What is barrier?

  • (noun): Any condition that makes it difficult to make progress or to achieve an objective.
    Example: "Intolerance is a barrier to understanding"
    Synonyms: roadblock
    See also — Additional definitions below


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Accession Day Tilt - A Visitor's Account
... palace, near Westminster, opposite the barrier where the tournament was to be held ... From this room a broad staircase led downwards, and round the barrier stands were arranged by boards above the ground, so that everybody by paying 12d ... women and girls, got places, not to speak of those who were within the barrier and paid nothing ...
Crowd Control Barrier - Characteristics
... The international standard barrier lengths are 1-metre, 2-metre, and 2.5-metre ... (for optimum safety and visibility) of a barrier is 43 inches ... dip galvanized after fabrication, which allows the barriers to be placed and even stored outside without the danger of rusting ...
Michael Barrier (actor)
... Michael Barrier (born 1933) is an American former actor, best known for appearances as Lieutenant DeSalle on the original Star Trek series ... Barrier acted in many popular television series during the 1960s including The Rebel (1960), The Untouchables (1962), My Favorite Martian (1964, 1965), and Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C ... By the end of the 1960s, Barrier had left the acting profession, and had entered law school, later working as a legal officer for the U.S ...
Chock (wheel) - Parking Chocks
... A parking space commonly contains a parking chock, a barrier which is used to prevent cars from pulling too far into the space and obstructing a neighboring ... This barrier, also called a parking stop or a turtarrier, is usually made of concrete or recycled plastic and will normally be a horizontal bar to stop the tires from moving forward ... In a parking garage, the barrier will often be a concrete wall ...
Barrier - Other Uses
... Barrier Highway, a state highway in New South Wales, Australia Smith Barrier (died 1989), American sports journalist ...

More definitions of "barrier":

  • (noun): A structure or object that impedes free movement.
  • (noun): Anything serving to maintain separation by obstructing vision or access.

Famous quotes containing the word barrier:

    Whatever may be our just grievances in the southern states, it is fitting that we acknowledge that, considering their poverty and past relationship to the Negro race, they have done remarkably well for the cause of education among us. That the whole South should commit itself to the principle that the colored people have a right to be educated is an immense acquisition to the cause of popular education.
    —Fannie Barrier Williams (1855–1944)

    ... social evils are dangerously contagious. The fixed policy of persecution and injustice against a class of women who are weak and defenseless will be necessarily hurtful to the cause of all women.
    —Fannie Barrier Williams (1855–1944)

    To say that a thing has never yet been done among men is to erect a barrier stronger than reason, stronger than discussion.
    Thomas Brackett Reed (1839–1902)