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barrage - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'barrage' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Barrage [ n.]
- An artificial bar or obstruction placed in a river or water course to increase the depth of water; as, the barrages of the Nile.

Meaning of 'barrage' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . barrage [ n]
Meaning (1):
- the rapid and continuous delivery of linguistic communication (spoken or written)
Example in sentence:
  • a barrage of questions;
  • a bombardment of mail complaining about his mistake
Meaning (2):
- the heavy fire of artillery to saturate an area rather than hit a specific target
Example in sentence:
  • the shelling went on for hours without pausing;
  • they laid down a barrage in front of the advancing troops
3 . barrage [ v]
Meaning (3):
- address with continuously or persistently, as if with a barrage
Example in sentence:
  • The governor was bombarded with requests to grant a pardon to the convicted killer;
  • The speaker was barraged by an angry audience