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Barren meaning

barren - 7 dictionary results

  1. 1. Unproductive; fruitless; unprofitable; empty.
  2. 2. A tract of barren land.
  3. 3. Elevated lands or plains on which grow small trees, but not timber; as, pine barrens; oak barrens. They are not necessarily sterile, and are often fertile.
  4. 4. Incapable of producing offspring; producing no young; sterile; - said of women and female animals.
  5. 5. Not producing vegetation, or useful vegetation; rile.
  6. 6. A tract of poor land.
  7. 7. Unfruitful; sterile.

barren - examples of usage

  1. The second stood startled an instant, with raised head and muscles quivering, then dashed away across the barren and into the forest. - "Ways of Wood Folk", William J. Long.
  2. He was moose calling one night from a thicket near the middle of a narrow barren. - "Ways of Wood Folk", William J. Long.
  3. Morgan drew up his men in an open pine barren, the militia of about four hundred men, under Col. - "A Sketch of the Life of Brig. Gen. Francis Marion", William Dobein James.
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