Barry: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (bar'ē), [key]
— n.
  1. 1795–1860, English architect.
  2. 1745–1803, American naval commander in the Revolution.
  3. (“Mother Lake”), 1849–1930, U.S. labor leader and social activist, born in Ireland.
  4. 1896–1949, U.S. playwright.
  5. a male given name: from an Irish word meaning “spear.”
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