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barrener, comparative; barrenest, superlative;
  1. (of land) Too poor to produce much or any vegetation

  2. (of a tree or plant) Not producing fruit or seed

  3. (of a woman) Unable to have children

  4. (of a female animal) Not pregnant or unable to become so

  5. Showing no results or achievements; unproductive
    • - much of philosophy has been barren
  6. (of a place or building) Bleak and lifeless
    • - the sports hall turned out to be a rather barren concrete building
  7. Empty of meaning or value
    • - those young heads were stuffed with barren facts
  8. Devoid of
    • - the room was barren of furniture
  1. A barren tract or tracts of land
    • - crossing the barrens was no easy feat

  1. an uninhabited wilderness that is worthless for cultivation; "the barrens of central Africa"; "the trackless wastes of the desert"
  2. bare: 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"
  3. not bearing offspring; "a barren woman"; "learned early in his marriage that he was sterile"
  4. completely wanting or lacking; "writing barren of insight"; "young recruits destitute of experience"; "innocent of literary merit"; "the sentence was devoid of meaning"
  5. (barrenness) the state (usually of a woman) of having no children or being unable to have children
  6. (barrenness) fruitlessness: the quality of yielding nothing of value
  7. (Barrenness) Infertility primarily refers to the biological inability of a person to contribute to conception. Infertility may also refer to the state of a woman who is unable to carry a pregnancy to full term. ...
  8. (The Barrens (It)) Derry, Maine is a fictional town and a part of Stephen King's fictional Maine topography, and, like Castle Rock, it has served as the setting for a number of his novels, novellas, and short stories. ...
  9. (The Barrens (Warcraft)) Warcraft is a franchise of video games, novels and other media originally created by Blizzard Entertainment.
  10. An area of low fertility and habitation, a desolate place; unable to bear children; sterile; of poor fertility, infertile; bleak
  11. (Barrenness) To get children, drink water in which has been cooked moss that has grown on the Temple walls (Palestine; Sch. v. 235).
  12. (Barrens) elevated lands or plains upon which grow small trees, but never timber.
  13. (The Barrens) The areas of a city unfit for life,including graveyards,abandoned buildings, industrial wastelands and areas of irreversible urban blight.
  14. (barrens) places that do not produce useful crops or fruits; places with poor soil; here, "pine barrens" are woods whose plants are chiefly or overwhelmingly pine trees.
  15. A broodmare who has had at least one foal, but is not pregnant.
  16. An area in which vegetation is sparse due to harsh or limiting growing conditions, such as those associated with shallow, infertile, rocky soil.
  17. An area of droughty, sandy soils dominated by grasses, sparsely inhabited by low shrubs and small trees.
  18. For a woman to be barren was accounted a severe punishment among the Jews (Gen 16:2; 30:1-23; Sa1 1:6, Sa1 1:27; Isa 47:9; Isa 49:21; Luk 1:25). Instances of barrenness are noticed (Gen 11:30; Gen 25:21; Gen 29:31; Jdg 13:2, Jdg 13:3; Luk 1:7, Luk 1:36).
  19. Describes a filly or mare which was bred during last breeding season but did not conceive.
  20. Unfruitful (not producing a seed or caryopsis) in grasses.
  21. hills and treacherous rapids—inhospitable natural environment; the poor area
  22. having little plant or animal life
  23. incapable of reproducing
  24. can not produce offspring or to be empty