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Definitions of bar

  1. To fasten with a bar; to hinder; to obstruct; to exclude; to close; to prohibit; to mark with bars. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  2. To fasten or secure, as with a bar: to hinder or exclude:-pr.p. barring; pa.p. barred'. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  3. To fasten with a bar; to hinder; to exclude. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  4. To close; obstruct; prohibit; except. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  5. To mark with bars. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  6. To fasten with a bar; to obstruct; to exclude; to except; to cross with stripes of a different colour. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  7. To secure; to fasten; to hinder; to shut out; to restrain. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  8. Barring. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  9. a rigid piece of metal or wood; usually used as a fastening or obstruction of weapon; "there were bars in the windows to prevent escape" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. an obstruction (usually metal) placed at the top of a goal; "it was an excellent kick but the ball hit the bar" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. a counter where you can obtain food or drink; "he bought a hot dog and a coke at the bar" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. (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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  13. (British) a heating element in an electric fire; "an electric fire with three bars" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  14. the body of individuals qualified to practice law in a particular jurisdiction; "he was admitted to the bar in New Jersey" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  15. (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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  16. musical notation for a repeating pattern of musical beats; "the orchestra omitted the last twelve bars of the song" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  17. the act of preventing; "there was no bar against leaving"; "money was allocated to study the cause and prevention of influenza" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  18. 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" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  19. a heating element in an electric fire; "an electric fire with three bars" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  20. a horizontal rod that serves as a support for gymnasts as they perform exercises Wordnet Dictionary DB
  21. a portable .30 caliber magazine-fed automatic rifle operated by gas pressure; used by United States troops in World War I and in World War II and in the Korean War Wordnet Dictionary DB
  22. a submerged (or partly submerged) ridge in a river or along a shore; "the boat ran aground on a submerged bar in the river" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  23. secure with, or as if with, bars; "He barred the door" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  24. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  25. Anything which obstructs, hinders, or prevents; an obstruction; a barrier. Webster Dictionary DB
  26. A bank of sand, gravel, or other matter, esp. at the mouth of a river or harbor, obstructing navigation. Webster Dictionary DB
  27. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  28. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  29. The place in court where prisoners are stationed for arraignment, trial, or sentence. Webster Dictionary DB
  30. The whole body of lawyers licensed in a court or district; the legal profession. Webster Dictionary DB
  31. A special plea constituting a sufficient answer to plaintiff's action. Webster Dictionary DB
  32. Any tribunal; as, the bar of public opinion; the bar of God. Webster Dictionary DB
  33. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  34. An ordinary, like a fess but narrower, occupying only one fifth part of the field. Webster Dictionary DB
  35. A broad shaft, or band, or stripe; as, a bar of light; a bar of color. Webster Dictionary DB
  36. A vertical line across the staff. Bars divide the staff into spaces which represent measures, and are themselves called measures. Webster Dictionary DB
  37. The space between the tusks and grinders in the upper jaw of a horse, in which the bit is placed. Webster Dictionary DB
  38. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  39. A drilling or tamping rod. Webster Dictionary DB
  40. A vein or dike crossing a lode. Webster Dictionary DB
  41. A gatehouse of a castle or fortified town. Webster Dictionary DB
  42. A slender strip of wood which divides and supports the glass of a window; a sash bar. Webster Dictionary DB
  43. To fasten with a bar; as, to bar a door or gate. Webster Dictionary DB
  44. To restrict or confine, as if by a bar; to hinder; to obstruct; to prevent; to prohibit; as, to bar the entrance of evil; distance bars our intercourse; the statute bars my right; the right is barred by time; a release bars the plaintiff's recovery; -- sometimes with up. Webster Dictionary DB
  45. To except; to exclude by exception. Webster Dictionary DB
  46. To cross with one or more stripes or lines. Webster Dictionary DB
  47. A stripe. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  48. A rigid piece of wood, metal, or other solid matter, long in proportion to its thickness; a quantity contained in such a shape; as, a bar of chocolate; a rail; a barrier; anything which impedes or obstructs; a bank of sand, gravel, etc., obstructing navigation at the entrance to a harbor or mouth of a river; the railing in closing the space occupied by counsel in courts of law; the place in court where prisoners are stationed for trial, or sentence; the profession of a lawyer; any tribunal, the portion of a hotel, etc., where liquors are served; a band or stripe; in a bridle, the mouthpiece connecting the checks; one of the upright lines drawn through the staff of a piece of music, dividing it into equal measures of time; the space and notes in closed by two such lines. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  49. A rod of any solid substance: a bolt: a hinderance or obstruction: a bank of sand or other matter at the mouth of a river: the railing that incloses a space in a tavern or in a court of law: any tribunal: the pleaders in a court as distinguished from the judges: a division in music. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  50. A rod; hindrance; movable rail in a fence; inclosed space in a tavern or court-room; a tribunal; division in music; bank in a river. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  51. A long, solid strip, as of wood or iron; rail; barrier; obstruction; a bank, as of sand in a harbor. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  52. An enclosed place in a court-room; a court of justice; the legal profession. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  53. A courter where liquors are sold. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  54. The vertical line that divides a staff. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  55. A rod of wood, iron, or other solid substance, used as a lever, an axis, or an obstruction; a cross beam or bolt; a barrier for defence; a bank of sand, gravel, or earth, forming a shoal at the mouth of a river or harbour, obstructing entrance, or rendering it difficult; the railing that encloses the place which counsels occupy in courts of justice; the place in a court at which criminals stand during trial; those who plead at the bar; any tribunal, as, the bar of public opinion; the enclosed place of a tavern, inn, or coffee-house, where liquors are served out; anything laid across another, as stripes in colour, and the like; the highest part of the place in a horse's mouth between the grinders and tusks; an ordinary, consisting of the space included by two straight lines drawn across the escutcheon; a peremptory exception, sufficient to destroy the plaintiff's action; a line drawn perpendicularly across the lines of the staff, including between each two a certain quantity of time, or number of beats; an ingot, lump, or wedge, from the mines, run in a mould, and unwrought. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  56. A bolt; a long piece or rod of any solid substance of small diameter; an enclosed place at an inn or a court; a division in music, or the line that makes the division; a sandbank at the entrance to a river; the body of lawyers that plead; any hindrance; a stop. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  57. Barred. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.

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Usage examples for bar

  1. I must see and have this lad of mine brought up to the bar – Shirley by Charlotte Brontë
  2. And the figure that had appeared, why should it pause and speak to one of the men at the bar and not come at once to him. – Sundown Slim by Henry Hubert Knibbs
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