KJV Dictionary Definition: barren
BAR'REN, a. from the same root as bare.
1. Not producing young, or offspring; applied to animals.
2. Not producing plants; unfruitful; steril; not fertile; or producing little; unproductive; applied to the earth.
3. Not producing the usual fruit; applied to tree,&c.
4. Not copious; scanty; as a scheme barren of hints.
5. Not containing useful or entertaining ideas; as a barren treatise.
6. Unmeaning; uninventive; dull; as barren spectators.
7. Unproductive; not inventive; as a barren mind.
BAR'REN, n. In the States west of the Allegheny, a word used to denote a tract of land, rising a few feet above the level of a plain, and producing trees and grass. The soil of these barrens is not barren, as the name imports, but often very fertile. It is usually alluvial, to a depth sometimes of several feet.
2. Any unproductive tract of land; as the pine barrens of South Carolina.
BAR'RENNESS, adv. The quality of not producing its kind; want of the power of conception; applied to animals.
2. Unfruitfulness; sterility, infertility. The quality of not producing at all, or in small quantities; as the barrenness of soil.
3. Want of invention; want of the power of producing any thing new; applied to the mind.
4. Want of matter; scantiness; as the barrenness of a cause.
5. Defect of emotion, sensibility or fervency; as the barrenness of devotion.