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B'ARB, n. [L.barba; This is beard, with a different ending. The sense may be, that which shoots out.]

1. Beard, or that which resembles it, or grows in the place of it; as the barb of a fish, the smaller claws of the polypus,&c.

2. The down, or pubes, covering the surface of some plants; or rather, a tuft or bunch of strong hairs terminating leaves.

3. Anciently, armor for horses; formerly, barbe or barde.

4. A common name of the barbary pigeon, a bird of a black or dun color.

5. A horse from Barbary, of which it seems to be a contraction.

6. The points that stand backward in an arrow, fish-hook or other instrument for piercing, intended to prevent its being extracted.

7. In botany, a straight process armed with teeth pointing backward like the sting of a bee. This is one sort of pubescence.



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B'ARB, n. [L.barba; This is beard, with a different ending. The sense may be, that which shoots out.]

1. Beard, or that which resembles it, or grows in the place of it; as the barb of a fish, the smaller claws of the polypus,&c.

2. The down, or pubes, covering the surface of some plants; or rather, a tuft or bunch of strong hairs terminating leaves.

3. Anciently, armor for horses; formerly, barbe or barde.

4. A common name of the barbary pigeon, a bird of a black or dun color.

5. A horse from Barbary, of which it seems to be a contraction.

6. The points that stand backward in an arrow, fish-hook or other instrument for piercing, intended to prevent its being extracted.

7. In botany, a straight process armed with teeth pointing backward like the sting of a bee. This is one sort of pubescence.

BARB, n. [L. barba; W. barv; Corn. bar; Arm. baro. This is beard, with a different ending. The sense may be, that which shoots out.]

  1. Beard, or that which resembles it; or grows in the place of it; as the barb of a fish, the smaller claws of the polypus, &c. – Johnson. Coxe.
  2. The down, or pubes, covering the surface of some plants; or rather, a tuft or bunch of strong hairs terminating leaves. – Linnæus. Milne.
  3. Anciently, armor for horses; formerly, barbe or barde. – Hayward.
  4. A common name of the Barbary pigeon, a bird of a black or dun color. – Dict. of Nat. Hist.
  5. A horse from Barbary, of which it seems to be a contraction.
  6. The points that stand backward in an arrow, fish-hook or other instrument for piercing, intended to prevent its being extracted.
  7. In botany, a straight process armed with teeth pointing backward like the sting of a bee. This is one sort of pubescence. – Martyn.

BARB, v.t.

  1. To shave; to dress the beard. [Obs.] – Shak.
  2. To furnish with barbs, as an arrow, fish-hook, spear, or other instrument.
  3. To put armor on a horse. – Milton.

Barb
  1. Beard, or that which resembles it, or grows in the place of it.

    The barbel, so called by reason of his barbs, or wattles in his mouth.
    Walton.

  2. To shave or dress the beard of.

    [Obs.]
  3. The Barbary horse, a superior breed introduced from Barbary into Spain by the Moors.
  4. Armor for a horse. Same as 2d Bard, n., 1.
  5. A muffler, worn by nuns and mourners.

    [Obs.]
  6. To clip] to mow.

    [Obs.] Marston.
  7. A blackish or dun variety of the pigeon, originally brought from Barbary.
  8. Paps, or little projections, of the mucous membrane, which mark the opening of the submaxillary glands under the tongue in horses and cattle. The name is mostly applied when the barbs are inflamed and swollen.

    [Written also barbel and barble.]
  9. To furnish with barbs, or with that which will hold or hurt like barbs, as an arrow, fishhook, spear, etc.

    But rattling storm of arrows barbed with fire.
    Milton.

  10. The point that stands backward in an arrow, fishhook, etc., to prevent it from being easily extracted. Hence: Anything which stands out with a sharp point obliquely or crosswise to something else.

    "Having two barbs or points." Ascham.
  11. A bit for a horse.

    [Obs.] Spenser.
  12. One of the side branches of a feather, which collectively constitute the vane. See Feather.
  13. A southern name for the kingfishes of the eastern and southeastern coasts of the United States; -- also improperly called whiting.
  14. A hair or bristle ending in a double hook.
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Barb

B'ARB, noun [Latin barba; This is beard, with a different ending. The sense may be, that which shoots out.]

1. Beard, or that which resembles it, or grows in the place of it; as the barb of a fish, the smaller claws of the polypus, etc.

2. The down, or pubes, covering the surface of some plants; or rather, a tuft or bunch of strong hairs terminating leaves.

3. Anciently, armor for horses; formerly, barbe or barde.

4. A common name of the barbary pigeon, a bird of a black or dun color.

5. A horse from Barbary, of which it seems to be a contraction.

6. The points that stand backward in an arrow, fish-hook or other instrument for piercing, intended to prevent its being extracted.

7. In botany, a straight process armed with teeth pointing backward like the sting of a bee. This is one sort of pubescence.

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importance

IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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hide

HIDE, v.t. pret. hid; pp. hid, hidden.

1. To conceal; to withhold or withdraw from sight; to place in any state or position in which the view is intercepted from the object. The intervention of the moon between the earth and the sun hides the latter from our sight. The people in Turkey hide their grain in the earth. No human being can hide his crimes or his neglect of duty from his Maker.

2. To conceal from knowledge; to keep secret.

Depart to the mountains; hide yourselves there three days. Josh.2.

Tell me now what thou hast done--hide it not from me. Josh.7.

3. In Scripture, not to confess or disclose; or to excuse and extenuate.

I acknowledged my sin to thee, and my iniquity have I not hid. Ps.32.

4. To protect; to keep in safety.

In the time of trouble, he shall hide me in his pavilion. Ps.27.

To hide the face from, to overlook; to pardon.

Hide thy face from my sins. Ps.51.

To hide the face, to withdraw spiritual presence, support and consolation.

Thou didst hide thy face,and I was troubled. Ps.30.

To hide one's self, to put one's self in a condition to be safe; to secure protection.

The prudent man foreseeth the evil and hideth himself. Prov.22.

HIDE, v.i. To lie concealed; to keep one's self out of view; to be withdrawn from sight.

Bred to disguise, in public 'tis you hide.

Hide and seek, a play of boys, in which some hide themselves and another seeks them.

HIDE, n. In the ancient laws of England, a certain portion of land, the quantity of which however is not well ascertained. Some authors consider it as the quantity that could be tilled with one plow; others, as much as would maintain a family. Some suppose it to be 60, some 80,and others 100 acres.

HIDE, n. [L. cutis; Gr. either a peel, from stripping, separating, or a cover.]

1. The skin of an animal, either raw or dressed; more generally applied to the undressed skins of the larger domestic animals, as oxen, horses, &c.

2. The human skin; in contempt.

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