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  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Barber  \Bar"ber\,  n.  (Meteor.) 
  A  storm  accompanied  by  driving  ice  spicules  formed  from  sea 
  water,  esp.  one  occurring  on  the  Gulf  of  St  Lawrence;  --  so 
  named  from  the  cutting  ice  spicules.  [Canada] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Barber  \Bar"ber\,  n.  [OE.  barbour  OF  barbeor,  F.  barbier,  as 
  if  fr  an  assumed  L.  barbator  fr  barba  beard.  See  1st 
  {Barb}.] 
  One  whose  occupation  it  is  to  shave  or  trim  the  beard,  and  to 
  cut  and  dress  the  hair  of  his  patrons. 
 
  {Barber's  itch}.  See  under  {Itch}. 
 
  Note:  Formerly  the  barber  practiced  some  offices  of  surgery, 
  such  as  letting  blood  and  pulling  teeth.  Hence  such 
  terms  as  barber  surgeon  (  old  form  barber  chirurgeon), 
  barber  surgery,  etc 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Barber  \Bar"ber\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Barbered}  (?);  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Barbering}.] 
  To  shave  and  dress  the  beard  or  hair  of  --Shak. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  barber 
  n  :  a  hairdresser  who  cuts  hair  and  shaves  beards  as  a  trade 
  v  :  perform  the  services  of  a  barber:  cut  the  hair  and/or  beard 
  of 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Barber 
  Found  only  once,  in  Ezek.  5:1,  where  reference  is  made  to  the 
  Jewish  custom  of  shaving  the  head  as  a  sign  of  mourning.  The 
  Nazarites  were  untouched  by  the  razor  from  their  birth  (Num. 
  6:5).  Comp.  Judg.  16:19. 
 




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