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"

Exact synonyms: Barroom, Ginmill, Saloon, Taproom
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"
Exact synonyms: Debar, Exclude
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"

4. Verb. Render unsuitable for passage. "Stop the busy road"
Exact synonyms: Barricade, Block, Block Off, Block Up, Blockade, Stop
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"

6. Verb. Expel, as if by official decree. "He was banished from his own country"
Exact synonyms: Banish, Relegate
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"
Exact synonyms: Measure
Generic synonyms: Musical Notation

8. Verb. Secure with, or as if with, bars. "He barred the door"
Generic synonyms: Fasten, Fix, Secure
Antonyms: Unbar

9. Noun. An obstruction (usually metal) placed at the top of a goal. "It was an excellent kick but the ball hit the bar"
Group relationships: Goal
Generic synonyms: Impediment, Impedimenta, Obstructer, Obstruction, Obstructor

10. Noun. The act of preventing. "Money was allocated to study the cause and prevention of influenza"

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"
Category relationships: Meteorology
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"
Generic synonyms: Barrier, Ridge
Specialized synonyms: Sand Bar, Sandbar

13. Noun. The body of individuals qualified to practice law in a particular jurisdiction. "He was admitted to the bar in New Jersey"
Exact synonyms: Legal Community, Legal Profession
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"
Exact synonyms: Streak, Stripe
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"
Exact synonyms: Cake
Generic synonyms: Block
Specialized synonyms: Tablet

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.
Group relationships: High Bar, Horizontal Bar, Bars, Parallel Bars
Generic synonyms: Support

18. Noun. A heating element in an electric fire. "An electric fire with three bars"

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"
Group relationships: Court, Courtroom
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

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Definition of Bar

1. to exclude [v BARRED, BARRING, BARS] - See also: exclude

Medical Definition of Bar

1. 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. 12. The space between the tusks and grinders in the upper jaw of a horse, in which the bit is placed. The part of the crust of a horse's hoof which is bent inwards towards the frog at the heel on each side, and extends into the center of the sole. 13. A drilling or tamping rod. A vein or dike crossing a lode. 14. A gatehouse of a castle or fortified town. A slender strip of wood which divides and supports the glass of a window; a sash bar. Bar shoe, a trial before all the judges of one the superior courts of Westminster, or before a quorum representing the full court. Origin: OE. Barre, F. Barre, fr. LL. Barra, W. Bar the branch of a tree, bar, baren branch, Gael. & Ir. Barra bar. 91. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Bar

bar-crested antshrike
bar-crested antshrikes
bar-room plant
bar-sleeve attachments
bar-tailed godwit
bar-tailed godwits
bar-winged rail
bar-winged rails

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