(noun, verb)


1. a tube through which a bullet travels when a gun is fired

Definition categories: man–made, tube, tubing

2. a cylindrical container that holds liquids

Similar word(s): cask

Definition categories: man–made, vessel

3. a bulging cylindrical shape; hollow with flat ends

Similar word(s): drum

Definition categories: shape, cylinder

4. the quantity that a barrel (of any size) will hold

Similar word(s): barrelful

Definition categories: quantity, containerful

5. any of various units of capacity

- a barrel of beer is 31 gallons and a barrel of oil is 42 gallons

Definition categories: quantity

Sentences with barrel as a noun:

- a cracker barrel

- the barrel of a windlass;

- Throw it into the trash barrel.


1. put in barrels

Definition categories: contact, lay, place, pose, position, put, set

Sentences with barrel as a verb:

- He came barrelling around the corner and I almost hit him.