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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Barrage  \Bar"rage\,  n.  [F.,  fr  barrer  to  bar,  from  barre  bar.] 
  (Engin.) 
  An  artificial  bar  or  obstruction  placed  in  a  river  or  water 
  course  to  increase  the  depth  of  water;  as  the  barrages  of 
  the  Nile. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  barrage 
  n  1:  the  rapid  and  continuous  delivery  of  linguistic 
  communication  (spoken  or  written)  [syn:  {outpouring},  {onslaught}] 
  2:  the  heavy  fire  of  artillery  to  saturate  an  area  rather  than 
  hit  a  specific  target;  "they  laid  down  a  barrage  in  front 
  of  the  advancing  troops"  [syn:  {barrage  fire},  {battery}, 
  {bombardment},  {shelling}] 
  v  :  attack  with  a  barrage;  "The  speaker  was  barraged  by  an  angry 
  audience" 




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