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.

Barrack comes from the Spanish barraca for "soldier's tent." Now it’s more than a tent. Barracks are the buildings where soldiers, commanders, and medical staff 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.

Definitions of barrack
  1. verb
    lodge in barracks
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    type of:
    accommodate, lodge
    provide housing for
  2. noun
    a building or group of buildings used to house military personnel
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    types:
    casern
    military barracks in a garrison town
    type of:
    military quarters
    living quarters for personnel on a military post
  3. verb
    laugh at with contempt and derision
    synonyms: flout, gibe, jeer, scoff
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    type of:
    bait, cod, rag, rally, razz, ride, tantalise, tantalize, taunt, tease, twit
    harass with persistent criticism or carping
  4. verb
    spur on or encourage especially by cheers and shouts
    synonyms: cheer, exhort, inspire, pep up, root on, urge, urge on
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    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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