|Easton's Bible Dictionary|
A storehouse (Deuteronomy 28:8; Job 39:12; Haggai 2:19) for grain, which was usually under ground, although also sometimes above ground (Luke 12:18).
Noah Webster's Dictionary
1. (n.) A covered building used chiefly for storing grain, hay, and other productions of a farm. In the United States a part of the barn is often used for stables.
2. (v. t.) To lay up in a barn.
3. (n.) A child. [Obs.] See Bairn.
Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia
barn (meghurah, "a granary," "fear," Haggai 2:19; acam, "a storehouse," Proverbs 3:10; mammeghurah, "a repository," Joel 1:17; apotheke, Matthew 6:26; Matthew 13:30 Luke 12:18, 24): A place for the storing of grain, usually a dry cistern in the ground, covered over with a thick layer of earth. "Grain is not stored in the East until it is threshed and winnowed. The apotheke in Roman times was probably a building of some kind. But the immemorial usage of the East has been to conceal the grain, in carefully prepared pits or caves, which, being perfectly dry, will preserve it for years. It thus escaped, as far as possible, the attentions of the tax-gatherer as well as of the robber-not always easily distinguished in the East; compare Jeremiah 41:8 " (Temple Dictionary, 215).
Figurative of heaven (Matthew 13:30).
See AGRICULTURE; GARNER.
M. O. Evans
Barn (6 Occurrences)
Matthew 3:12 His winnowing fork is in his hand, and he will thoroughly cleanse his threshing floor. He will gather his wheat into the barn, but the chaff he will burn up with unquenchable fire." (WEB NAS NIV)
Matthew 13:30 Let both grow together until the harvest, and in the harvest time I will tell the reapers, "First, gather up the darnel weeds, and bind them in bundles to burn them; but gather the wheat into my barn."'" (WEB KJV WEY ASV WBS NAS RSV NIV)
Luke 3:17 whose fan is in his hand, and he will thoroughly cleanse his threshing floor, and will gather the wheat into his barn; but he will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire." (WEB NAS NIV)
Luke 12:24 Consider the ravens: they don't sow, they don't reap, they have no warehouse or barn, and God feeds them. How much more valuable are you than birds! (WEB KJV WEY ASV WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Job 39:12 Wilt thou believe him, that he will bring home thy seed, and gather it into thy barn? (KJV WBS)
Haggai 2:19 Is the seed yet in the barn? Yes, the vine, the fig tree, the pomegranate, and the olive tree haven't brought forth. From this day will I bless you.'" (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)