never had a haircut like ... «KOB.com, Jul 15»
8
Exclusive: April Barber Wants Clemency After Killing Grandparents
"I was 15 when I came and pregnant and very scared," said April Barber to 2 Wants to Know's Chad Silber in her first ever TV news interview. «WFMY News 2, Jul 15»
9
NYC Barber seeks to unite community | WJTV.com
A New York City barber finds success in Jackson. Now he's hoping that success can help bring people together. Manuel Mann was born and ... «WJTV, Jul 15»
10
Meet your neighbor: Whitson's Barber Shop place to find answers …
Jon Whitson has been running his late uncle's barber shop in Elizabethton since 2000. (Joe Avento/Johnson City Press) ... «Johnson City Press, Jul 15»

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