bars meaning

  "bars" in a sentence
Noun: bars  baa(r)z
  1. Gymnastic apparatus consisting of two parallel wooden rods supported on uprights
    - parallel bars
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"
    - barroom [N. Amer], saloon, ginmill [N. Amer], taproom, cantina 
  2. A counter where you can obtain food or drink
    "he bought a hot dog and a coke at the bar" 
  3. 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" 
  4. Musical notation for a repeating pattern of musical beats
    "the orchestra omitted the last twelve bars of the song"
    - measure 
  5. An obstruction (usually metal) placed at the top of a goal
    "it was an excellent kick but the ball hit the bar" 
  6. The act of preventing
    "there was no bar against leaving"
    - prevention 
  7. (meteorology) a unit of pressure equal to a million dynes per square centimetre
    "unfortunately some writers have used bar for one dyne per square centimetre" 
  8. A submerged (or partly submerged) ridge in a river or along a shore
    "the boat ran aground on a submerged bar in the river" 
  9. The body of individuals qualified to practice law in a particular jurisdiction
    "he was admitted to the bar in New Jersey"
    - legal profession, legal community 
  10. A narrow marking of a different colour or texture from the background
    "a green toad with small black stripes or bars"
    - stripe, streak 
  11. A block of solid substance (such as soap or wax)
    "a bar of chocolate"
    - cake 
  12. A horizontal rod that serves as a support for gymnasts as they perform exercises 
  13. [Brit] A heating element in an electric fire
    "an electric fire with three bars" 
  14. (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"
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
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"

Type of: automatic, automatic rifle, barrier, block, close up, counter, disallow, exerciser, expel, fasten, fix, forbid, gymnastic apparatus, 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: boozer [Brit], court, courtroom, gin mill [N. Amer], goal, high bar, horizontal bar, pothouse [US], pub [Brit, Cdn], public house [Brit], saloon [Brit], taphouse [archaic], tavern

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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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