- The definition of barred refers to something that has at least one sturdy metal or wooden rod or plank, or to something that has bands of different colors on it.
- An example of barred is a jail cell.
- An example of barred is a red and white striped fabric.
- Barred means something was prevented from happening, or that something like metal or wood was placed over a door to prevent entry.
An example of barred is when someone blocks a door so you may not enter a premises.
Barred prison windows.
- having bars or stripes
- closed off with bars
- forbidden or excluded
(comparative more barred, superlative most barred)
- Having bars; striped.
- He is barred by term limits from running for a third term in office.
- Simple past tense and past participle of bar.
- He barred the door at evening.
Variant of 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