Definitions for: Barber

[n] a hairdresser who cuts hair and shaves beards as a trade
[n] United States composer (1910-1981)
[v] perform the services of a barber: cut the hair and/or beard of

Webster (1913) Definition: Bar"ber, n. [OE. barbour, OF. barbeor, F. barbier, as
if fr. an assumed L. barbator, fr. barba beard. See 1st
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.

Bar"ber, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Barbered (?); p. pr. &
vb. n. Barbering.]
To shave and dress the beard or hair of. --Shak.

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]

Synonyms: Samuel Barber

See Also: composer, groom, hairdresser, hairstylist, neaten, styler, stylist

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