barrack

A barrack is a building where military personnel live. It’s usually used in the plural, as barracks. It’s also a verb — when soldiers lodge in barracks, they barrack there. The word sounds like “bear-ick.”

Barrack comes from the Spanish barraca for "soldier's tent." Now it’s more than a tent. Barracks are the buildings where soldiers, commanders, medical staff, and anyone else affiliated with the military lodge. Many barracks are temporary buildings that can be taken down quickly and reassembled elsewhere. Other barracks are more sturdy and permanent, but the people who barrack (stay there) are always people in the military.

Primary Meanings of barrack

1.
vn
lodge in barracks
a building or group of buildings used to house military personnel
2.
v
laugh at with contempt and derision
Full Definitions of barrack
1

v lodge in barracks

Type of:
accommodate, lodge
provide housing for

n a building or group of buildings used to house military personnel

Types:
casern
military barracks in a garrison town
Type of:
military quarters
living quarters for personnel on a military post
2

v laugh at with contempt and derision

Synonyms:
flout, gibe, jeer, scoff
Type of:
bait, cod, rag, rally, razz, ride, tantalise, tantalize, taunt, tease, twit
harass with persistent criticism or carping

v spur on or encourage especially by cheers and shouts

Synonyms:
cheer, exhort, inspire, pep up, root on, urge, urge on
Types:
cheerlead
act as a cheerleader in a sports event
Type of:
encourage
inspire with confidence; give hope or courage to

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