EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR BARN
Then it's better to take him out back of the barn and shoot him, by Gad!
And Will smiled back his gratification as they started for the barn.
"I'll do all I can," K. promised, and followed the path to the barn.
Lights blazed in every window; a dozen automobiles were parked before the barn.
When, five minutes later, she beckoned him from the door of the barn, her eyes were red.
Cheppi, however, was dispatched to the barn, and the two others ran after him.
He rose slowly from his corner, and followed Otto out of the barn behind Pussy.
It was relieving to hurry across the dripping grass toward the barn.
Other times, when he was lucky, they would be waiting within a hundred yards of the barn.
Martin had gone to the barn a week before to help a cow which was aborting.
Old English bereærn "barn," literally "barley house," from bere "barley" (see barley) + aern "house," metathesized from *rann, *rasn (cf. Old Norse rann, Gothic razn "house," Old English rest "resting place;" sealtærn "saltworks").
Another word for "barn" in Old English was beretun, "barley enclosure" (from tun "enclosure, house"), which accounts for the many Barton place names on the English map, and the common surname. Barn door used figuratively for "broad target" and "great size" since 1540s.