barring vs blackball what difference

what is difference between barring and blackball

English

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈbɑːɹɪŋ(ɡ)/

Verb

barring

  1. present participle of bar

Noun

barring (plural barrings)

  1. (collective) Bars; an arrangement or pattern of stripes or bars.
  2. The act of fitting or closing something with bars.
  3. The exclusion of someone; blackballing.
  4. (mining) Timber used for supporting the roof or sides of shafts.
  5. (sewing) The sewing of a decorative bar or tack upon a fabric or leather.
    Synonym: tacking

Translations

Preposition

barring

  1. Unless something happens; excepting; in the absence of.

Synonyms

  • apart from, except for, save for; see also Thesaurus:except

Translations



English

Etymology

black +‎ ball

Pronunciation

  • enPR: blăk’bôl’, IPA(key): /ˈblækbɔːl/

Noun

blackball (countable and uncountable, plural blackballs)

  1. (countable) A rejection; a vote against admitting someone.
  2. (countable) A black ball used to indicate such a negative vote.
  3. (countable) A kind of large black sweet; a niggerball.
  4. A substance for blacking shoes, boots, etc. or for taking impressions of engraved work.
  5. (uncountable) A game, a standardized version of the English version of eight-ball.
    Synonym: reds and yellows

Verb

blackball (third-person singular simple present blackballs, present participle blackballing, simple past and past participle blackballed)

  1. (transitive) To vote against, especially in an exclusive organization.
  2. (transitive) To ostracize.
    Synonyms: blacklist, send to Coventry; see also Thesaurus:ignore, Thesaurus:boycott

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