barrage

barrage (n.) 1859, "action of barring; man-made barrier in a stream," from Fr. barrer "to stop," from barre "bar," from O.Fr. barre (see BAR (Cf. bar) (n.1)). Artillery sense is 1916, from World War I French phrase tir de barrage "barrier fire" intended to isolate the objective. As a verb by 1917. Related: Barraged; barraging.

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  • barrage — [ baraʒ ] n. m. • XIIe; de barrer → barre 1 ♦ Action de barrer (un passage). Le barrage d une rue. Tir de barrage. Loc. Faire barrage à (qqn, qqch.) :empêcher de passer, et fig. d agir (cf. Barrer la route, faire obstacle). 2 ♦ Ce qui barre, sert …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • barrage — barrage1 [bə räzh′, bəräj′] n. [Fr, in tir de barrage, barrier fire: see BARRAGE2] 1. a curtain of artillery fire laid down to keep enemy forces from moving, or to cover or prepare the way for one s own forces, esp. in attack 2. a heavy,… …   English World dictionary

  • Barrage — Linen cloth of fine quality in fancy designs, made at Caen. The makers supply three standard cloths, fine, common, small barrage. The figures have the ornament developed with worsted …   Dictionary of the English textile terms

  • barrage — [n1] weapon fire battery, blast, bombardment, broadside, cannonade, crossfire, curtain of fire, discharge, enfilade, fire, fusillade, gunfire, hail, salvo, shelling, shower, storm, volley; concept 320 barrage [n2] profusion of something assault,… …   New thesaurus

  • Barrage — Bar rage, n. [F., fr. barrer to bar, from barre bar.] (Engin.) An artificial bar or obstruction placed in a river or watercourse to increase the depth of water; as, the barrages of the Nile. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • barrage — barrage. См. барраж. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • Barrage — (fr., spr. Barrahsch), Brückenzoll, Wegegeld …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Barrage — (franz., spr. āsch ), Sperre, die einen Weg oder Fluß sperrende Schranke; das hier zu erhebende Wegegeld; Sicherung der Lagerfässer vor dem Fortrollen durch Querhölzer …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Barrage — (frz., spr. ahsch), Absperrung (einer Straße, eines Flusses); Schlagbaum; Wegegeld; Sicherung der Lagerfässer vor dem Wegrollen durch Querhölzer …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Barrage — (frz. –asch), Weggeld, Brückenzoll, die Strebhölzer am Faßboden …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

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