Meaning of BARRING in English


I. ˈbäriŋ, ˈbȧr-, -rēŋ

present part of bar

II. noun

( -s )

Etymology: Middle English, from gerund of barren to mark with bars, to bar — more at bar

: bars ; especially : the arrangement of bars

the curious barring on a raccoon's back

III. preposition

Etymology: Middle English, from present participle of barren to bar

: excluding by exception : excepting

they knew that, barring a miracle, they would never be able to save the large cash outlay required — Warner Olivier

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