[n] the heavy fire of artillery to saturate an area rather than hit a specific target; "they laid down a barrage in front of the advancing troops"; "the shelling went on for hours without pausing"
[n] the rapid and continuous delivery of linguistic communication (spoken or written)
[v] attack with a barrage; "The speaker was barraged by an angry audience"
\Bar"rage\, n. [F., fr. barrer to bar, from barre bar.] (Engin.) An artificial bar or obstruction placed in a river or water course to increase the depth of water; as, the barrages of the Nile.