(noun, verb)


1. an aggressive remark directed at a person like a missile and intended to have a telling effect

Similar word(s): dig, gibe, jibe, shaft, shot, slam

Definition categories: communication, comment, input, remark

2. the pointed part of barbed wire

Definition categories: man–made, point

3. a subsidiary point facing opposite from the main point that makes an arrowhead or spear hard to remove

Definition categories: man–made, point

4. one of the parallel filaments projecting from the main shaft of a feather

Definition categories: animal, fibril, filament, strand


1. provide with barbs

- barbed wire

Definition categories: contact, alter, change, modify