- Bar means something that stands in the way of something or keeps something from happening.
A raised area of sand that prevents tidal forces from reaching the shore is an example of a bar.
- The definition of a bar is something that is rectangular in shape.
A piece of gold colored metal on a military uniform is an example of a bar.
- A bar is defined as a rectangular counter where food and drinks are consumed, especially alcoholic drinks, or is a place of business where alcoholic drinks are served.
- The long part of the kitchen counter where stools are placed so people can eat there is an example of a bar.
- A public meeting place where people go to drink beer and sometimes shoot pool or watch sports or dance is an example of a bar.
- The definition of bar is the legal profession, or the railing which separates the spectators in a courtroom from the lawyers, judge, jury, and other court personnel.
- An example of bar is a state bar association which is an association that regulates the lawyers in a particular state.
- An example of bar is when a person passes the exam after attending law school; passes the bar exam.
- To bar is defined as to keep something from happening or to keep people from entering.
- When some cows on the road block traffic that is an example of bar.
- When you close a door and place a thin metal block to secure it, that is an example of bar.
Friends enjoy having drinks at a bar.
- any piece of wood, metal, etc. longer than it is wide or thick, often used as a barrier, fastening, lever, etc.
- an oblong piece or mass of something solid: bar of soap, chocolate bar
- any of various small metal strips worn to show military or other rank
- a thing that blocks the way or prevents entrance, departure, or further movement; specif., sandbar
- anything that hinders or prevents: illiteracy is a bar to success
- a strip, stripe, band, or broad line, as of light or color
- the railing enclosing the part of a law court where the judges or lawyers sit, or where prisoners are brought to trial
- this part of the law court
- a law court or system of courts
- any place of judgment: the bar of public opinion
- lawyers collectively
- the legal profession
- a counter at which alcoholic drinks and sometimes food are served
- an establishment or room with such a counter
- an article of furniture, often on wheels, from which drinks, etc. are served
- the mouthpiece of a horse's bit, or the part of a horse's mouth into which it is fitted
- in lace making and other needlework, a loop or tie that connects parts of a pattern
- Heraldry a horizontal stripe on a shield or bearing
- the defeat or nullifying of a claim or action
- anything that brings this about
- a vertical line across a staff, dividing it into measures
- a measure
- double bar
- Track & Field the horizontal bar used in the high jump or pole vault
- Zool. either of the ends of the wall of a horse's hoof, curving inward toward the center of the sole
Origin of barMiddle English and amp; Old French barre ; from Medieval Latin barra, bar, barrier, probably ; from Gaulish an unverified form barros, the bushy end, akin to Irish bar, branch ; from Indo-European an unverified form bhoros, cut wood ; from base an unverified form bher-, to cut with a sharp tool
transitive verbbarred, barring
- to fasten with or as with a bar
- to obstruct by means of a bar or bars; shut off; close
- to oppose, prevent, or forbid, as by legal action
- to keep out; exclude: he was barred from the contest
- to set aside: barring certain possibilities
- to mark with stripes
cross the bar
raise (or lower) the bar
Origin of bar< bar raise (or lower) the standard of judgment
- the basic unit of pressure in the CGS system, equal to the pressure of a force of one million dynes per square centimeter: abbrev. b
Origin of barGerman ; from Classical Greek baros, weight, akin to barys, heavy: see grave
- A relatively long, straight, rigid piece of solid material used as a fastener, support, barrier, or structural or mechanical member.
- a. A solid oblong block of a substance or combination of ingredients, such as soap or candy.b. Any of various flat baked confections that are typically dense and harder than cakes and served cut into rectangular pieces.c. A rectangular block of a precious metal.
- Sports a. See horizontal bar.b. A horizontal rod that marks the height to be cleared in high jumping or pole vaulting.
- A standard, expectation, or degree of requirement: a leader whose example set a high bar for others.
- Something that impedes or prevents action or progress: A poor education was a bar to his ambitions.
- A ridge, as of sand or gravel, on a shore or streambed, that is formed by the action of tides or currents.
- A narrow marking, as a stripe or band.
- a. A narrow metal or embroidered strip worn on a military uniform indicating rank or service.b. Chiefly British A small insignia worn on a military decoration indicating that it has been awarded an additional time.
- Heraldry A pair of horizontal parallel lines drawn across a shield.
- Law a. The nullification, defeat, or prevention of a claim or action.b. The process by which nullification, defeat, or prevention is achieved.
- The railing in a courtroom separating the participants in a legal proceeding from the spectators.
- A court or courtroom.
- Law a. Attorneys considered as a group. Used with the.b. The profession of law. Used with the.
- Music a. A vertical line drawn through a staff to mark off a measure.b. A measure.
- Variant of barre.
- a. A counter at which drinks, especially alcoholic drinks, and sometimes food, are served.b. An establishment or room having such a counter.
transitive verbbarred barred, bar·ring, bars
- To fasten securely with a long, straight, rigid piece of material: barred the gate.
- To shut in or confine: barred themselves in the basement.
- To obstruct or impede; block: barred the access route.
- To keep out; exclude: Tourists are barred from this room.
- a. To prohibit or prevent (someone) from doing something: Failing the eye exam barred him from driving.b. To prohibit (an action): The state bars the dumping of waste in the river.c. Law To nullify, defeat, or prevent (a claim or action).
- To rule out; except: Can we bar the possibility of foul play?
- To mark with stripes or bands.
Origin of barMiddle English barre, from Old French; see barre.
Origin of barGreek baros, weight; see gwer&schwa;-1 in Indo-European roots.
- a. barometerb. barometric
(countable and uncountable, plural bars)
- A solid, more or less rigid object with a uniform cross-section smaller than its length.
- The window was protected by steel bars.
- (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.
- Ancient Sparta used iron bars instead of handy coins in more valuable alloy, to physically discourage the use of money.
- We are expecting a carload of bar tomorrow.
- A cuboid piece of any solid commodity.
- bar of chocolate
- bar of soap
- A broad shaft, or band, or stripe.
- a bar of light; a bar of colour
- A long, narrow drawn or printed rectangle, cuboid or cylinder, especially as used in a bar code or a bar chart.
- A diacritical mark that consists of a line drawn through a grapheme. (For example, turning A into Ⱥ.)
- A business licensed to sell alcoholic drinks for consumption on the premises, or the premises themselves; public house.
- The street was lined with all-night bars.
- The counter of such a premises.
- Step up to the bar and order a drink.
- A counter, or simply a cabinet, from which alcoholic drinks are served in a private house or a hotel room.
- In combinations such as coffee bar, juice bar, etc., a premises or counter serving non-alcoholic drinks.
- An official order or pronouncement that prohibits some activity.
- The club has lifted its bar on women members.
- Anything that obstructs, hinders, or prevents; an obstruction; a barrier.
- (computing, whimsical, derived from fubar) A metasyntactic variable representing an unspecified entity, often the second in a series, following foo.
- Suppose we have two objects, foo and bar.
- (UK, law) The railing surrounding the part of a courtroom in which the judges, lawyers, defendants and witnesses stay
- (law, "the Bar", "the bar") The Bar exam, the legal licensing exam.
- He's studying hard to pass the Bar this time; he's failed it twice before.
- (law, "the Bar", "the bar") A collective term for lawyers or the legal profession; specifically applied to barristers in some countries but including all lawyers in others.
- (music) A vertical line across a musical staff dividing written music into sections, typically of equal durational value.
- (music) One of those musical sections.
- (sports) A horizontal pole that must be crossed in high jump and pole vault
- (soccer) The crossbar
- (backgammon) The central divider between the inner and outer table of a backgammon board, where stones are placed if they are hit.
- An addition to a military medal, on account of a subsequent act
- A linear shoaling landform feature within a body of water.
- (nautical, hydrology) 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).
- (heraldry) One of the ordinaries in heraldry; a fess.
- An informal unit of measure of signal strength for a wireless device such as a cell phone.
- There were no bars so I didn't get your text.
- A city gate, in some British place names.
- Potter's Bar
- (mining) A drilling or tamping rod.
- (mining) A vein or dike crossing a lode.
- (architecture) A gatehouse of a castle or fortified town.
- (farriery) 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 centre of the sole.
- (farriery, in the plural) The space between the tusks and grinders in the upper jaw of a horse, in which the bit is placed.
(third-person singular simple present bars, present participle barring, simple past and past participle barred)
- Except, with the exception of.
- He invited everyone to his wedding bar his ex-wife.
- (horse racing) Denotes the minimum odds offered on other horses not mentioned by name.
- Leg At Each Corner is at 3/1, Lost My Shirt 5/1, and it's 10/1 bar.
From Middle English barre, from Old French barre (“beam, bar, gate, barrier”), from Vulgar Latin *barra, of uncertain origin. Perhaps from Old Frankish *bara (“bar, beam, barrier, fence”), from Proto-Germanic *barō (“beam, bar, barrier”), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰAr- (“log, board, plank”). If so, then cognate with Old High German para, bara (“bar, beam, one's cherished land”), Old Frisian ber (“attack, assault”), Swedish bärling (“a spoke”), Norwegian berling (“a small bar in a vehicle, rod”), Latin forus (“gangway, plank”), Russian забо́р (zabór, “fencing, paling, fence”), Ancient Greek φάρος (pháros, “piece of land, furrow, marker, beacon, lighthouse”).
From Ancient Greek βάρος (baros, “weight”), coined circa 1900.
bar - Legal Definition
Variant of barre
Origin of barreFrench