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English noun: barrel

1. barrel (artifact) a tube through which a bullet travels when a gun is fired

Synonymsgun barrel

Broader (hypernym)tube, tubing

Part meronymgun

2. barrel (artifact) a cylindrical container that holds liquids


Broader (hypernym)vessel

Narrower (hyponym)beer barrel, beer keg, butt, hogshead, keg, pickle barrel, shook, tun, wine barrel, wine cask

Part holonymbreech, bung, hoop, lag, rear of barrel, rear of tube, ring, spigot, spile, stave, tap

3. barrel (shape) a bulging cylindrical shape; hollow with flat ends


Broader (hypernym)cylinder

4. barrel (quantity) the quantity that a barrel (of any size) will hold


Broader (hypernym)containerful

5. barrel (quantity) any of various units of capacity

SamplesA barrel of beer is 31 gallons and a barrel of oil is 42 gallons.


Broader (hypernym)British capacity unit, Imperial capacity unit, United States liquid unit

Part holonymcongius, gal, gallon, gallon, Imperial gallon

Part meronymhogshead

English verb: barrel

1. barrel (contact) put in barrels

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)lay, place, pose, position, put, set

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