Definition of barred in English:

barred

adjective

  • 1Closed or secured with a long rigid piece of wood, metal, or similar material:

    ‘he sits by a barred window’
    ‘a barred gate’
    • ‘His ominous office is a barred detention room lit by an overhead crisscross of harsh neon lights.’
    • ‘In dread of the Roman soldiery, they returned to the hiding place behind barred doors.’
    • ‘The cells are visible, through ordinary barred entries.’
    • ‘We witness the characters' first unmediated encounters with the world outside their barred back door.’
    • ‘The light-striped canopy resembles a barred cage, where he crouches like an animal.’
    • ‘At the end of a farm track, we find a barred, barbed-wire-clad gate.’
    • ‘The building seems to guard its secrets, the barred apertures underscoring its function as a defensive structure.’
    • ‘The safe is secured by an internal barred door and an external steel door several inches thick.’
    • ‘A horrible cry brought the house servants creeping up to the barred room.’
    • ‘There's a barred grid of windows looking out to a brick-red wall.’
  • 2Marked with bands of colour or light:

    ‘he spotted a barred owl’

Pronunciation

barred

/bɑːd/