1 providing no shelter or sustenance; "bare rocky hills"; "barren lands"; "the bleak treeless regions of the high Andes"; "the desolate surface of the moon"; "a stark landscape" [syn: bare, bleak, desolate, stark]
2 not bearing offspring; "a barren woman"; "learned early in his marriage that he was sterile"
3 incapable of sustaining life; "the dead and barren Moon" n : an uninhabited wilderness that is worthless for cultivation; "the barrens of central Africa"; "the trackless wastes of the desert" [syn: waste, wasteland]
- Rhymes: -ærən
unable to bear children; sterile
- An area of low fertility and habitation, a
- The pine barrens are a site lonely enough to suit any hermit.
Barren as a place name can refer to:
Barren can also refer to:
- See also Barrens (disambiguation page)
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