Adjective "barracked" definition and examples

(Barracked may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)



Definitions and examples


Provide (soldiers) with accommodation in a building or set of buildings.
  1. 'Still, there were over a dozen of them barracked in the new guardhouse at the gate to the estate.'
  2. 'While the troops were barracked in the Griffin House, two Confederate deserters dressed in stolen Union uniforms had been caught looting homes.'
  3. 'The news of conditions at Scutari, where the ill and wounded soldiers were barracked, was considered scandalous back home in London.'
  4. 'Forces were barracked there until well after the end of WWII.'
  5. 'And in 1799, when Tipu was defeated, the mosquitoes drove the British out of Srirangapatna and they barracked in Bangalore Cantonment.'
  6. 'Does anyone know where the Police Battalions were barracked in Krakow?'
  7. 'The authorities in a small Czech town put on a dance so that the soldiers barracked there can mingle with the local girls.'


Jeer loudly at (someone performing or speaking in public) in order to express disapproval or to distract them.
  1. 'But if the home support, who took great delight in barracking their Palace counterparts before turning their ire on their own players, expected a rout, they were to be sorely disappointed.'
  2. 'During the heated debate, the Mayor Roger Clarke as Chair, struggled to maintain order amid barracking from the public galleries.'
  3. 'Despite the fact that Hart was not even at the racecourse, his horse was barracked and jeered in scenes that came within a whisker of descending into violence.'
  4. 'Tony Blair was barracked by a furious Sharron Storer and looked decidedly uneasy, Jack Straw was slow-clapped by the police federation and Little Willy Hague had to find refuge in his car.'
  5. 'Luckily, this was on CNN, where someone to the left of Augusto Pinochet can still speak without being barracked or cut short.'
  6. 'The sappers were the first to seize the initiative after the break, with Lt Craig Bury burrowing over the first try, much to the delight of the engineers barracking from the sideline.'
  7. 'If fans barracked black players, they would lose those players.'
  8. 'The other prisoners started barracking the Minister, only for Mr Kelly to stand up and tell them all to ‘shut up and let the Minister speak’.'
  9. 'They would - quite rightly - be barracked and harangued.'
  10. 'Gerry Brownlee was giving a point of order; Michael Cullen stood up and barracked him from his seat.'
Give support and encouragement to.
  1. 'Of course, being a Liberal supporter, I should really be barracking for Latahm to remain.'
  2. 'Next year I'll be barracking for the obscure team known as ‘the Sandringham Zebras’ whose existence I have only become aware of in recent days.'
  3. 'Surely you can see that the anti-intellectual strain in this country reduces ‘debate’ to silly barracking for one party line or the other.'
  4. 'You can't seriously expect a Melbourne man to forget who he barracks for just because he happens to be on TV and radio.'
  5. 'These are the people who will actually be barracking for Collingwood to win this weekend, but only so they can watch them suffer the agony of losing the Grand Final the week after.'
  6. 'In 1999 Speight, then Chairman of the newly-formed Fiji Hardwood Corporation, was barracking for a United States company to win the government tender for a stake in the mahogany plantations.'
  7. 'For once, Melbourners will be setting aside their usual practice of barracking for whatever team Collingwood is playing against.'
  8. 'I am absolutely appalled at your barracking for England tomorrow night in the World Cup Final (Wallabies vs England).'
  9. 'Having spent far too much time in front of the telly barracking for Australia and its allies in Iraq, the Professor missed Geoffrey Blainey's review in the New Criterion.'
  10. 'I think he barracks for those awful Fremantle Dockers.'

More definitions

1. a building or group of buildings for lodging soldiers, especially in garrison.

2. any large, plain building in which many people are lodged. verb (used with or without object)

3. to lodge in barracks.

More examples(as adjective)

"buildings can be barracked."


(barrack)Late 19th century: probably from Northern Irish dialect.