bar meaning

[ bɑ: ] Pronunciation:   "bar" in a sentence
Noun: bar  baa(r)
  1. A room or establishment where alcoholic drinks are served over a counter
    "he drowned his sorrows in whiskey at the bar"
Verb: bar (barred,barring)  baa(r)
  1. Prevent from entering; keep out
    "He was barred from membership in the club"
    - debar, exclude 
  2. Render unsuitable for passage
    - barricade, block, blockade, stop, block off, block up 
  3. Expel, as if by official decree
    - banish, relegate 
  4. Secure with, or as if with, bars
    "He barred the door"
Noun: BAR
  1. A portable .30 calibre 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
    - Browning automatic rifle

Derived forms: bars, barred, barring

Type of: automatic, automatic rifle, barrier, block, close up, counter, disallow, expel, fasten, fix, forbid, heating element, hinderance, hindrance, impede, impediment, impedimenta, implement, interdict, interference, jam, kick out, machine rifle, marking, musical notation, nix [N. Amer], obstruct, obstructer, obstruction, obstructor, obturate, occlude, pressure unit, profession, prohibit, proscribe, rail, railing, ridge, room, secure, support, throw out, veto

Antonym: unbar

Part of: bars, boozer [Brit], court, courtroom, gin mill [N. Amer], goal, high bar, horizontal bar, parallel bars, pothouse [US], pub [Brit, Cdn], public house [Brit], saloon [Brit], taphouse [archaic], tavern

Encyclopedia: BAR

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[British slang]
Noun. One pound sterling.


One of the thin strips of wood or metal forming the several divisions of a sash or a wood panel door, employed to receive the glass.


A solid metal product having a square, rectangular, or other simple symmetrical cross-sectional shape and a length much greater than its width.


A counter over which liquor and other beverages are served; may be equipped with a footrail if stools are not provided.


A steel reinforcing bar.


A unit of pressure equal to 105 pascals, 105 newtons per square meter, or 106 dynes per square centimeter.


One of a number of thin strips of wood or metal forming the several divisions of a window sash or a wood-paneled door.


Same as iron mantel, 3.

banner vane


bar, 1

noun [sing.]

(Law ) (often the bar)

1 (BrE)

the profession of a barrister (= a lawyer in a higher court):

to be called to the bar (= to be allowed to work as a qualified barrister)

2 (AmE)

the profession of any kind of lawyer; lawyers as a group

A submerged or emerged embankment of sand, gravel, or mud created on the sea floor in shallow water by waves and currents.
A bar may be composed of mollusk shells.
(JP 4-01.6)
  • at the bar:    1. In court2. In p ...
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  1. it 's all over bar ( but ) the shouting.
  2. poke food through the bars of a cage.
  3. a iron bar is solid, a pipe is hollow.
  4. she will be judged at the bar of public opinion.
  5. lonand and tom shawn were tending bar.

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