What does the word barren mean?

Usage examples for barren

  1. Bed- rock was shallow, and he soon proved it to be barren, so he went on to the next property. – Laughing Bill Hyde and Other Stories by Rex Beach
  2. But I'm a barren woman, and I have no one to love. – The White Knight: Tirant lo Blanc by Joanot Martorell and Marti Johan d'Galba
  3. In less characteristic classes and in isolated literary personalities the time was not extremely rich, though it was not quite barren. – A History of Nineteenth Century Literature (1780-1895) by George Saintsbury