barn Definition

a large farm building used for storing grain, hay, or straw or for housing livestock.

Using barn: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "barn" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The farmer stored his hay in the barn.

  • Example

    The cows were kept in the barn during the winter.

  • Example

    The barn was filled with the smell of fresh hay.

barn Synonyms and Antonyms

Phrases with barn

  • a large door on a barn that slides open and closed


    He left the barn door open and the animals got out.

  • a nocturnal bird of prey with a heart-shaped face, typically having mainly reddish-brown plumage.


    The barn owl is known for its distinctive screech.

  • a classic car or other vehicle that has been discovered after being stored or abandoned, often in poor condition


    The car enthusiast was thrilled to discover a rare sports car as a barn find.


Summary: barn in Brief

A 'barn' [bɑːn] is a large farm building used for storing grain, hay, or straw, or for housing livestock. It is often associated with rural life and agriculture. 'Barn' can also refer to specific parts of the building, such as the 'barn door.' Additionally, 'barn owl' refers to a nocturnal bird of prey, while 'barn find' denotes a classic car or vehicle discovered after being stored or abandoned.

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