BARN, n.[Eng.born.] A child. [Little used in English.]
BARN, n. [Sax. berern, from bere, barley, and ærn, or ern, a close place, or repository.]
A covered building for securing grain, hay, flax, and other productions of the earth. In the northern states of America, the farmers generally use barns for stabling their horses and cattle; so that among them, a barn is both a corn-house, or grange, and a stable.
covered building used chiefly for storing grain, hay, and other productions
of a farm. In the United States a part of the barn is often used for
- To lay up in a barn.
- A child.