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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


Synonymscask


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


Synonymsdrum


Broader (hypernym)cylinder

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


Synonymsbarrelful


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.


Synonymsbbl


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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