Definition for BARN

BARN, n. [Sax. berern, from bere, barley, and ærn, or ern, a close place, or repository.]

A covered building for securing grain, hay, flax, and other productions of the earth. In the northern states of America, the farmers generally use barns for stabling their horses and cattle; so that among them, a barn is both a corn-house, or grange, and a stable.

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