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bar·ri·er

barrier

 
 
pronunciation:
baer i r
part of speech: noun
definition 1: something that blocks the way such as a fence or wall.
We built a barrier to keep our dog from running into the street.
synonyms:
bar, obstacle, obstruction
similar words:
barricade, blockade, embankment, fence, moat, palisade, railing, stockade, wall
definition 2: anything that gets in the way of action or progress.
His youth was not a barrier in his search for a job.
synonyms:
bar, obstacle, obstruction
similar words:
block, check, drawback, hindrance