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5 definitions found
 for barbed
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Barb \Barb\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Barbed (b[aum]rbd); p. pr. &
     vb. n. Barbing.]
     1. To shave or dress the beard of. [Obs.]
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     2. To clip; to mow. [Obs.] --Marston.
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     3. To furnish with barbs, or with that which will hold or
        hurt like barbs, as an arrow, fishhook, spear, etc.
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              But rattling storm of arrows barbed with fire.
                                                    --Milton.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Barbed \Barbed\, a.
     Furnished with a barb or barbs; as, a barbed arrow; barbed
     wire.
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     Barbed wire, a wire, or a strand of twisted wires, armed
        with barbs or sharp points. It is used for fences.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Barbed \Barbed\ (b[aum]rbd or b[aum]rb"[e^]d), a. [See 4th
     Barb.]
     Accoutered with defensive armor; -- said of a horse. See
     Barded (which is the proper form.) --Sir W. Raleigh.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  barbed
      adj 1: capable of wounding; "a barbed compliment"; "a biting
             aphorism"; "pungent satire" [syn: barbed, biting,
             nipping, pungent, mordacious]
      2: having or covered with protective barbs or quills or spines
         or thorns or setae etc.; "a horse with a short bristly mane";
         "bristly shrubs"; "burred fruits"; "setaceous whiskers" [syn:
         barbed, barbellate, briary, briery, bristled,
         bristly, burred, burry, prickly, setose,
         setaceous, spiny, thorny]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  31 Moby Thesaurus words for "barbed":
     acanthoid, acanthous, acicular, acuate, aculeate, aculeiform,
     acuminate, acute, cornuted, cusped, cuspidate, hispid, horned,
     horny, mucronate, needle-pointed, needle-sharp, pointed, pronged,
     sharp-pointed, spiculate, spiked, spiky, spined, spinous, spiny,
     tapered, tapering, tined, toothed, unbated
  
  

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