Definition of Bar
1. Noun. A room or establishment where alcoholic drinks are served over a counter. "He drowned his sorrows in whiskey at the bar"
Specialized synonyms: Barrelhouse, Honky-tonk, Cocktail Lounge, Sawdust Saloon, Speakeasy
Group relationships: Gin Mill, Pothouse, Pub, Public House, Saloon, Taphouse
Generic synonyms: Room
2. Verb. Prevent from entering; keep out. "He was barred from membership in the club"
Generic synonyms: Disallow, Forbid, Interdict, Nix, Prohibit, Proscribe, Veto
Derivative terms: Debarment, Exclusion, Exclusive
3. Noun. A counter where you can obtain food or drink. "He bought a hot dog and a coke at the bar"
Generic synonyms: Counter
4. Verb. Render unsuitable for passage. "Stop the busy road"
Generic synonyms: Block, Close Up, Impede, Jam, Obstruct, Obturate, Occlude
Specialized synonyms: Block Off, Close Off, Shut Off, Close
Related verbs: Block, Obstruct
Derivative terms: Barricade, Barricade, Blockage, Blocking, Blockade, Stop, Stopper
5. Noun. A rigid piece of metal or wood; usually used as a fastening or obstruction or weapon. "There were bars in the windows to prevent escape"
Generic synonyms: Implement
6. Verb. Expel, as if by official decree. "He was banished from his own country"
Generic synonyms: Expel, Kick Out, Throw Out
Specialized synonyms: Spike
Derivative terms: Banishment, Relegation
7. Noun. Musical notation for a repeating pattern of musical beats. "The orchestra omitted the last twelve bars of the song"
8. Verb. Secure with, or as if with, bars. "He barred the door"
9. Noun. An obstruction (usually metal) placed at the top of a goal. "It was an excellent kick but the ball hit the bar"
Generic synonyms: Impediment, Impedimenta, Obstructer, Obstruction, Obstructor
10. Noun. The act of preventing. "Money was allocated to study the cause and prevention of influenza"
Generic synonyms: Hinderance, Hindrance, Interference
Specialized synonyms: Averting, Debarment, Disqualification, Interception, Non-proliferation, Nonproliferation, Forestalling, Obviation, Preclusion, Prophylaxis, Save, Crushing, Quelling, Stifling, Suppression
Derivative terms: Prevent
11. Noun. (meteorology) a unit of pressure equal to a million dynes per square centimeter. "Unfortunately some writers have used bar for one dyne per square centimeter"
Generic synonyms: Pressure Unit
Terms within: Millibar, Bar Absolute, Barye, Microbar
12. Noun. A submerged (or partly submerged) ridge in a river or along a shore. "The boat ran aground on a submerged bar in the river"
13. Noun. The body of individuals qualified to practice law in a particular jurisdiction. "He was admitted to the bar in New Jersey"
Generic synonyms: Profession
Category relationships: Jurisprudence, Law
14. Noun. A narrow marking of a different color or texture from the background. "May the Stars and Stripes forever wave"
Generic synonyms: Marking
Specialized synonyms: Band, Banding, Stria, Striation
Derivative terms: Streak, Streaky, Stripe, Stripy
15. Noun. A block of solid substance (such as soap or wax). "A bar of chocolate"
16. Noun. 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.
17. Noun. A horizontal rod that serves as a support for gymnasts as they perform exercises.
18. Noun. A heating element in an electric fire. "An electric fire with three bars"
Geographical relationships: Britain, Great Britain, U.k., Uk, United Kingdom, United Kingdom Of Great Britain And Northern Ireland
19. Noun. (law) a railing that encloses the part of the courtroom where the judges and lawyers sit and the case is tried. "Spectators were not allowed past the bar"
Generic synonyms: Rail, Railing
Category relationships: Jurisprudence, Law
Definition of Bar
1. n. 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.
2. v. t. To fasten with a bar; as, to bar a door or gate.
Definition of Bar
1. Proper noun. A city in Montenegro. ¹
2. Noun. A solid, more or less rigid object with a uniform cross-section smaller than its length. ¹
3. Noun. (countable uncountable metallurgy) A solid metal object with uniform (round, square, hexagonal, octagonal or rectangular) cross-section; in the US its smallest dimension is .25 inch or greater, a piece of thinner material being called a strip. ¹
4. Noun. A cuboid piece of any solid commodity. ¹
5. Noun. A long, narrow drawn or printed rectangle, cuboid or cylinder, especially as used in a bar code or a bar chart. ¹
6. Noun. A diacritical mark that consists of a line drawn through a grapheme. (For example, turning '''A''' into '''?'''.) ¹
7. Noun. A business licensed to sell alcoholic drinks for consumption on the premises, or the premises themselves; public house. ¹
8. Noun. The counter of such a premises. ¹
9. Noun. A counter, or simply a cabinet, from which alcoholic drinks are served in a private house or a hotel room. ¹
10. Noun. In combinations such as coffee bar, juice bar, etc., a premises or counter serving non-alcoholic drinks. ¹
11. Noun. An official order or pronouncement that prohibits some activity. ¹
12. Noun. (computing whimsical derived from fubar) A metasyntactic variable representing an unspecified entity, often the second in a series, following foo. ¹
13. Noun. (UK legal) The railing surrounding the part of a courtroom in which the judges, lawyers, defendants and witnesses stay ¹
14. Noun. (legal "the Bar") Short for the Bar exam, the legal licensing exam. ¹
15. Noun. (legal "the Bar") A collective term for lawyers or the legal profession; specifically applied to barristers in some countries but including all lawyers in others. ¹
16. Noun. (music) A vertical line across a musical staff dividing written music into sections, typically of equal durational value. ¹
17. Noun. (music) One of those musical sections. ¹
18. Noun. (sports) A horizontal pole that must be crossed in high jump and pole vault ¹
19. Noun. (soccer) The crossbar ¹
20. Noun. (backgammon) The central divider between the inner and outer table of a backgammon board, where stones are placed if they are hit. ¹
21. Noun. An addition to a military medal, on account of a subsequent act ¹
22. Noun. A linear shoaling landform feature within a body of water. ¹
23. Noun. (nautical) A ridge or succession of ridges of sand or other substance, especially a formation extending across the mouth of a river or harbor or off a beach, and which may obstruct navigation. (FM 55-501). ¹
24. Noun. (heraldiccharge) One of the ordinaries in heraldry; a fess. ¹
25. Noun. An informal unit of measure of signal strength for a wireless device such as a cell phone. ¹
26. Noun. A city gate in UK places names, such as 'Potters Bar.' ¹
27. Verb. (transitive) To obstruct the passage of (someone or something). ¹
28. Verb. (transitive) To prohibit. ¹
29. Verb. (transitive) To lock or bolt with a bar. ¹
30. Preposition. Except, with the exception of. ¹
31. Preposition. (horse racing) Denotes the minimum odds offered on other horses not mentioned by name. ¹
32. Noun. A unit of pressure equal to 100,000 pascals. ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
Definition of Bar
1. to exclude [v BARRED, BARRING, BARS] - See also: exclude
Medical Definition of Bar
1. 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. "Thou shalt make bars of shittim wood." (Ex. Xxvi. 26)
2. An indefinite quantity of some substance, so shaped as to be long in proportion to its breadth and thickness; as, a bar of gold or of lead; a bar of soap.
3. Anything which obstructs, hinders, or prevents; an obstruction; a barrier. "Must I new bars to my own joy create?" (Dryden)
4. A bank of sand, gravel, or other matter, especially. at the mouth of a river or harbor, obstructing navigation.
5. Any railing that divides a room, or office, or hall of assembly, in order to reserve a space for those having special privileges; as, the bar of the House of Commons.
6. The railing that incloses the place which counsel occupy in courts of justice. Hence, the phrase at the bar of the court signifies in open court. The place in court where prisoners are stationed for arraignment, trial, or sentence.
The whole body of lawyers licensed in a court or district; the legal profession.
A special plea constituting a sufficient answer to plaintiff's action.
7. Any tribunal; as, the bar of public opinion; the bar of God.
8. A barrier or counter, over which liquors and food are passed to customers; hence, the portion of the room behind the counter where liquors for sale are kept.
9. An ordinary, like a fess but narrower, occupying only one fifth part of the field.
10. A broad shaft, or band, or stripe; as, a bar of light; a bar of colour.
11. A vertical line across the staff. Bars divide the staff into spaces which represent measures, and are themselves called measures.
A double bar marks the end of a strain or main division of a movement, or of a whole piece of music; in psalmody, it marks the end of a line of poetry. The term bar is very often loosely used for measure, i.e, for such length of music, or of silence, as is included between one bar and the next; as, a passage of eight bars; two bars' rest.
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