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bar

noun (n)

  • a room or establishment where alcoholic drinks are served over a counter (noun.artifact)
    Example:
    He drowned his sorrows in whiskey at the bar.
    source: wordnet30
  • a counter where you can obtain food or drink (noun.artifact)
    Example:
    He bought a hot dog and a coke at the bar.
    source: wordnet30
  • a rigid piece of metal or wood; usually used as a fastening or obstruction or weapon (noun.artifact)
    Example:
    There were bars in the windows to prevent escape.
    source: wordnet30
  • musical notation for a repeating pattern of musical beats (noun.communication)
    Synonym: measure
    Example:
    The orchestra omitted the last twelve bars of the song.
    source: wordnet30
  • an obstruction (usually metal) placed at the top of a goal (noun.artifact)
    Example:
    It was an excellent kick but the ball hit the bar.
    source: wordnet30
  • the act of preventing (noun.act)
    Synonym: prevention
    Example:
    There was no bar against leaving.
    source: wordnet30
  • (meteorology) a unit of pressure equal to a million dynes per square centimeter (noun.quantity)
    Example:
    Unfortunately some writers have used bar for one dyne per square centimeter.
    source: wordnet30
  • a submerged (or partly submerged) ridge in a river or along a shore (noun.object)
    Example:
    The boat ran aground on a submerged bar in the river.
    source: wordnet30
  • the body of individuals qualified to practice law in a particular jurisdiction (noun.group)
    Example:
    He was admitted to the bar in New Jersey.
    source: wordnet30
  • a narrow marking of a different color or texture from the background (noun.attribute)
    Synonym: streak, stripe
    Example:
    A green toad with small black stripes or bars.
    source: wordnet30
  • a block of solid substance (such as soap or wax) (noun.artifact)
    Synonym: cake
    Example:
    A bar of chocolate.
    source: wordnet30
  • a portable .30 caliber automatic rifle operated by gas pressure and fed by cartridges from a magazine; used by United States troops in World War I and in World War II and in the Korean War (noun.artifact)
    source: wordnet30
  • a horizontal rod that serves as a support for gymnasts as they perform exercises (noun.artifact)
    source: wordnet30
  • a heating element in an electric fire (noun.artifact)
    Example:
    An electric fire with three bars.
    source: wordnet30
  • (law) a railing that encloses the part of the courtroom where the judges and lawyers sit and the case is tried (noun.artifact)
    Example:
    Spectators were not allowed past the bar.
    source: wordnet30
  • A piece of wood, metal, or other material, long in proportion to its breadth or thickness, used as a lever and for various other purposes, but especially for a hindrance, obstruction, or fastening; as, the bars of a fence or gate; the bar of a door. (noun)
    source: webster1913

verb (v)

  • prevent from entering; keep out (verb.communication)
    Synonym: debar, exclude
    Example:
    He was barred from membership in the club.
    source: wordnet30
  • render unsuitable for passage (verb.contact)
    Example:
    Barricade the streets.
    source: wordnet30
  • expel, as if by official decree (verb.social)
    Synonym: banish, relegate
    source: wordnet30
  • secure with, or as if with, bars (verb.contact)
    Antonym: unbar
    Example:
    He barred the door.
    source: wordnet30
  • To fasten with a bar; as, to bar a door or gate. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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